It’s the holiday season – that time of year when holiday cards and letters arrive – in the mail! This tradition can be a rare opportunity to reconnect with loved ones from our lives. The card we choose, the photos we use and the message we send are telling indicators of our relationships and the things we value the most.
We live in an age when we share more about our ideal selves and less about our true selves. Between trying to measure up to that standard and thinking about sending a holiday card, the whole process could feel absolutely overwhelming. In this 3-part series, I’ll share tips for easily creating a personal holiday card and letter. And you’ll see some real examples of the lessons my family has learned from our attempts at holiday cards through the years!
What’s the message you want to share?
Our family enjoys opening cards with photos of our loved ones enjoying everyday moments and milestones together. Our holiday card is all about Christmas. We try to select photos that provide a visual update. The past year’s blessings & challenges are shared in a short letter with plenty of humility and self-deprecating humor sprinkled in!
So as you think about your holiday card, give some thought to the message you want to send this year. Next step, Choosing the Photos. If you like these ideas but want some help making it happen, contact us. We can help you!