How is everyone doing? This season is so hectic, fun but very hectic. Between holiday family fun, parties, school functions and preparing for the actual day of Christmas it feels as if my head is going to pop off trying to organize it all. Then I remember that holiday cards exist, and I wonder about those Holiday cards, timeless tradition or played out?
I actually asked this on my blog’s Facebook page (if you are not following along click here to like it and get some fun daily information). I asked if people still do holiday cards? I love getting them and happily display them in my home. The ones with pictures I even leave on the refrigerator year round so my kids can get to know any relatives or friends who do not live close. I was also sooooo amped up when I had Nora because I now had a family and I got to send one of those cute picture holiday cards too! Since then I have designed ours myself, using software I use for this here blog to create a fun card each year.
I decked out my home for the holidays and I send out wishes for the festive season, in the snail mail. I am a Woman of tradition! But I am thinking others are not too into this tradition anymore. Each year the cards I receive are becoming less and less. I assume it is one of two things, I am uncool and have been removed from peoples list of holiday card recipients. Or people are not sending them anymore. I get it, with social media a lot of times we all get updates on people’s live even if they do not live close by. It is also such a busy season, as I said earlier and taking one thing off of your to-do list is appealing. I happily designed my cards early and ordered them. But they have yet to be addressed and sent, which I plan to do in the next few days… fingers crossed.
I know this is not home decor specific for the discussion today, but I am wanting to connect with you more, get that communication flowing. I explained it a little earlier this week with my Let’s talk home decor post and I loved having the conversation between everyone reading here! This is not home-ish specific, but very specific for this season.
As I said, I asked the question Holiday cards, timeless tradition or played out? On my Facebook page and I got a ton of responses. Most said they enjoyed receiving them but have also noticed the amount they receive dwindling. Which was a relief to me, I don’t think I have been blacklisted in the holiday card situation after all! So I am bringing up this discussion with you guys, what say you my wonderful readers?
I also thought it would be fun to show you all our holiday cards for this year. I had a lot of fun creating them and typically do not share a lot of pictures of my family, just the home. But with this season I thought it would be fun to share with you all these special people of mine. I am pretty obsessed with them! These holiday cards also force me to get my booty in gear and take some decent pictures of my kids once a year. The holiday card situation also forces a family picture. It happens once a year people, and that is the maximum of it happening.
The other contender was this lovely picture of my kids on Thanksgiving. This may be my favorite picture of my kids, it shows their spirit and silly side. I was going to go with it for our holiday card, but then I remembered I am sending this card to my Grandma, who does not have Facebook. So she does not see firsthand my kids accomplishments or cute smiles. Her just being sent this picture I could not do. I admit I adore this holiday card situation, love making mine and getting ones from others. It is such a fun tradition and one I eagerly started doing when we started our family. I felt like I was in an elite group of adults (really all adults, but it was new to me) and I had the cute, squishy baby to put a picture of in our card. I had the happy husband and my tiny family to share with the ones I love. Also with me living across the country from most of my family, and this being BSM (Before Social Media) this was pretty much the best way to share my family with my extended family.
So, what say you? Holiday cards, timeless tradition or played out? Let me know what you think! If you have shared a holiday card on social media tag me in it or use the hashtag #letstalkhomedecor. I want to see your pretty faces! Last but not least, from my family to yours we wish you a festive Holiday season! Thank you so much for joining in here, I appreciate every single one of you!