I spend each and every day working on a computer yet I have a love affair with books, note cards and old fashioned Christmas Cards. Even with all the joys of using technology there is nothing like getting a card in the mail. The beautiful artwork which graces vintage Christmas cards brings back such happy memories and a warmth in my heart. Posting a holiday greeting on a Facebook wall, or in a tweet on Twitter or through an email just isn't the same in my eyes.
Scheduling a time to sit down and write out Christmas Cards was always a joyous event that my mother and I did together when I was young. Holiday music blared in the background and mugs of hot chocolate would warm our bellies. We would look through the pile of cards received the year before and chat about who each card was from. Mom always shared funny stories while we worked and I remember us laughing and giggling all day long. Doing our Christmas Cards was a joy, a tradition and never a chore.
This card reminds me so much of the cards I received as a young girl in the early 1970's...
For many years our family has sent out photo cards for Christmas...you know the ones...photos with us on the beach; of our dogs; of our house decorated for the holidays but this year I decided to just pick up some pretty ones with a watercolor tree painted on the front. Nothing beachy, nothing expensive. So many friends seem to be in a rut that once they start doing something like writing a holiday letter every year, or purchasing photo Christmas card every year that they think they have to do it forever...NO you don't. Do what makes you happy!
Purchasing simple cards, sitting down with my daughter and filling them out with pen in hand will be a simple joy that I will forever cherish. Beach living is simple living...you know, enjoy the small stuff and all that :O)
Here are some of our favorite Coastal Christmas cards this year...and who knows maybe starting next Christmas I'll send Coastal Christmas cards every year...hmmmm.
|Crabby Claus by Mary Ellen Golden|
|Coastal Christmas Cards from The Coastal Collection|
|Christmas Dreaming...by the shore by Coral Design Co.|
|Merry Christmas Sand Dollar Cards from Seawashed|
What are you thoughts about Christmas Cards...
Send them, email them, don't do them?
We also created a fun little Christmas project with some of our favorite Christmas Cards received from loved ones over the years...article coming up in a few days.
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