I will take any excuse to purchase new stationary and the holidays are no exception. I love receiving cards and letters year round, but I know that’s hard to keep up with, so I especially appreciate even those once a year updates from friends and family, near and far, that I can then display to remind myself daily of how many people I am fortunate enough to have in my life. So much better than looking at Facebook friends.
Some years I think I’ll be different and delay my greeting cards for the New Year. I do love the New Year. But then I see all of beautiful holiday cards available and I forget the idea completely, and stick with what I know and love. Not much planning usually goes into which cards I send each year. While I enjoy receiving the personalized photo cards, I’ve never had my act together enough to pull that off. So my cards are purchased on a whim, typically on a trip meant for something else, but somehow I’m always pretty happy with what I end up with.
For those of you who want to survey all your options and pick the best of the best, let me tell you, the options are overwhelming! I struggled to narrow down my favorites for this post, but nonetheless, I think I’ve picked some pretty unique and beautiful cards and that’s always my goal – to find a message that will resonate with a diverse recipient list, colors that will be beautiful when on display, and plenty of space on the inside to write a meaningful greeting.
Does anyone else send holiday greetings? Do you make your own cards, purchase cards or send photo cards? What’s the average number of recipients on your list?
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