Three Years of Merry Christmas

In what will likely feel like the most (and least) 2020 move ever, I’m ashamed to admit that I haven’t sent Christmas cards since 2017.  I can give you all kinds of reasons for that, most of which feel like hollow platitudes in 2020.

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In October, the soul-crushing realities of the pandemic started crashing over me again and I was desperate to hang on to the holiday season for as long as possible to escape from a myriad of realities that our country was facing.  

I bought Christmas trees and travel ornaments.  I decorated well early than anyone would ever admit to doing.  I flipped through the typical gold foil cards that we order, but my sparkle and shine felt a little muted.  Thus, I ordered a card that felt both appropriate for my feelings in that moment but also allowed us to catch up with friends and family that we haven’t seen in 2020 (and before).

I used Minted envelope addressing and felt a sense of sadness for the family members lost this year.  I thought of marriages, divorces, new babies, and all the moments that have happened in between.  I wondered about address changes, name changes, and added some new friends to the list.  

When the cards arrived, they were just as perfect as I hope they would be.  I sealed them with washi tape from Penny Post and when I dropped them in the mail, I felt a sense of accomplishment.  There are a lot of things that I haven’t enjoyed about 2020, but sending mail always sparks a bit of joy for me.  

Merry Christmas, friends.

Journey of Doing - Catch up Christmas card
Journey of Doing - Christmas card catch up

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  1. I love the photos you chose, Sara! It is so dang hard to choose photos for a holiday card, honestly – I think you “came back” to Christmas cards in a very elegant way. Hope you had a wonderful holiday!

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