A few years ago, I read an article about things that were “dying out” as millennials reached adulthood (paper napkins being the only example I remember off the top of my head). I imagine that, had you asked someone a decade ago, they might have predicted that physical Christmas cards would top that list. On the contrary, though, my fridge fills every December with the smiling faces of friends from high school, college, and beyond. Rather than leaving this very non-digital tradition in the dust, so many people I know have wholeheartedly embraced it, myself included. I’m sure I repeat this every year, but I love everything about sending Christmas cards–selecting a photo, choosing a design, writing down some memories or reflections on the year, assembling the cards and thinking about each person we’re sending them too, and, finally, popping the satisfying stack into the mailbox. I’m all for saying “no thank you” to the traditions that aren’t meaningful to you or that don’t bring you joy, but for me personally, this one is always a happy must-do!
Once again, I turned to Minted to create our cards–I’ve been using them since we got married! Their free envelope addressing, beautiful designs, customization options, and quality never let me down. I chose a few of the family photos we had taken in Virginia Beach over the summer (by Erika Mills–she was wonderful!) on the front, but couldn’t resist including one of Azelie’s newborn photos on the back since we didn’t send paper birth announcements. It’s wild how much she has grown in nine short months!
I’m signing off of the blog for the rest of the week, but will be back next week with some inspiration for spending New Year’s Eve at home! Wishing you a beautiful and blessed Christmas!