I was talking with a co-worker, Lisa, about how the holidays get so busy with all the entertaining and cooking that takes place each year. And the topic of sending Christmas/Holiday cards came up and how can one reduce the amount of work it takes to get the cards out to all while planning holiday dinners, shopping, wrapping and holiday decorating. She mentioned that a friend of hers has a multi-faith household so instead of sending out the traditional Christmas cards each year, she waits until the week after Christmas and sends New Year’s cards to her family and friends.
A light went off in my head….what a great idea! I’m running around now trying to get our house decorated, finishing up the holiday gift shopping, planning for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, making sure my 7 year old is in tune with the spirit of Christmas as well as keeping her believing in Santa, celebrating my husbands birthday in the middle of December, and working feverishly at work on year-end projects. Where do I have the time to write out/order the Christmas Cards?? I still haven’t taken my daughter’s holiday picture (something I try to do in early November) and getting the mailing list coordinated and updated is time consuming. The days are moving by quickly and I don’t see a break anytime soon.
So, I think I’m going to take this idea of Lisa’s and move the holiday greeting cards off until the week after Christmas and wish my friends and family a Happy New Year to start the year off with a cheer. And in the end, our greeting card will not get lost in the shuffle of other Christmas cards….is that bad to think that way? LOL.
Here are some examples of New Year Wishes photo cards that are stylish and personal:
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