Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Christmas Card 2010.

Now that it's been a few days since I mailed our cards, I'm pretty sure it's safe to share them here.

A couple of months ago, I saw a manifesto on my favorite website, Pinterest, and I instantly knew that I wanted to create a Christmas manifesto for my family. A public declaration of all the things we believe in and love to do each Christmas season...

Our principles:
+ love one another
+ do good
+ be cheerful

Our policies:
+ give gifts
+ sing
+ celebrate

Our intentions:
+ play yahtzee
+ watch Christmas movies
+ build gingerbread houses


I've sent Christmas cards every year of our marriage [16 years] and handmade them for the last 11 years. It's one of my favorite traditions and I think of all the time and effort spent as a gift to those on my list.

Receiving Christmas cards in the mail is also a favorite of mine, and I save EVERY single card, and have quite a stack saved up from year to year. I love to look through them, and display some of my past favorites every year.

I am looking into commissioning this manifesto into a large, letter-pressed poster size, so that I can frame it and hang it in our home every Christmas.

+ Do you send Christmas cards?
+ Do you love to receive them?