It’s picture time! Finally dusted off my camera and decided to use it for once. My blog class actually starts next week (I had thought it started this week) so this cockamamie (sp?) post in no way reflects the quality of the class I’m about to take.
I’ve been meaning to create this post for some time. Well that time has finally come since we took down all the Christmas cards and stationery that we had taped up to our glass doors. All gazillion of them.
This is a very special shout out to my top three favorite holiday greetings.
This is in no particular order, but I have to give major major props to my friend Kristen Wong who pioneered the holiday letter. I’ve been getting her annual letters for God knows how long. She’s creative, witty, consistent, and make no bones about it, I don’t know a single person who has been writing holiday letters as long as she has. It’s the one holiday piece that I look forward to every year. Despite all of my various moves, I make a point to make sure Kristen’s got my most recent address. I’ll email desperately, “Please don’t forget me! Here is my current address.” She is a true inspiration for so many.
Here’s an angled shot of the 2010 Wong family letter.
Here’s my favorite holiday card from my friends Brian and Leslie Baker. Not only is it festive, but I get to see what they currently look like, where they’ve been, that they’re active, having fun, and well-traveled. I already wrote a post about how disengaging it is to only get pictures of babbling children. Did my friends get fat? Did they shrink? Did they go gray? Are they on the brink of divorce? Who knows? Sending Christmas love with pics of the kids–that’s all you get. Lovely.
The Bakers buck that typical, lazy trend. Here’s a pic of the Bakers’ bad-ass card.
Here’s my favorite postcard from my friends Nikki Doran and Merritt Pelkey who moved to Las Vegas last year from the Bay Area. Honestly, it doesn’t get more creative than this. Super cute, super relevant.
Here’s their very awesome postcard.
I hope you all find creative inspiration with the above. Take note of what friends and family would like to see. You! Get it?