As far back as I can remember my mom would tie together all of the Christmas cards we received from our family and friends and display them with beautiful ribbon securing them together. As the world has become a much more digital savvy place the sentiment of Christmas cards sharing photos of the family and updates each year have quickly turned digital. But as the world of technology rears its ugly head the sentiment of sending a holiday card in snail mail has not lost its charm and for those who carry the tradition close to their heart the tradition is far from gone.
As the cards begin to sweep in I couldn’t help by marvel at this particular card a few minutes longer than the norm. To see such a beautiful picture that captures the essence of my sister and her beautiful family I sat staring at it for a moment just thinking about what a beautiful woman she has grown into ~ more than the sister I always knew her as and now a wife, a mom, an aunt – and in awe of her, her husband and two little angels who brighten up my life by simply just being in it. I suddenly realized how much these Christmas cards mean to me and
I then set this one aside for the memory box. Beautifully crafted, not a detail was missed. From color to texture, font and placement of each word to the lining of the envelope ~ this card was a true reflection of the natural artist within my sister Tina, who designed the card herself. Being a couple years shy of having my own family to display on Christmas cards I had to ask how she designed this picture perfect card. And when I heard her answers I was even more awe struck.
Q&A With Kristina, Sister GG, on her advice for designing the perfect Christmas Card:
GG: What advice would you give to someone making their first Christmas card?
KRISTINA: I think the card has to be true to you. An honest heartfelt moment to share with people you love that reflects the love in your life .
GG: Any other tips on how to make your Christmas card unique?
KRISTINA: I like a word or words that reflect the FEELING the season brings not the actual holiday – whatever that is:
Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanza, – each holiday all surfaces the same feelings of love, gratefulness, peace, joy and that should show in the photo you choose.