Monday, October 26, 2020

Do I or don't I?

I am in a bit of a dilemma about holiday cards, or Christmas cards - howsoever you wish to call them. 

I create my own cards every years and then have them professionally printed by Vistaprint. 2020 has been the anno horribilis to end all anni horribilis and folks who do the Christmas thing are going to be curtailed in how they celebrate this year, tho I have no doubt they will if only to maintain some normalcy. Other friends have suffered losses of loved ones and they will be remembering happy times surely but do they wish to be reminded to be 'happy' and 'merry' when grieving. 

There is the possibility of sending New Year's cards instead - depending on the outcome of the election - a particular result of said election would most definitely not bode well for a happy new year. 

Plus I'm just not feeling it. So how shall I acknowledge my friends and acquaintances this year? How to say - "Hello, thinking of you and wishing you well" Perhaps that's it - a sort of holiday-ish Hello card - it's a thought.  

What do you think?


14 comments:

  1. I like the idea of a ‘Thinking of you and wish all is well’ card.

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    1. I am definitely leaning that way myself - now I need to come up with a concept...If you email me your address it will be my pleasure to send you one...since I do wish you well!

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    2. Sorry Grace but I deleted your email address after the purpose for having it was completed but I'll know you are thinking if me and smile. :)

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  2. I think that's a great idea! Maybe just a peaceful winter scene?

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    1. I'm thinking something fun - I just downloaded a few new fonts to play with.

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  3. Happy New Year, and here's hoping it's less of a clusterfuck than 2020...

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    1. LOL Love it, I was thinking along the lines of "the shit storm of 2020" BUT - I need to be a bit more, how shall I say, polite? family friendly! But that IS the thought...

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  4. I'm leaning into the hello...thinking of you one. You make your own cards? Does every friggin' blogger have a talent? I have zero talent at anything. So I am just jealous.

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    1. No, I'm not crafty like my friend Ann who actually makes the cards herself (check out her blog post today - https://annssnapeditscrap.blogspot.com/2020/10/is-it-too-early.html). I design them and then have them professionally printed by Vistaprint. Last year's looked deceptively simple, a winter forest scene with a red fox sleeping under a tree - but it was a total bitch to make LOL Finding the background scene, finding the fox image I wanted, 'cutting' the fox image out, sizing it just right and then putting it under the tree in the right position...pain in the patootie I can tell you. Others been my own photos with graphics superimposed - sometimes the concept was the most difficult part sometimes the manipulation and editing of images was the hardest - but no I am NOT crafty at all - just a so-so graphic editor.

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  5. I agree just a well wishes card - it's the thought that counts irrelevant to the season. It's a bit like the I Am Ok series l run, it's just to see how folks are doing and knowing that despite everything you are still thinking of them.

    I send very few cards anyway - l can call my list it's just easier .... mm, let me think ' my list?' Suze and my Mother - badabingbadaboom done :)

    In blog, it's just a Merry whichever post :)

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    1. I like cards - sending and receiving - and I like the challenge of creating my own - Christmas is just an excuse to be a bit creative and let people know I'm still alive and kicking!

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  6. I do Merry Christmas cards! About 125 of them all hand made:) My husband will add a Christmas Letter...something light and happy...something to make people smile...as we all need that. :)

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    1. My goodness you are ambitious! I don't know 125 people LOL Some friends have had major losses this year and wishing them a merry christmas and happy new year is just rubbing salt in the wound...at least that's what I think. So I need some other concept.

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