I found the following mantra in the Daily Candy book Lindsay gave me for my birthday this year (01/21. Mark your calendars.) and I think that it perfectly and succinctly encompasses my personal philosophy:
Sweat the small stuff
Drink lots of water
Drink lots of wine
Send thank you notes
As I have mentioned before, I have a thing with stationery. I love love love to send handwritten notes. It’s warm and personal and in this age of digital technology, people LOVE to get snail mail. Fact.
Another fact: the winter holidays are an excellent snail-mail opportunity. BUT, a word to the wise – holiday cards can be stylish, clever and gorgeous or they can be nerdy, cliché and c.h.e.e.s.y. And if you wait too long to get yours, you’ll be stuck with the latter. Trust. Also, it can be especially hard to find cool Hanukkah cards. You have to start early.
The time is NOW, my friends.
Check out these spectacular cards I found:
Available here at Pinecone and Chickadee
Available here on etsy.com.
Available here from Rock Scissor Paper
Available here at Papercards.com
Available here at Pancake and Franks.
Available here at Vigocard.com
I will tell you, though, that I also considered doing tongue-in-cheek family photo card with Olive…
…but I didn’t think I can get her into a reindeer costume. Ssssigh.