When I was growing up, the long braggy letter was the in holiday greeting. Families would try to make each other feel like crap sharing how great their year had been. I guess now people do that on Facebook.
For a while the popular approach for holiday cards has been the photo card. We started sending photo cards when Rose was born. When Walsh was born we started sending collage photo cards because we could never get one great photo of both kids.
Then that transformed into showing folks on the card what we had been up to or what the kids like. Now that we’ve moved out West our goal is to show people what we’re seeing out here because it is so different from the East Coast.
We have friends who I think are the masters of the holiday card (see above). Ted Anthony and Melissa Rayworth are both journalists we have known for many years, and every year they have a new and creative approach to their holiday cards – even if they are late. I asked Ted to send me a few of their last cards to share with you guys and here they are. It’s probably too late for this year but they may give you inspiration for next year.
What are your favorite types of holiday cards to give and receive? Do you have a Ted in your life who always comes up with the best cards? What have been your favorites?