Jewelry & Jeans: Keeping Traditions Alive with Family Christmas Cards

Keeping Traditions Alive with Family Christmas Cards

Monday, December 4, 2017

Entering December with Mariah blasting and Christmas lights on 24/7.  I've consumed more hot coco and marshmallows than I'd like to admit but these are just a few of the traditions I love so much.  As we get further and further into new technology and cultural shifts I really value the traditions that my mother and grandmother started.  One of those traditions that I vow to hold onto is mailing, yes mailing with a stamp, Christmas cards to friends and family.  Talking all about tradition and sharing some personal family photos, check out the full post below.

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I can remember the time my mom put into writing Christmas cards to family and friends and how fun it was to receive them each year.  With so many special people in our lives who live far away it was a way to stay connected.  I now appreciate that tradition even more.  I never enjoy getting the mail like I do in the month of December.  I love getting to see how families have grown and sharing our blessings for a wonderful new year on all of those people we love so much.  

In addition to sending out cards, I really want to instill in my boys the love of giving back. For as long as I can remember my mom taught us to give to others, especially this time of year.  We would always pick cards off an angel tree and buy for foster kids and older people who were in need.  It would break my heart to hear how kids just wanted some pajamas to wear or how older folks were requesting new socks.  We get so caught up in things but there are so many who are without necessities.  I try to talk with my boys, particularly Colton who's almost 5, that there are people who need help and we are called to share out blessings and give help where we can. This year Colton has agreed to pick toys to give to Tots for Kids, he's even offered to give some of his own.  

Year after year I have such a fun picking out a great card to compliment our family pictures.  And year after year, I am so impressed with Shutterfly. They offer a great selection and make the design process really easy.  My favorite part is being able to upload my address book and have all of my envelopes not only preprinted but designed so that both my card and my envelope make a lasting impression on our recipients. 

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  1. This is really a great idea .. Even you can gift your loved ones silver jewellery on Christmas as a gift , They will love it :)

  2. Amazing post. You are sharing beautiful thoughts of tradition and some personal family photos. It looks really beautiful. Great work. I like this post.


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