Monday, January 23, 2012

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! (wait... what?)

Do you remember a while back when I said I was letting go?
Letting go of the pressure to do too much at the holidays...
One of the things I let go of was the idea of sending out Christmas cards.
I would have loved to do it. Really. But there was just no way it was going to happen.

So... I'm breaking re-writing the rules.
Who says cards have to be sent before Christmas?
Not me.
We're sending out Happy New Year cards!


We just put together sweet and simple handwritten cards wishing our loved ones a happy 2012.
We included a family photo from a session we had done late last year.




The idea is still the same, with heartfelt intent...
And people might actually be surprised by an unexpected card in the middle of January, right?!

You have permission to break the rules as well.
If you can't do it all (and who can?!), then just do what you can.
Even if it's a month later than expected.

This might become our new tradition.

11 comments:

polka dot skies said...

I love it! I think it's a great way to start off a new year!

Wendy said...

Yeah, I missed the whole Christmas card boat, too. Thinking of aiming for Valentine's Day...

Anonymous said...

We like to send Valentine's Day cards b/c there are many people that would be forgotten that day, and it's a surprise to receive an envelope full of Christ's love and OUR family! :) The unexpected mail is the BEST! You go!---- Trenna

Danielle said...

Love it! You're just a rebel :)

Missy said...

I started doing the New Years instead of Christmas card thing a couple years ago - no one's complained yet LOL

The Perfect Trio said...

I did get Christmas cards out but, would have totally sent out New Year's cards if I hadn't done them.

Love the picture you used!!! We need a family photo shoot. We've not had family pictures since I was pregnant with Jett...more than FIVE years ago.

Rustown Mom said...

And if anyone is later than New Year's...there's always Valentine's Day...a family greeting and photo is good to get in the mail any time of year!! (:

Sarah @ This Farm Family's Life said...

Love this! I would love to get a card like this in the middle of January when it is so dreary out. It would really brighten things up. Can you send me one?? Just kidding...no really. ;0)

Amy said...

Love it. You should send me a picture so I can hang it on our little photo board. All year long I could see your smiling face. :)

Chad and Jody said...

809 Country Lane. :)

Ruth said...

Cute picture! Christmas cards were a fail for me too this year, and I also thought of new year cards... then even more time passed and I wasn't sure if 2012 still counted as 'new'. But you might have inspired me - and I can always aim for valentine's if nothing else!