As long as I can remember, my mom sent out Christmas cards. This was hugely popular in the days before social media. Before everyone knew what you did on a daily basis, you’d send out a yearly recap of your year, followed by a photos of your family. I can remember how much I loved reading my moms newsletters. Hearing, in her words, how proud she was of me was always so exciting. I also loved getting these cards in the mail from family and friends. It was the highlight of Christmas for me! And even though I get my own cards from friends and family, I still love to go to my parents house and read the cards they have received. A lot of the cards are from families who have been sending them for 20+ years. It’s so, so cool!! In recent years, however, I’ve noticed this yearly tradition has died down. I’m not sure if it’s the introduction of Facebook that has people thinking the concept is too old – but I’m still very much on the Christmas Card bandwagon, and have continued on in my moms footsteps, sending out a yearly photo of my own family. I hope I keep it going until all of my kids have their own families. Plus, what a cool way to see how much your family grows and changes then through a collection of yearly photos! I know I’m grateful for my parents photo traditions, and I know my kids will be too.
Years: 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 00, 02 and 2003.