The answer is quite simple…we can think of no better way to honor the traditions that make Christmas such an important part of our lives. In our world of emails, texts, and tweets, opening the mailbox, (the one outside) to find a handwritten Christmas card is more of a special feeling today than ever before. The nostalgic activity of sending Christmas cards is a warm, personal way to say to friends and family, “I remember”. I remember the mesmerizing bubble lights on Mom’s tree, I remember the scrumptious aroma of Grandma’s gingerbread and the unbearable anticipation of Christmas morning, and I remember you!
In choosing the perfect Christmas cards take your inspiration from a simpler time when every TV had only three channels, (even with the rabbit ears), every kid dreamed of being a cowboy (or a a space cadet), and when baking cookies together and watching “It’s a Wonderful Life‘” was considered the perfect holiday evening. Send a card that will bring a smile and warm the heart, after all, it may be the only time this year that this list of special friends and family will hear from you.
For many the choice of a nostalgic Christmas card captures a distant memory of Christmas’ too delightful to forget. For others, who feel they were born a few years too late, the vintage Christmas approach is the perfect chance to express a hip, “new” vintage look for the season.
Let everyone know that you will be celebrating a “Retro Christmas” as a reflection of the joy that comes from sharing a unique time in America’s pop culture. So pour yourself a cup of eggnog, put Bing Crosby on the on the hi-fi, and enjoy reliving a more nostalgic time while writing your Christmas cards.
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