The word Christmas conjures images of candy canes, bells, poinsettias, trees, ornaments, and holly, and gold, silver, red, and green. It's often a joyful, jolly, frantic, and consumerist sort of holiday.
Sadly, too many people simply aren't in a position to feel the holly, jolly fun. Maybe they are dealing with job loss, financial woes, grief, health concerns...any number of crises that happen in life. But feeling alienated at Christmas is an all too common experience.
We can, with our cards, respond sensitively to these situations. Instead of sending Merry Christmas greetings to someone who's anything but merry, how about a wish of peace?
A wish of peace is always appropriate. Changing up the colors from traditional red and green helps convey a message that says, "I know you're not jolly this year but want you to know you are on my mind this Christmas, and I wish you peace, comfort, and love."
As you make Christmas cards this year, think about making a few that offer peace to those who suffer. A poinsettia in pool blue, a sentiment in celery, and a bling in teal acknowledges that this Christmas isn't holly jolly, but the peace of a holy day can make a huge difference.
Just something to think about.
stamps: Clearly Besotted Christmas Poinsettia
ink: Fresh Ink pool, celery
paper: Papertrey white