Today I am having a serious Jewish Girl in Wasp's Clothing moment. We're well into October, which means I'm starting to think about the holidays. Currently, I am shopping for cards, which is always a point of contention for me. While I celebrate Hanukkah, most of my friends do not. I always feel a little stuck in the middle. My standard greeting in December is 'Happy Holidays' and I never feel awkward or offended if someone wishes me a Merry Christmas. I see the season in beautiful lights and generous spirits, not menorahs or trees. I don't feel comfortable sending cards specific to either holiday, so I always try to find a happy (holiday) medium.
Two years ago, I made these photo cards Snapfish. These were a bit Christmassy but lights strung on palm trees remind me of growing in Miami, so it felt like a nonsectarian choice to me.
Last year, I sent these Hello Lucky polar bear cards. Love these, but can't send the same thing two years in a row!
This year, I'd like to get a little creative and step outside of the box. I'm thinking of using Etsy as a resource for cards, gifts, and general holiday cheer. Lately, I've felt really inspired to be more crafty and resourceful.
Have you started shopping for cards yet? Do you have similar struggles to me this time of year?