Fashion is about what you wear. Style is about how you live your life. ~Ralph Lauren
Thursday, December 30, 2010
One of my favorite parts of the holiday season is checking the mailbox and opening cards from friends and family. I have always been kind of obsessed with mail. I think it's because I spent most of my childhood writing letters and cards. Especially when I lived in Germany in high school--it was before facebook, e-mail, texts, blogs, etc.. So there is something great about getting cards in the mail around this time of the year. I especially enjoy the picture cards. I always save them. It's nice to see the family pictures.
(here are some of the pictures I have gotten this year)
Every year I think about doing a picture card but I've always thought it might be weird because I don't have kids or a husband. That's fine but I just wonder what I'd put on a card that would be appropriate. And then I got to thinking that I would like to do something different too. Everyone sends out Christmas cards--which is great. But I always feel a little torn because not all of my friends celebrate Christmas and I always seem to miss Hanukkah for some reason. And I wanted to do something a little different. So this year, I decided that I would send out a card for the new year. And break the rules. Why do I need to have babies or a husband to feel like I can share my life with my friends and family? I don't. I can make my own rules. And of all years I want to really celebrate the new year. 2010 has been such an emotional year with many ups and many downs. I want to ring in 2011 in my own way. So here is my greeting to my friends and family for 2011--complete with my two cuddly girls.
The card reads:
"Here's to the bright New Year, and the fond farewell to the old; here's to the things that are yet to come, and to the memories that we hold."
And that's exactly how I feel this year. I'm ready for a new year with new ups and new downs. And I want to do it my way.
A former Air Force brat that now calls central NY “home”. I enjoy crafty things, a good cup of coffee, DMB lyrics, witty banter, searching for the perfect bag, discovering the latest and greatest nail polish shades, and have an intense enthusiasm for Syracuse basketball. I love my career but (not so) secretly dream of being a professional organizer, a college basketball talk show host, or a nail polish namer at a major nail polish manufacturer. I don’t believe in wearing flats, but it is my firm belief that accessories can change your life.