Five years ago I wrote this:
I love Christmas cards. I tend to keep them on my wall year round at work. They make me smile and bring me so much joy. But I will admit that last year, they also made me wistful. I was in a place where I felt like everyone’s life was moving forward and mine had in fact…gone backwards. And it made me hurt a little. As I opened what felt like my 25th card filled with smiling faces and children who are no longer tiny, an idea occurred to me…why not come up with an awkward single Christmas card that would make people laugh? Something cute and funny but cringe worthy enough that a stranger opening the fridge door at a friends house would do a double take? And so the awkward Christmas card was born.
Voi-La! I present to you my life in Awkward Christmas cards.
My favorite part of the whole process is writing the greeting. It’s a fun way to keep up with friends and family while celebrating what the Lord has done over the past year. You can definitely see my journey towards wholeness as the cards progress. I don’t know how long I will keep them going but they sure are fun to make.
Photo Credits Include: @MartinEason, @jennastrubhar and @JESclaydon