The holidays can be a very difficult time of year for those of us who have lost someone we love. When we’re surrounded by smiling faces in advertisements and calls for good cheer, an already hard experience can feel devastating.
But there are some moving ways to make our departed loved ones a part of our Christmas celebrations. An article from the Chicago Tribune offers 10 ideas for honoring those we’ve lost during the holiday season, including:
- Hang a special ornament on the holiday tree to commemorate your loved one. This ornament can be something from the past which holds sentimental value or it can be a new ornament which best represents your loved one’s life.
- Cook your loved one’s favorite dish and serve it during the holiday dinner.
- During dinner, take turns sharing favorite memories and telling stories about your loved one. Reminiscence can be therapeutic.
- Donate to your loved one’s favorite charity in lieu of a holiday gift.
We’ve always said that great photos make great Christmas cards, and this Featured Favorite is proof. We love the way the tropical colors and gold foil pop off the black chalkboard background. Our Minnesota team couldn’t help being drawn in by the warm-location photos and reached out to ask where these photos were taken.
Shhh… we’re giving you a sneak peek of some of the new holiday photo card ideas from our 2013 collection! This year our holiday collection focuses on the hottest trends of the season. Nature Inspired designs like wood-grain patterns, animals and natural elements represent a huge trend in our holiday collection and let you share your love of nature with family and friends.
Naughty or Nice Spinner Christmas Cards
Have you been naughty or nice? Let your friends and family decide with these unique photo spinner Christmas cards! A spinning wheel rotates inside when you flick the edge of the wheel and four of your favorite photos appear through the cut-out circle on the front! Your friends and family will have fun deciding who’s naughty and who’s nice. You can also choose a different message instead: ‘Naughty is the new Nice.’ Your spinning holiday photo cards from Pear Tree are sure to be remembered long after the season is over.