Christmas is solidly vintagey around here, both because it is what we love, and also because (though it isn’t always), it has proved to be a bit less expensive–vintage glass bulbs are only a couple dollars a box at my favorite thift store, and the several industrial-sized rolls of vintage wrapping paper I found last year are still going strong. I just love that so many of our holiday elements are tied to the past and were parts of other families’ traditions, especially this year, our first in our new-to-us, hundred-year-old house.
Last year I sent vintage Christmas cards, too, but this year we did something a little different. We designed cards from a picture I took, swapped out the plain paper envelopes for vellum ones, and finished them off with a sprinkling of glitter. Such an easy and inexpensive way to spice up cards–and would be wonderful for a birthday card or party invitations any time of year!
I hope you have a happy and beautiful Christmas, surrounded by family and friends. This has been an absolutely wonderful year for me, both personally and professionally, and I’m so grateful for all of your love and support. Merry Christmas!