I love stationary, cards, invitations and anything of that sort. That’s no secret. For some reason, I have a passion for getting something in the mail that is too beautiful to throw away—something that inspires you, makes you think of the sender, or gives you an idea of what you will be attending as well as the feel of the event. Later, that little piece becomes part of the memory of the event or the person, and every time you look at it you are reminded of something special.
Because of this love, I’ve done my family’s Christmas cards for several years now, but this year I decided to do a little something different. My favorite Christmas song is “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and I wanted to incorporate something from the song. I also wanted to incorporate a verse, and “Let your heart be Light” became the perfect play on this classic song and the verse that I wanted to use. Hopefully, this card will remind us all that Jesus is the Light of the world—that all of the presents, decorations, and sales pale in comparison to Him. I hope that this card will remind us all of the real reason for the season.
Now, before you say anything— I know that I am too old to be in this picture. I have informed my lovely mother that this year is my last for a strictly sibling shot. :) She was fine with that and ecstatic that we had one last shot. Also, the coloring in the photos is a little warm, but the card is actually stark white. Take a look around, and may your heart be Light this Christmas.
And, here’s a little treat for you—my favorite, Judy Garland, singing “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” from the classic, “Meet Me In St. Louis.” Merry Christmas, friends.
Sara Beth Parks is a designer, Southern girl, and lover of all things beautiful, currently writing of her journey with art and design, "My Latest Buzz."