Christmas Tree Cards – An American Holiday Classic

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Deciding what style Christmas cards to order can often be an overwhelming decision. There are so many choices to choose from and new cards are being designed every year. When deciding what style card to order, I often find the best way to decide is to go with classic Christmas tree cards. New styles of cards come and go every year, and while there is certainly a demand for these cards, I prefer the traditional Christmas tree cards. These  cards never go out of style and are an iconic symbol of the American holiday season. By combining a personalized card with the classic Christmas tree you are getting the best of both styles – traditional style meets contemporary design.

My family has been sending holiday cards as long as I can remember. It started out with my mom and dad; my brother, myself and the family dog all signing the card (Molly substituted her paw print for a signature).  Molly eventually passed away and sadly the number of signatures was reduced from five to four. When my brother and I moved away to college the signatures were reduced even further. Today the number of signatures is down to just two. My father passed away and the new family pet Bailey has taken over for Molly! Now that I am an adult and I think back to those days when there were five signatures on the card, it really was a very special time in my life. As I grow older I find myself reflecting on those days more and more. Holiday tree cards are indeed a great way for the entire family to express their thoughts and feelings to those who truly matter to them the most.

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Brenda November 3, 2011 at 11:53 am

There is nothing like receiving a holiday card from a whole family. Its so great that all five of you took the time to brighten up family and friends holiday season.

Beth Devine December 8, 2011 at 12:14 pm

It is great that you have that memory to fall back upon as your core family dwindles. The Christmas holidays are a great way to involve the whole family in a ritual that would lead to cherished memories and extended family traditions, whether it is signing the family card, or decorating the tree or baking cookies.

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