“What will Cliff and Shirley come up with this year?”
The cards were printed locally, usually on colored card stock, folded, and mailed. Sometimes, my brothers and I were part of the creative process, even contributing to the artwork. And often, even after the card was printed, my mom and dad would add something a little extra to the card to make it even more unique.
Of course, with all the technology we have these days, it’s easy to make unique and individual Christmas cards, and there is a whole industry that allows you to pick templates and customize them as you wish. But every once in a while, I do see a card that was carefully and creatively done, and it takes me back to the nearly 50-year tradition started by my parents.
Wishing you a Happy and Creative Holiday Time!
by John Prothero