Happy almost Christmas to you all! As we say in our house “just a few more sleeps and it will be here”. All the Christmas cards have been sent out, 90% of the presents have been wrapped, and my kiddo is anxiously awaiting Santa’s return.
Until we got RL married last year, Mark and I have sent out pretty generic cards to our friends and family, focusing instead on making a fun one in SL. It took some digging but I came up with our very first one.
But things have changed the past two years and my focus has shifted more with RL Christmas cards taking priority over SL ones. All that arranging family photo sessions, updating my address book and making sure we have everything sent out in time. This year I even did my parents’ card for them as my mom has been ill off and on and really hasn’t been able to put forth the time and energy arranging pictures all of their grandkids for her and dad’s card. Some of my friends have asked why fuss? Why not just send a nice greeting card with your name signed? It’s because, and this is my preference, I like seeing how everyone has grown and changed from year to year, in particular, the people I don’t get to see often. It also feels more personal to have a picture than just a card.
Sorry, there I go rambling again. Back to the point, is that I was actually going to let it slide this year and not do an SL one at all. That is until an old friend mentioned that they look forward to the “Draconia family Christmas card” every year. It was super sweet and absolutely made my week. It was just the push I needed to get working on the card.
I think it turned out super cute, in spite of the fact that Mark says every year that he hates the way he looks RL and SL.
Anyway, I hope you all have a lovely holiday season and I’d love to hear some of your traditions both SL and RL.