November 30, 2009
Why You Should Send Out Christmas Cards This Year
Good morning, Required Readers!! Sorry about the missed day yesterday, I was sooo relaxed after the Thanksgiving holiday, I almost forgot I even had a blog. 🙂 To make it up to you, here is a great article from Diane Dempsey at WhatsBuzzin.com about keeping the Christmas card tradition alive. You may remember Diane’s great cards from the excellent giveaway we had a few months ago, I know I have. Enjoy!!
To Retro-philes, Christmas is more fun when you set up the aluminum tree, plug in the color wheel, and put Bing on the on the hi-fi… then, pour yourself a generous Egg Nog and settle down fireside to write your fabulous retro Christmas cards.
Why still send Christmas cards when you could just shoot out an email?
How about to say to friends and family – I remember. I remember the bubble lights on Mom’s tree, the smell of Grandma’s gingerbread baking, and the unbearable anticipation of Christmas morning…and I remembered you.
As we design each of the Christmas cards for WhatsBuzzin.com we try to think what will make the recipient say to themselves – “Hey, I remember that!”. Inspired by the vintage holiday spirit of the 1950’s & 60’s, it is our concept to develop greeting cards that will remind folks of happy times past – shared experiences that link us all to one another in American culture.
One of the greatest pleasures we have conceptualizing our cards is exploring antique shops and flea markets – in search of that “ah ha” moment when an item sparks a memory within us. It can be a retro toy, a vintage Christmas tree rhinestone broach, an antique fur hat or even the discovery of a post-war model train set stuffed within some forgotten chest.
It seems that the kitschy inspiration never ends. The memories that spring from me may be new concepts to my husband and my idea of classic Christmas may be new to him. For many, our cards are about shared experiences and memories, but for younger audiences, it is fresh exposure to those cool vintage things that are new to them.
Christmas brings out the nostalgia in all of us, and we hope that retro cards will remind you of a simpler time when kids still wanted to be cowboys and Moms still baked Christmas cookies from scratch, and if you can’t remember, you can relive Christmas past through the imagery of WhatsBuzzin.com – THE Retro Christmas Card Company.
Have a Holly Jolly Christmas,
Diane & Brent Dempsey