I wish that this was a happier post, but my Mom's birthday is coming up next weekend. She would have been 67 (and mortified at me for telling you all that...).
I've been trying to make our holiday card for this year, and it's been a bit rough. All of them are so happy and gay. The cheer just makes me sad. That's not to say that I'm not happy it's 2015. I'm hopeful that 2015 will be a better year than 2014. Which is sad because 2014 brought us Ocho.
But it was an overall rough year. From the moment we entered 2014 it was difficult. Ocho's pregnancy was very difficult emotionally for me and our family. While her delivery was wonderful, it was only the halfway mark of the year. Unfortunately for us, the rest of the year went downhill fairly fast, losing my mother and one of my first cousins.
We decided a long time ago that we wouldn't send 'holiday' cards. Not only is there to much stress around the holidays, but with family celebrating on both sides, it was important not to leave anyone out.
I've always considered it perfectly fine to send cards wishing people a Merry Christmas if you are Christian. Somehow, however, it's always seemed better to me to wish people good wishes on a holiday no one doesn't celebrate.
Do you send New Year's cards? Are you feeling the 'joy and cheer' of the New Year...?