Last night, while chatting with my friend Laura about Christmas cards, I came to a decision. The Blairs are going to rock it old school this year.

No family photo. No essay or family update. Just a beautiful card. Signed with an actual pen. And if I’m up for it, a short, hand-written personal note as well (short as in one sentence or so).

Some years we’re up for something more elaborate. Some years we skip cards altogether. But for those years where time is crunched (like this year) I don’t think there’s any shame in going with classic, tried and true, holiday correspondence. A beautiful card to add a little cheer to someone’s home, and a short note to say hello.

Now. Off to pick up some gorgeous cards. I like these by Lexie Sullivan.