Christmas Conundrum and e-cards.

on December 17, 2013 in Speak Love with 4 comments by


Here’s my problem.

I love Christmas cards.

Like, I love them so much. I love snail mail. I love seeing beautiful pictures of my friends and family. I love the handwriting on the outside of the envelope. I love displaying them across the garland in my dining room.

But I have yet to have the guts to send one myself. Because it may be a little weird to get a Christmas card from a single girl. Right? Maybe not. But it feels like it would take some guts to send one and say, “MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM ANNIE DOWNS AND HERSELF.”

How’s this. No matter what, I pinky promise that I will send a Christmas card. Married, single, cat-owner [nope]. Just don’t let me forget.

But for this year, I’m keeping it classy and keeping it digital. We’ve added five holiday-themed cards to the Speak Love Now e-card page. I’ve sent them here there and everywhere across the world wide web so far this month.






Aren’t these awesome!?! I totally love the New Years ones. Such sweet sentiments- totally what Speak Love is all about. So feel free to pop over to Speak Love Now and send a few e-cards via email or social media.

Also, we’re seeing people LOVE LOVE LOVE these Speak Love Now e-cards on pinterest. Here’s the Speak Love Now board. So you can also share that way if you want.

And if you happen to have a spare Christmas card laying around this year, feel free to pop it in the mail and I’ll add it to my garland strand!

Annie Downs

PO Box 121826

Nashville, TN 37212


  1. posted on Dec 17, 2013 at 5:26 AM  |  reply

    I love receiving snail mail, too. Christmas cards are the highlight of the year for me. Yes, single ladies need to send cards!

    The sentiments on the Speak Love cards are perfect.

  2. posted on Dec 17, 2013 at 9:58 AM  |  reply

    I sent Christmas cards one year when I was single and it was lots of fun because I made them myself while watching my favorite movies and then sent them to people I was really close to. This is my first married Christmas and I told my husband that we could think about cards for next year but people just got our thank you cards with our photo on them, so they don’t need another one so soon! 🙂

  3. Louise
    posted on Dec 18, 2013 at 4:17 AM  |  reply

    In the UK some people include a family newsletter but never on the actual card itself, so it doesn’t matter what stage of life you’re at. I would go for cards without your photo on it and say you’re doing it the British way this year!

  4. Heather
    posted on Dec 18, 2013 at 11:27 AM  |  reply

    Oh Annie, yes send cards! I am 35 and single and not only do I send a card every year, I also send a letter. I know – what could one person say? but believe me I have a hard time keeping it to one page (and I’m not particularly chatty in real life). My Christmas cards and letters are my way of connecting with loved ones – reminding them that I am thinking of them and I care. I summarize the past year so they know (or are reminded of) what I’ve been up to. Maybe it helps that I’m not on Facebook or other forms of social media (I know- GASP! – how could it be!) but I like writing the letter just for me too – kind of like a journal that everyone can read I guess.

    P.S. I’d send you a card but I’m recovering from surgery so I’m not getting out these days. Plus I’m in Canada so it probably wouldn’t arrive on time 🙂

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