With Emma Clare’s busy Living Christmas Tree drama schedule this year, trying to find time for a family picture for a Christmas card was nearly impossible. Last year, Sally took such lovely photos of our family just after I’d started chemo, and my hair was long and beautiful. But it felt a little less than genuine to send out that photo weeks after I’d shaved my head. So the back of the card featured a quick family snap with my bald head. I’m not much of one for a long Christmas letter, so I went with the “a picture’s worth a thousand words” philosophy and just added the address of my blog in case anyone was curious.
So the year after you send out an “I have cancer, and by the way Merry Christmas” card is not the year to skip the card because your family is too busy to take a decent photo. But after thinking about it, I decided a New Year’s card would be perfect. I wanted to highlight “healthy” hoping that would send the “I don’t have cancer anymore” message. But we decided the back might be the place to make the message a little clearer. And you might as well have fun on the back of your “I don’t have cancer anymore, and also Happy New Year’s” card, right?