When the clock strikes midnight, this party is rockin! And it all starts with our clock-shaped Tick Tock New Year’s Party Invitations, the inspiration for a New Year’s Eve celebration of fun and games planned by celebrations.com.
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It’s hard to pick a Featured Favorite in December because we see so many great cards at this time of year. But this humorous New Year’s card caught our eye, especially because the order came through well before Christmas. Turns out that Stacie, the card’s creator, settled on sending New Year’s cards while looking for holiday card ideas, because the dress-up lips and mustache were just the touch of vintage silliness she was looking for.
Today is December 21st. Perhaps it’s time to admit that I just might not make my December 23rd deadline for sending Christmas cards. Considering the fact that I haven’t purchased them yet, that seems to be the wisest course of action.
I am not ready to admit total defeat, however. There is still time to send New Year’s cards. A holiday greeting is a holiday greeting, right? So what if the holiday isn’t Christmas? Minor detail. Besides, you can have more fun and be more creative with New Year’s card ideas!
My, how times have changed. Ten years ago, my boyfriend (now husband) and I wouldn’t have missed the New Year’s traditions of dressing up, going out with friends and popping the bubbly at midnight. These days, with 2 small children at home, I am embarrassed to admit that we are more likely to be asleep at midnight on New Year’s Eve. Lame? Yes. Regretful? Not really. Do you have any idea what babysitters charge these days?
The fact is, our priorities have changed. It is easier to stay home with the kids than to plan ahead and make all the arrangements to go out on New Year’s Eve. But as a couple, we still feel the need to acknowledge the New Year in some way. Should we create new New Year’s traditions that involve the kids? Let them stay up to watch the ball drop in Times Square, like I did as a child? Do we have them write down thoughts or create artwork and keep a family “time capsule” to open in later years? Should we all make New Year’s resolutions? Or maybe we should dress up, but stay home and have a special New Year’s Eve family dinner? Well, it’s decided. My in-laws are going to be spending the weekend at our house, thrilled to get time with our kids alone. My husband and I are taking a little mini-vacation, staying at a great hotel for two nights. Now that I think about it, New Year’s Eve is a concept that is wasted on the young. Happy New Year to us!
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Are you one of those people who didn’t send Christmas cards this year? Not because you didn’t want to, but because you just ran out of time? Don’t despair. You’re not alone. And it’s not too late. A greeting is welcome any time and is one of our favorite New Year’s ideas, aside from champagne, of course!