A year ago my Type A heart would have cringed at the word “belated,” let alone the thought of publicly admitting I missed a deadline. It was Pinterest perfection or bust in my book; but it was no longer working. I have cherished sending Christmas cards since our first “Married & Bright” card in 2015. If I’m being honest, it was one part of marriage I had been anticipating for years. But this year it just had to be pushed off the list. My best intentions for organization had slipped away and before I knew it our house was filled with hosting my family and soaking up the time together. I knew I had made the right decision, but by January was still moping around over the disappointment. At the same time I had started reading Grace Not Perfection by Emily Ley, and things in my heart began to shift. I started re-examining the priorities in my life and the ways they were working for me… and against me. One morning I turned on my computer and made a decision: we were sending Christmas cards MY way this year! And that way meant a Belated Christmas/Valentine card. With that said, please enjoy:
Photos by Laura Ann Miller Photography
Happy Valentine’s Day/Belated Merry Christmas!
We had all the best intentions of sending a Christmas card. We even frantically had photos taken. But between a DIY kitchen renovation and a whirlwind two week visit from the Schmidling clan, it fell through the cracks. Hopefully you abide by the notion of better-late-than-never and enjoy our update nonetheless!