Photography: William Meppem
Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2001
The card is blank and suddenly so is your mind. A heartfelt, handwritten Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Joyous Kwanzaa, or Season's Greetings will do. But no matter how true the sentiment, these seem too obvious, too routine. Instead, you are searching for original words that have not been dulled by decades of repetition, that would never arrive on a card from your insurance agent.
Try verse. Rhymes offer a venerable way to express your feelings, whether frivolous or profound. To create unique holiday cards and invitations, compose your own poems, find inspiration in books and songs, or try one of these simple stanzas that we've written for you.