Guest writer Emma Jeffery of Hello Beautiful visits the Spoonflower blog again this week for another sweet and simple holiday gift idea for family and close friends, a festive photo throw pillow featuring a Christmas letter for a fresh update to a well-loved holiday tradition.
The lovely tradition of sending Christmas cards and annual Christmas letters has been around for centuries, but this year I changed things up and will be sending a personalized Christmas pillow — complete with a holiday photo on the front and a handwritten letter on the back! I’m a huge fan of using handwriting rather than typed text at any opportunity. It’s so much more personal and meaningful, and childrens handwriting in particular captures a special moment in the life of a rapidly growing child.
This Christmas letter pillow is bound to become a cherished gift for absent relatives, and since it can be brought back out year after year, it has more longevity than a card. (Though cards are nice too!)
Here’s how to make your own :