Covid, a year in greetings cards
I'll not lie, I struggled in the time of the pandemic. Like everyone I went from a full enough work calendar to absolutely months stretching out with nothing to do. That may sound like heaven to some, but when you are self-employed, non furloughed and not earning it was pretty scary.
But enough doom and gloom, I survived it and made use of the downtime to create a Christmas card for 2020 with a humorous take on the Covid sphere that was currently dominating our vision.
Of course it went on beyond the start of 2021 and so I did Spring, Summer and another Christmas version too. Each card had a quote inside that was relevant to the times we were in. I truly hope I never have to repeat the exercise!
"It is a fair, even-handed, noble adjustment of things, that while there is infection in disease and sorrow, there is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good-humour."
‘A Christmas Carol’ - Charles Dickens
“Spring won’t let me stay in this house any longer! I must get out and breathe the air deeply again.”
“Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering ‘it will be happier’”
Alfred Lord Tennyson
"Oh this time last year was frightful, With Covid being so very spiteful, But now we have places to go,
Lateral flow, lateral flow, lateral flow"
Lisa Steward, Christmas 2021