happy holidays, you.

Guys. 2012 was big, wasn’t it? I don’t know if it’s because I feel like I’ve set sail from the rough waters of newborndom into adorable babyhood or if I’m finally learning to embrace years passed, but I’m super, super thrilled for 2013. It can only go up from here, yes?

I’ll be taking some time off to enjoy Bee’s first Christmas, but I wanted to wish you some cheer before I go. Above is our family’s holiday card (photographed by Woodnote Photography and printed at Minted!), and I think it so perfectly illustrates this year in the Loechner household: Me and Ken, sitting next to each other – watching baby Bee as she makes us smile. New babies are like watching fires, forever changing and shifting as they bring warmth to our homes. And although all is certainly not calm (nor are the nights silent), it is bright indeed.

I wish you and yours the most beautiful holiday season this year. May you enjoy moments of peace, goodwill and cozy slippers.

Erin Loechner

p.s. If you’re having a hard time feeling the holiday cheer, might I recommend a few links? Radio Lab’s Bliss podcast, 26 kindest moments of 2012  and 31 of the cutest animals ever.
p.p.s. 2013 will bring on a slight change here at Design for MiniKind as I welcome Megan Peters, my new research editor! Inspired by my slow blogging movement on Design for Mankind, I’m thrilled to bring the same design/creative finds, but with a deeper and more meaningful spin (and a slightly less frequent, more random nature). I can’t wait for you to enjoy our posts.

  • How fun! I love Minted. We almost used that card…but ran out of witty things to say at the bottom, so we did the top 10 list card. We, too, welcomed our first baby this year, so it has been quite a ride.

    P.S. I squinted to see Bee’s real name :) Very cute.

  • That ‘s a really Nice picture! Yes, 2012 was a big year, we are also celebrating our first Christmas as a family with our 9 weeks old Son. I love reading tour honest en sweet letters to Bee and hope there are more to come in 2013! Wish you a very merry Xmas and a 2013 filled with smiles of your lovend ones.

  • 2013 is really going to be the best ever, isn’t it?! I’m so excited to start this journey. Thanks for letting me ride along :)

  • Thank you sweet friends! And yes, Liesbeth – there will be many more letters to Bee in the future! :) Congrats on your son!

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