End-of-Year Reflections

2020 is drawing to a close, and you can almost hear the collective sigh of relief. This has been a hard, strange year for all of us, and we’re looking forward with hope and optimism to better things to come. By all accounts, they can’t come fast enough.

If you can bear to linger for a moment, however, as the year comes to an end, the experiences we’ve lived through may offer us rich material for reflection. Have we learned anything from this year? How has it changed us? What has sustained us through the difficulties we’ve faced? What do we hope for in the new year?

Whether it’s in conversations with friends and family, a private journal, or a quiet moment of private thought, taking note of our experiences in a historic year is well worth the effort. Here are a few suggestions for how to do just that.

1. Time Capsule for Strange Times 
Time capsules help us capture momentous events in our lives through physical reminders and records of our experiences. This has been one of those rare years when we seem to be experiencing history even as it unfolds. Our time capsule kit helps you record this moment in time and reflect on the events of the year.

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2. Keeping a journal
A private journal is another great way to keep a personal record, whether you prefer to keep a highly organized bullet journal or simply to jot down thoughts when the mood strikes. Our journal guide walks you through some of our favorite notebooks for journaling.

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3. A letter to a friend
Journaling doesn’t come naturally to all of us: we may find it hard to write to ourselves, but easy to share with a friend. Writing our thoughts to someone we love and trust is another way to record our experiences, and explaining our lived experience to another person often helps us see things from a new perspective. Our Letter Writing collection has all the stationery you need. 

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