As with most years—all but one, actually (likely you can guess which)—we commemorated another year around the sun with letterpress cards for friends and family.

Sometimes we directly link words and image, and there’s not a total disconnect this year, celebrating in both strength and freedom and resilience—all of which I think we’ve collectively come to prize as much-needed attributes in this world. But also, just as important—community, friendship, fellowship.

And Taylor, obviously.

Pan as you may, critics, Midnights remains one of our favorite albums of last year and our favorite Taylor Swift record to date. So we pull inspiration there too.

Our friend, Colby, at Post Rider Press here in Richmond, lovingly hand-pressed the cards, as she did last year. You can visit her site and see a little more about her and Carl, her 1950s Chandler + Price platen printing press, in a post we made last year.

But, mainly, Happy New Year, friends—we wish you the very best in it and beyond. Or, more concisely, in the words of a wise young woman:

Everything you lose is a step you take
So make the friendship bracelets
Take the moment and taste it
You’ve got no reason to be afraid