Long Islanders are marking the end of a long year with 2020 holiday cards they hope lighten the mood. Take a look through some of the most creative, festive and unique holiday cards Newsday readers sent to their friends and families.
The Seus bunch kids on a socially distant family Zoom meeting: Jacob, 24, Natalie, 20, Brooke, 15, pup Jackson, 3, Noah, 13, Brielle, 15, and pup Dash, 6.
Who is the strongest Santa in this house? (L-R) Collins Onyeike, 20, shows off his muscles to his mom Ifeoma, sisters Chinenye, 21, Esther, 13, Nwamaka, 12, brother Christian, 18, sister Enyinnaya, 15, and dad, Godwin for their 2020 family Christmas card.
The Westfal-Heaney family of New Hyde Park all set up for their holiday Zoom! Pictured: Mom Kathy Westfal, nephew, Bobby Heaney, 16, Kelli, dad Eddie, Oreo, Westfal-Heaney, a 1-year-old terrier-St. Bernard mix rescue, and sister Debbie Westfal-Heaney.
A very merry 2020 Christmas, from James Margary, 2, and Julianna Martin, 7.
This family's tradition: snow globe fun in the backyard, featuring Philip Joseph 'PJ' Melchiorre, 20, Dennis and Marialaina Brody, Deana Viverito, 31, Amanda Brody, 22, Zak Viverito and Christian Brody, 22.
With their stockings hung by the chimney with care, Makenzie Lewis, 5, and Payton Lewis, 8, are anticipating a fun Christmas.
The Hall family 2020 Christmas card: Lawrence Hall III, and Claire Hall, of Rocky Point, come back from the future to give teihr children, Lawrence Hall IV, 6, and Violet Hall, 5, all the essentials needed this holiday season: masks, toilet paper and paper towels.
McConville ffamily holiday card: Alice McConville, 33, a nurse at NYU Langone in the PACU / ICU for 38 years, daughter Allison, 24, CTICU nurse at Lenox Hill, and daughter Kelly, 26, a pediatrics nurse at NYU; Both are recent grads who fought the COVID surge.
Happy Hanukkah! Zach Spiegel, 17, and Adam Spiegel, 22, of St. James celebrate with Mallow and Cookie, Australian labradoodles.
The Patino family - siblings Gabrielle, 21, Nicholas, 25, Andrew , 23, of Glen Cove - recreated their Christmas card photo from 2000 for the year 2020.
"Knowing that I am a jokester, after a rather tough year, losing my father to COVID; this is the Christmas card my daughter Emily, 26, of Manhattan made for me to brighten my spirits and let everyone know it will be better next year," says Gerry Brostek.
Happy Hanukkah! The back of Spiegel family card shows Jon and Debbi Spiegel modeling their summer beach attire in Smithtown.
Siblings Alexander James Tavolario, 5, Jackson, 9, and Mila Rose, 3, of Farmingdale pose as elves during a photo shoot by mom during the COVID-quarantine in her home studio.
The Matassa family holiday card -- featuring Griffin, 16, Mika, Brandon, 23, Owen, 13, and Cameron, 22, -- is a cartooned version of a family photo.
The Mollica family; Brooke, 14, Payton, 7, and Christian, 15, spend time together on their backyard swing in Massapequa Park.
The Ford family -- Lauren, Samantha, Kelsey and Bob of Rockville Centre -- chose to say goodbye to 2020 with their holiday card.
The Knudsen family wanted a photograph for their 2020 Christmas card that represented the year. Kora, 7, loves to sit on dad, Kevin's lap who is always smiling while mom, Melissa, sits in PJs, drinking coffee and wine, while Kinsley, 4, climbs on furniture and our teenager Kairi, 15, is oblivious to it all.
Husband and wife, Carl and Karen Santoro of Carle Place superimposed themselves in a picture at the Washington Square Park, their favorite place. They wanted to lift the spirits of family members with a unique card commemorating the pandemic, so they had mask made of their faces and left them slightly distorted.
Get in the box: Mariah Mrkulic, 8, and brother Alen, 2, of Massapequa, pose in this multiple-exposure family Christmas card for 2020.
Merry Christmas from the Triquet family: Chris, Jenn, Joseph, 16, Emily, 18, Hannah, 25, Grace, 19, and Jackie, 6.