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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

With Every Christmas Card I Write

I'm Dreaming...

The First Day of Christmas

I have to say that Christmas cards are one of my favorite parts of the holiday.  I love checking my mailbox each day to see if there is a Christmas card or two. Even in this digital age when I am able to keep up with most of my loved ones through blogs and Facebook and email, I still love to rip open their cards and see the cheerful greeting they have chosen. I love to read the newsletter if they send one, braggy or no.  I love to hang each card on my door and enjoy having all of my friends and family a little bit near, even if it's only their pictures.

I also love sending cards.  It feels like it gets harder and harder each year to be on top of things enough to get all of them out in a timely manner, but darn it, I try!  Last year I barely got my cards out in time for people to receive them by Christmas, and I'm sure many people got them after Christmas, since we live at the end of the earth and everything.  This year, I made a real effort and I still just got them mailed out yesterday.  It's quite the production!  We have lived in too many places in our married life, have too many wonderful friends and family...but it is a blessing to me to be able to send a card.  I hope that they are as brightened by our card as I am by the cards I receive.

This was what my dining room table looked like for about a week as I stuffed envelopes, gathered addresses, folded Joel's (hilarious) newsletter, and finally mailed them off.

And now I will wait for the inevitable address returns of those two or three people that moved without telling me.

Are your cards in the mail?

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17 comments :

  1. I'm sitting at work, on a really slow night, addressing them, right now!

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  2. I have not sent cards like ever. Maybe I will start this year....thanks for the motivation.

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  3. Mine are sent- can't wait to get yours!

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  4. I have not done that yet. I have been sick this week and very behind. Hopefully, I will get them done over the next few days.

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  5. This will be my first year ever sending out Christmas cards, which is silly because I live getting them! I just ordered them today, so we'll see if they get out in time for Christmas.

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  6. I LOVE Christmas cards. We've moved so much that my list keeps getting longer and longer, but I still love it. It's a once-a-year chance to show people you still remember and care about them.

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  7. Are you going to share the newsletter? I'd love to see it!

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  8. Still don't have mine out yet. Last year I bagged it altogether, so I feel extra pressure to be good and send some.

    Please do post Joel's letter--if I recall, you posted one awhile back, and it was AWESOME.

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  9. I can't wait to get home each night to see which cards came in the mail. Love to see everyone's pictures!

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  10. I love the new header!

    I'm working on a few cards here and there. I love sending them and getting them.

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  11. Last year, our finances were VERY tight, so I was able to send out NEW YEAR's cards... well, I thought it was kinda fun.. I think this year I'm going to do it again... (mostly because we haven't had the time or money to get our pictures taken yet)

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  12. Lara, would love it if you are able to link up with this post of mine:

    http://cathymarquardt.blogspot.com/2010/12/2010-christmas-card-reveal.html

    now start enjoying the holidays!! hugs, cathy

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  13. Christmas cards are always one of my favorite parts of Christmas. I love the pictures of family and friends we don't see often---and my favorite letters are the ones the dads end up writing. I don't know why---but they're always so fun:)

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  14. Yeah, haven't even thought about the Christmas Card yet this year. The last few years it's been an email only thing on the eve of....but what can ya do? Excited to see your card though!

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  15. Excited to get yours!
    I love getting and giving cards...don't love to address envelopes!

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  16. I forget the last time I send Christmas cards. Love to get them, but a serious slacker about sending them!

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  17. I've never done Christmas cards. I suck at it, I admit. But there is something inherently charming about a letter in the mail. I should try harder at this.

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