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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