Wednesday, December 19, 2012

O Christmas Card, O Christmas Card

If I've learned only one thing this go around, it's this: I love Christmas Card Season.  Receiving beautiful pictures from my friends is wonderful.  I display them with excitement as I string them across our dining room windows.  They are the first decoration that arrives, and they are the last to be taken down.  I wouldn't be surprised if they stay up until Valentine's Day.  To all my friends who send me one, thank you.  To my friends that don't, that's cool.  It's not everyone's cup of tea.

For me, making and sending cards is so my cup of tea.  I love finding cheap and creative ways to execute it, as well as writing a fun letter to accompany the picture.  To keep costs down, I usually print a plain picture and snazz them up a bit.  The first year, I tied them to card stock and last year I bundled them together.  

This year, I found a deal that was cheaper than printing pictures at Sam's.  {Card Store is where it's at, people.}  I printed a matte 5x7 picture on thick card stock and cut a fancy design.

That's right.  I cut them myself.  Something about touching each one, cutting them imperfectly, and sending them off make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.  The cutting was done anytime I was still.  With Burl, during nap time, watching Survivor, etc.  Some people knit...I snip.

This year, the letter was smaller and less funny.  I used to try to make our Christmas letter funny every year, but I just didn't have anything funny to write.  Instead, I just wrote a few thoughts that I had:  

Merry Christmas!

This year’s Christmas letter is completely empty of hilarity.  When it comes to laughing and shaking like a bowl full of jello, this package will come up empty.  I’m sorry.  Instead, you are each welcome to stop by our house, where laughter and craziness are fresh on tap and available daily.

Until we see you again, we hope that your Christmas season is amazing!  May it be full of fun and laughter; joy and jolly; special treats and good eats; fresh air and deep breaths; rowdiness and energy; quiet and calm; mountain top perspective and ocean deep relaxation; open window days and fireside nights.

Happy Holidays to you all and never forget: ‘Tis the season to be merry & bright.

Love, The Days

Here's wishing you a merry Christmas card season!

1 comment:

  1. love it. although I feel like I cheated bc I read it and now I know what my card says :(