Thursday, December 27, 2012

christmas cards

I adore receiving Christmas cards in the mail. Let's be honest, who doesn't? It's so wonderful to see a hand addressed envelope mixed in with the standard stack of junk and bills. I would say my love for snail mail really stems from my grandparents. When they vacationed in Florida during the spring they would always send a postcard.

I wrote them letters all the time, even though we lived less than 10 miles apart, and when we moved down south, I continued to write them at least once a month. Of course I could always pick up the telephone, but something about a card in the mail meant so much more. This is probably why I sent out 80 Christmas cards. I just can't stop myself.

I used to hand stamp my cards, but that was before the baby. Unfortunately I just don't have that kind of time. I was crazy enough to hand address my cards with a fancy twist which still took 3 different lunch breaks to complete {curse you Pinterest for giving me the idea}.

Last year instead of giving something up for Lent, I decided to send mail to 40 different people. I think I'll do it again this year. Cards don't have to be reserved for only Christmas!

1 comment:

  1. I'd have to say Shannon Finnegan got me started on the card craze. I just love making cards so I have to send them out to someone!! :) I make Christmas cards all year long then send them out each Christmas season. Every card is different. I never plan who gets which card, I just pick up the next one in the pile as I'm doing the addressing. I love my technology, but Christmas cards are special and definitely worth the snail mail hassle.

    Happy New Year, Desiree'!