October 15, 2014

Let's talk about.... *whisper* Christmas

I know, I know.  Don't throw stones, please!

I get it - it's only mid-October.  And I'll be honest with you, I'm nowhere near ready to start the Christmas season; but...

Today I bought Christmas cards.

And special pens.

As most of you know, I haven't really "done" Christmas cards for the past several years.  First because my card list had grown to ridiculous proportions and after the Husband was laid off not only was I not in the mood, we didn't have the funds for that kind of frivolity.

And then, once we got through the unemployment and were in the process of getting back on our feet (oh, who am I kidding?  We are still in that process) I still wasn't feeling very secure AND we were in the midst of moving.  Needless to say, Christmas cards were not high on my list of "To Do's."

Although, I'm still not feeling very secure, I did find myself drawn to the Christmas cards and pens after stumbling across this website while trying to figure out how to do the chalk sign.

After staring at that page (and, subsequently, stalking every other article she'd written) for what seemed like hours, I began to think that maybe, just maybe, I could pull some of that off.

I know.  I'm insane.

But today, I went through the unbelievably long list and knocked off quite a few names and brought it back down to a more manageable level - both time and financially wise.  And then I bought some cards.  And pens.  Because, let's be honest.  If I am actually going to take the time to sit down and hand write the envelopes and the cards, I'm going to need some pretty pens.

Despite the much shorter list, I figure I better get started now, if I expect to get these darn things mailed sometime in December of this year.

And knowing my creative limits, you might want to wish me luck!


  1. We are more than a month away from Thanksgiving, so I refuse to think about Christmas. Plus I don't do physical cards any more. Just a nice post on Facebook and some electronic fun things. :-)

  2. I always liked the idea of Holiday cards... instead of sending out one to everyone at Christmas, you split your list into say fours, and then send Christmas cards to the first quarter, Easter cards to the next, Summer holiday to the next and Halloween to the last quarter. That way, everyone gets a card (and some when they least expect it) and it cuts down on the initial cost of postage.

    That said... I only send out about 20 Christmas cards...

    I did start thinking about gifts though... not too much of a challenge since nearly everyone gets gift cards now a days and Tony's gift is already on lay away at Sears. Only 623 more payments to go! (kidding)

  3. Hey girl, been catching up on your posts. I swear, we are twins living apart... Things here are much the same. Trying to stay sane, busy, Christmas is coming, hubby is unemployed, blah blah blah. XO