Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Christmas cards

For the first time in years, I will be sending out Christmas cards before Christmas! That's right, before Christmas! As in, not after Christmas!

Historically, I send out Christmas cards between Christmas Day and New Year's Eve. The reason for this is simple. I work in the public schools. We get two weeks off for Christmas break. I am usually in a mad rush throughout the month of December and I always tell myself that the Christmas cards can wait until I am on break. Then, once I am on break, I realize that I have to buy presents, make presents, wrap presents, bake, clean the house, visit friends and family, etc. So the Christmas cards get pushed back until after Christmas.

When the Christmas cards finally leave my house, they have become Christmas/New Year/thank-you cards. The message usually says something like,"Hope you had a very merry Christmas and wishing you a blessed New Year. Thank you so much for the (insert name of gift)." Honestly, I kind of think this system is genius. One card for three purposes. Not bad.

But this year I designed and am sending out a digital card. The cards are on the table, the box of envelopes (sized to hold a 4x6 photo--who knew this was not a standard envelope size?) is beside them, and I've even purchased festive Christmas stamps.

Now I just need to start addressing the envelopes....

1 comment:

  1. The card looks great. And I think addressing them is the hardest part. Fortunately, Sara doesn't like my handwriting, so I get out of that chore!