Monday, December 19, 2011

Beyond the Obvious

There are lots of reasons to like Christmas. Baby Jesus, for one. Christmas lit streets, for another. Presents, of course. Especially watching your kids open them. I feel bad for anyone who thinks they will keep themselves younger by not having kids. Ya, you'll lose some sleep if you have kids, but you will regain the joy of Christmas morning, which is worth a few lost z's--even coming from this sleep connoisseur. Eggnog. Yes, I like it. Sue me. Really cute wrapping paper. Ornaments. Carolers, when you're lucky enough to hear them. But honestly, my favorite thing about the Christmas season has got to be the mailbox. For once in the whole year I actually enjoy getting the mail. Normally it's full of junkmail and flyers and the occasional bill. But for 2-3 glorious weeks, it's full of REAL mail, mail from PEOPLE, people who don't want money from me. Well, maybe they do but they are polite enough not to ask for it. Anyway, today, for example, there was no junk mail, not even any shopping ads. Just TWO CHRISTMAS CARDS!!! Sigh (of contentment)...

It's been a kinda sparse year for Christmas cards. Normally our Christmas card holder (i.e. blank kitchen wall) is packed. We have lots of space left this year. You may notice that you haven't gotten one from us either, so I may sound like a hypocrite But we are sending one out. No, really. Just as soon as it gets here from the printers. (I may have put it off just a tad too long this year.) Anyway, thanks to those who sent one. It made this already joyous season a little more fa la la-ier.

5 comments:

Kristina P. said...

That picture is. awesome.

Jillybean said...

We dragged the kids out late last night to get a picture taken in front of a big decorated tree for our Christmas cards, which we also ordered last night from Costco.
We may or may not get them mailed this week.....

Bjorge Queen said...

Sorry about the decrease in Christmas cards. Seriously. I'm now unemployed due to the fact that the SLC REC has had it's slowest year in like forever. Fewer cards and better machines to read them. I haven't Christmas cards out in years. Now that I finally have time (no longer working 40 hours a week at night), it's too late. But that place effing sucked the life out of me so it's okay.

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PS to your readers: No cursive. No green or red envelopes unless you use a label against a white background. (No clear labels on red or green envelopes.) None of those stamps with your name and address going in a circle. Seriously.

L. said...

I even love getting Christmas e-mails! Lots more pictures! Lots more news and info! Lots fewer envelopes to trash. And, I know, lots less frustration for the Mrs. of the house (what HUSBAND sends out Christmas cards?) If I actually wanted to hang them up, I could print them out.

Mrs. Organic said...

Love, love that pic. Hilarious.

I haven't sent out cards in forever. Maybe it's time I revive that tradition. This year, my fridge is plastered in Christmas family photos and I love it!