Between my mother, my husband, and me we managed to get quite a selection of Christmas cards this year. I will openly admit I love getting Christmas cards. Any other time of the year I’m like “Why did you waste $4.99 on a card?” Yes I am cheap. I am not a card person. I open them, read them quickly, then they sit around collecting cat fur until I feel they have used up their $4.99 worth and they go to recycle. I am even worse at sending. I hate shopping, the 99¢ section has a limited selection of cards, and I never have a stamp. My deepest apologies to everyone I have missed over the years.
At Christmas however; I love cards. Receiving that is. Sending, see above paragraph. This year was different though. I dragged my mother to the $1.00 store and she picked out a couple of boxes. Since I was there I picked up two boxes and gave them to my bus drivers. It was not a grand gesture. It was a genuine gesture of thanks and appreciation. I received so many thank you’s I was glad I had made the effort, as small as it was.
I now sit looking at all the Christmas cards that decorate the house. Some of the senders were recipients from my mom. The ones from hubby’s friends and/or mine did not get anything in return. I feel a new tradition budding. “AFTER CHRISTMAS CARDS”
Being school vacation I should be able to find a day to sit and write out cards to people who were nice enough to think of us during the holiday season. I can use this year as a trial run. Store bought cards with a little hand written note. By next year I should be able to come up with something more personal.
Hmmmm greeting card writing. An ironic way to kick off the new year.
If anybody comes up with a saying they think would be appropriate, G rated, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org . If I use it I will gladly give you credit on the card itself.