When I was 10 years old my dad sat me down with a pen, a stack of Christmas cards and envelopes and his address book. He showed me how to sign the card, address the envelope and stick a stamp up the the right hand corner. That was my first year doing Christmas cards and I was hooked. I have done them religiously (first for my parents/sibling family and now for my husband/children family) and with GREAT pleasure ever since then.
But it's a dying tradition you guys. And I'm sooooo sad about it. Every year we get less and less in return and it makes me so bummed. It's a beautiful tradition but this year will be my first time breaking from that tradition. I don't like it but it's just too expensive for a starving student family and too time consuming with so many orders to sew up and get out the door before and after Christmas (woohoo for a new etsy store!).
We did get the girls together, all casual-like on the couch, to take a picture for the few cards I'm going to mail soon. And I thought I'd turn this post into a virtual Christmas card and send it to all of you! My sweet bloggy friends!
I wonder when the stores will stop selling so many boxes of Christmas cards? I got a lot of really cute ones, deeply discounted, last year, after Christmas. It's gonna take me at least 3 years to use them all up. Well, at the rate I'm going this year, it'll take more like 8. :P