Today's Christmas Tradition: finish the cards.
I always mail them the Monday after Thanksgiving. But, this year they're still not even finished. Sigh - I'm officially slipping, folks! ... I'm gonna claim "two hospital stays and moving across state all within the past six weeks" as my excuse, but really there isn't any good excuse - just poor time management. Last night Aaron and I started them, and today I plan to finish. This year we're sending 148 (down from last year's 175).
Here's a tip for the budget-minded. I always buy my Christmas cards the end of January for the coming year. That way they've always been between 75-90% off! Now, that's thinking ahead. (wink wink)
So, as you can see the table's all set..... The envelopes have been addressed and stamped. The cards have been signed (sorry - no personal note this year). Aaron even signs his own name each year, but I haven't asked the boys to do that yet. The photos have been printed and labeled. The letter has been written and folded. The cookies (thank you, Journey Group!) are waiting to be devoured, and the (Nestle) peppermint mocha coffee is still steaming. And for those of you less technically-savvy, the Blackberry is there so I can listen to free Christmas music on Pandora. (Since Aaron introduced me to Pandora this past year, I haven't even looked for the box with our Christmas cds yet.)
So, all that remains is the inevitable paper-cuts. Wish me luck!