I'm a full-time wife and mom of two adorable boys. When I'm not busy trying to keep up with them I enjoy photography, traveling, planning parties and a little bit of reading.

In February of 2008 I was diagnosed with an incurable terminal lung illness, though God promised me a full and complete healing. While we wait for His timing, we're taking it one day at a time, and standing in awe of how God's using all of this for His glory. The tough road we've traveled has given us a new perspective on the fragility of life. Memories are more important to us than ever before. The goal of this blog is to share some of our family life - the ups and downs, the joys and probably some of the pains as well. It's mostly meant as a personal journal of sorts, but you're welcome to share in it. We'd like to take this opportunity to say ...


Friday, January 22, 2010

Are you ready?

Are you ready for Christmas?
Or do you still have some loose ends to tie up?

Perhaps I can help.

Last night I bought 172 christmas cards at Hallmark for only $28!* A friend did the math, and apparently that's only $0.16 each! (So much better than the average $1.) I generally wait till the last week of January (which is usually when Hallmark marks down all remaining Christmas stock to 90% off). But, with this being our first year in a new town (which seems to be bursting at the seams), I was nervous there wouldn't be any left. But, there was a pretty good selection still, so next year I'll wait.

The cards I bought last year (which were 90% off from Bed, Bath & Beyond) were plain jane.  But not this year!  They are ALL either textured, or have something dangling on them, or have a 3-d appliqué!  (And what's very important - none of them require extra postage!)

Perhaps you don't send as many Christmas cards as we do.  But, I bet your budget would still appreciate the savings!

* Note - I also had crown rewards that that I used to bring down the purchase price.

(This post was supposed to be part of the same post as the count-down clock - but for some reason, when they were combined, the clock widget kept deleting the rest of the post. grrrrr.  So - sorry - you're stuck with two posts instead.)

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