In a panic!

So I’ve received TWO Christmas cards already.

Yes, you read that correctly, two.

I’m in a panic.  I have no idea when, how, where, what to do about our Christmas card.  Last year was a total fail.  We even had a great family photo to use and I just didn’t do one.  At all.  I didn’t send a Christmas card.

I haven’t NOT sent a card since Mel and I were married ten years ago!  I did not send a Christmas card last year at all.  It still makes me GASP!

One of my most favorite things about this season is running to the mail box and finding cards and photos and hellos from friends from all chapters of my life, past and present.  I see their families growing and changing and it leaves me feeling connected to them even if I haven’t spoken to them since college.  I adore my Christmas cards.  I even leave my mantle undecorated, and use my cards as garland.  I string them onto twine and add to my garland as Christmas approaches and cards fill my mailbox daily.  It’s wonderful!

Last year, this would have been the photo on my card.  You know, if I had gotten it together.  It’s a photo from Liz and Robert’s wedding.

And we all remember what happens when I put Mel in charge of a Christmas card.

That was never printed or mailed.

We actually had family photos taken back in September specifically for our Christmas card.  They are amazing, only now we look entirely different.  (Mel and I do anyway.) He’s lost about 30 lbs and I’ve lost hair.  We just feel so differently and want to reflect our new selves in our Christmas card.  Looking at those photos, we realize we were all in a very different place and time.  I don’t know.  We’re still thinking.

One thing is for sure, I’ll never leave Mel in charge of a Christmas card.


Shannon Carter  on November 30th, 2011

Ha!!! Mel’s card idea is/was hilarious!!!

I’m sure you’ll come up with something great for your card this year. 🙂 Good luck!

Betsy  on November 30th, 2011

I’m in a panic too! I’ve gotten a few and just can’t grasp how these people have their act so together! 😉

Carrie  on December 1st, 2011

I have to admit, I have never sent a family Christmas card. Every year I have good intentions, but it never happens. I am sure you will do something wonderful! I loved Mel’s Christmas card…had me in stitches for the entire day after I saw the picture.