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Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Christmas Traditions #5

Christmas Cards. I love getting and sending mail. Actual letters and cards that break up the monotony of bills and ads. That's why from Thanksgiving until Christmas, I love getting the mail. My favorites are the photo cards with a little letter. Love getting to see people's faces and read what they've been up to over the year.

This year I made our cards again. So simple. I basically ordered prints of our family photo. Bought red cardstock. Typed up a little little letter and assembled with shaped brads, glue and a hole punch. They turned out simple, yet nice. And they were so easy.

I go back and forth every year about whether I should make them or just buy them. I think that the making them is so much more fun and means more.

How do you feel about Christmas letters? That's another thing I go back and forth about each year. I try to put together a little something with a sentence or two about each family member. Short and sweet. I love getting letters, so I want to send them, but what do you think?

I also try to include the kids in the process. They add to the list certain people they want to send cards to and decorate some of the envelopes. (Not all, because then my cards wouldn't get out until March!)
T accompanied me to the post office to mail them off with love. Most* of our cards went out this week. I say most because there are still a couple I'm assembling or waiting for new addresses.

*What are some of your Christmas traditions? I'll be sharing several of mine (and ours) from now through Christmas and would love to know some of yours too...*

4 Comments:

Blogger Kim said...

I too love real mail. Ask my husband about my piles of stationary and the $ I can spend in one trip to Hallmark. (Sadly w/in walking distance to home.)

I want to make our cards this year, but with a list that is over 100 addresses strong, and 2 young ones to disrupt me, I'm not sure I can pull it off. We'll see! I always have really great intentions. Maybe this weekend.

December 4, 2007 at 8:55 AM  
Blogger Jill Davis Doughtie said...

I love real mail, too. And I like reading Christmas letters!

December 4, 2007 at 10:50 AM  
Blogger suchsimplepleasures said...

i love mail...not bills, though. i was just thinking that i needed to get some holiday cards...i need to get on the ball, or i'm going to miss sending them out!
anyway...i enjoy your blog. i love reading about step-moms and their lives because, i am one, too!
have a great holiday season!

December 4, 2007 at 8:57 PM  
Blogger The Lindahl News said...

You made my day when, lo and behold, there was your lovely hand-crafted, sweet-pictured card perched in my mailbox today! Thanks!!

December 5, 2007 at 5:02 PM  

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