I can’t believe it! Christmas is less than two months away and I am already making my list and checking it twice. Santa Claus likes it when we are peaceful and do unto others, so I am doing my part by ordering my holiday cards early from Shutterfly!
Every year, I ponder a multitude of card choices and this year, it’s not been any different. We have never done a Christmas photo card, as most of the ones that we receive are well, kinda hokey. I have also sworn solemnly to my husband that I wouldn’t do a Christmas letter. He tried to get it put into our nuptials! Cheese, or being anti-cheese is also on the list. So, I have promised no matching turtlenecks, no Jingle-Bell sock and certainly no sequined sweaters. (I hear you, breathing a sigh of relief out there with this proclamation.)
So, I took to the interwebs on my hunt for majesty, glory and taste, with a huge heaping dose of cute and fun thrown in for good measure.
We are the most content as a family when we are at the beach. So, these beachy themed cards from Shutterfly might be the perfect ones for us to pick as our choice. Being able to customize the card with our family name, as well as it being sustainably harvested is a win in my book.
The next card on my list would be the Paper Ornaments Christmas Card. I love it. When I think of Christmas it’s very red, green, bold and retro. It’s a Leave it to Beaver meets Little House in the Big Woods, with a healthy dose of Clark W. Griswold thrown in for good measure. Love it!! This card? Definitely shows what Clark wanted his Christmas to be. We all know what he got. Thankfully, I am not trying to wear down the town power supply with my house decorated with more lights than an airport runway.
Finally, I had to consider business Christmas Cards. Since Heidi Klum won’t return my phone calls, I have to make do. That would be the decision not to frighten people during the holiday season and pick a card that is simple, let’s you know “tis the season” and has a modern, hip feel. So, for my , it would be the Modern Merry Wreath Business Holiday Card.
Wow. My cards are all blue! That’s ok. I am a traditional green, gold and red gal, much to the dismay of my family. So, I am guessing my selections might be my subconscious being infiltrated by boys, asking me to change it up during the holidays. Umm, that’s not happening. 🙂
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There are days that my life seems like I live in a cyclone. High winds, heavy rains and it’s all whipping me around in circles. I was ready to scream “ENOUGH”. So, I did what any normal woman with a full plate needs to do several times away.
I took a vacation.
While I am blogging this from the glorious North Carolina coast, my husband and son are holding down the home front. Hanging out. Cleaning house….umm, sure. It’s more like eating tons of junk food, calling on Grandma to feed them, wild abuses to the length of time allowed on video games, etc. It’s an official guys weekend for them.
That being said, I am with two of my dearest friends, Katie and Dee. Their families are holding down the home front as well. It could only be made better if Emili and Whitney were here. Seriously, it’s just a weekend of grilling, wine, Corona and walking on the beach. Well, there is also checking out the cute surfers.
While I have been procrastinating from a minor block, I feel myself opening up. Ready to move on. Ready for change. Ready to push myself to the next level.
Yes, there are major things going on in my extended family (in-laws, etc) and with friends who are near and dear. However, I will take care of them as they come. It’s been to the point that I have been letting all of that block me and affect how I handle everything.
his change in scenery is good. It’s giving me perspective when I felt that I had none left.