Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas card

I love getting Christmas cards in the mail. I, however,  did not send out a single Christmas card this year. At first I was feeling wonderfully freed from the burden of forced correspondence. I like to say that I simply had too much going on this year with an increased workload, scouts, the kids' gymnastics, and my most recent adventure in learning to knit (I'm slow meaning that it takes me longer than the average knitter to finish anything. Also, I often find that I've forgotten that I have this new hobby and find myself perusing Pinterest instead. Then I see something fabulous on Pinterest that someone else has knit and  I feel guilty for spending my down time pinning instead of knitting.). But the truth is, I simply did not make time for Christmas cards this year. I really felt guilty when my cousin, who has two small girls and recently birthed twin boys all while in the midst of starting their own dairy farm, sent me a beautiful Christmas card. Compared to her I am a slacker of epic proportions. I have no excuse. Next year I promise to try harder. In the mean time, pretend these are photos on a Christmas card in your mailbox.
So Merry Christmas from DH and I, (not pictured. If I didn't take the time to get cards, you can safely bet I also didn't make time to figure out the self timer on my camera.)
and Sonny Boy,

and Princess Blondie,

and this guy too.


  1. Thanks for the card! I know that some years are just like that. I hope that you have a beautiful Christmas.

  2. Don't feel badly! Each year is different. I didn't send out cards for probably 5 years and then I sent them out on the fly this year, only because i got a deal through shutterfly and then I really had no excuse (plus a photographer friend had taken some pictures of the girls so I already had pictures on hand). I was totally planning on not sending out "forced correspondence" like usual, but it just hit me, like mid month.

    Also, love that you are knitting! I hadn't done it in a while (time and cost factor thing...ha!) but then my parents came for Christmas and my mom brought a stash of her unused yarn and now I'm knitting up sweaters for the girls. Again, on the fly....unplanned. It makes me feel lazy to sit and knit and watch Office episodes on netflix and it is glorious.

  3. Ok so I just read this.. Don't feel bad, it was a random act of luck that let me have time to do this!


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