Friday, December 16, 2005

Scroogin' It Up

Well... Christmas cards are out the window this year.

Last year, I sent out approximately 150 cards. Granted, I participated in a swap that accounted for roughly 50 or 60 of those cards. I received approximately 50 back of the 90-100 cards left after the swap.

That's a pretty good ratio.

My favorites were of course, the family photographs and I have to say, I will miss those this year. Because so far, I haven't sent out ONE SINGLE CHRISTMAS CARD, and I've received fewer than 10.

Now, there are certainly some possible reasons for this...

1. People haven't gotten around to it.

2. Other people are also feelin' Scroogey this year.

3. Nobody remembers our address.

4. People just don't feel like sending us cards this year.

Now, for reason number 1, I do have to accept that yes, people are not generally on my time frame. Last year, I had my cards written, stamped, addressed, and in the mail by St. Nicholas Day (12/6).

But this year, we had to put it off while our new mortgage payment went through. Today, 10 days after St. Nicholas Day, is the first day I truly have the cash to go to Target and buy the cards, or go to Michaels and buy the supplies required to make the cards and spend the next 2 weeks doing that.

And quite frankly, at the end of the day, I just don't feel like sending them out this year. I'll get a box or two and return any that we get, but other than that, I'm done.

I absolve ANYONE out there of Christmas card guilt. You don't have to send me one. I probably will not be sending you one. If you do, I will return the favor. If you don't, I won't be offended, as long as you promise not to be too.

The funny thing?

I don't even miss it.

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