Here I am again trying to beat a deadline. I am not talking about the daily prompts although I am a couple of days behind on that. It is the Christmas Eve deadline. For years now I have made my own Christmas cards and this year is no different. I am only about 5 cards short of being done. Then I will write about a dozen letters to go with a few. The final stage is to address, stamp and decorate the envelopes. As long as they hit the mailbox before midnight on Christmas Eve, I have fulfilled my duty to get them in the mail BEFORE Christmas. I am doing pretty good though this year. I do have three letters started and have plenty of time set aside for more writing this weekend. I may be able to get them done and in the mail by Friday the 20th so there will be a good chance of them arriving before Christmas even.
In this day and age of computer and text communications… do any of you still send out Christmas cards? I know I am part of a dying breed, but I still find it so nice to get something in the mail other than bills and that is why I still do cards every year.
Written for Fandango’s One-World Challenge (FOWC) – address
One of my favorite months is upon us. I love the wonder of the holidays. How it can light up young and old alike. The weather is (usually) starting to change the world white and frosty. And the promise of a new year is just around the corner. This is the final month of my attempt to find the things that make me happy and grateful every day for a year… I have mixed emotions that it will be ending. Please join me these last few days and post your happiness and gratitude in the comments or on your own blog. There is always some good in the day no matter how small.
I am sneaking this in before I fall back asleep again… at least that is the plan. I spent another day at my craft desk and typing away at 4 more Christmas letters. My hands are grateful for my word processing program at this time of the year… there is no way I could hand write so many letters. But it is not a form letter, they are individual to each recipient. I love being able to keep in touch with everyone.
My happiness today came in the mail… I got two Christmas gifts I ordered and two Christmas cards from friends. It is always good to hear from people this time of year. And any time something other than a bill shows up in the mail it is a good thing!
Ok I am off to print out my letters and then maybe I will catch some more sleep… then again I may just dive back into my cards. Especially during this busy time of year remember to find your happiness and feel your gratitude. Have a wonderful night/day!
Down to the last few days of my challenge… I think I will make it. There were a few days that were a little tougher to come up with a happiness than others, but I did it. Now I realized one of the best parts of the year will miss out on my happiness blog. I will finish just a few days before Christmas, but there are many joys of Christmas before hand in the planning that bring me happiness.
Today I got to write 3 letters to family and friends to put in with their Christmas cards. I love letter writing. It can be such a personal little piece of yourself you share with others… of course it can be however you chose to write it really. But me, I tend to share a lot.I can “talk” better to people in print than face to face. I am sure my social anxiety is what causes that.
So my Christmas letters usually sum up the year, but I have never liked the form letter route so I write an outline of sorts before I start writing the letter so I don’t forget to share some piece of news from the year. This year I have just been winging it though and so far so good. But bottom line a letter does send a piece of you to the receiver. And I don’t know about you but I would rather get a letter over a bill in the mail any day!