Tuesday, December 02, 2008

christmas cards - nablopomo #2

Two things happening. First being inspired by my blogging friend Cairo TypO and her NaBloPoMo success, I have decided to go for it, a whole month of daily blogging. Hopefully it will be meaningful, insightful, and not too much of me for you. Secondly I have found a great journaling blog called Tuesday-Tell-All. I thought it would be great fun. It is also a way to get some topics that otherwise I might not think of, for posterity you know. So this is my second December post and my first Tuesday Tell All.

So the topic for this Tuesday is Christmas cards.

Last year I received two Christmas cards in the mail. One from my sister-in-law. The other was from my gynecologist. You know the one, with the stamped signature and the picture of the office staff wearing Santa hats. Of course this may be due to the fact that in eight years I haven't sent cards. I always meant well, in the days before I completely gave up. I would carefully pick my cards. I would make sure they said me. I would get out my address book and write messages. Then I would never mail them. To this day I have several boxes of cards, addressed and not, just hanging out taking up space.

Now I send email cards. Easier in many ways, but the irony of the situation is that I love mail. I love to open the mailbox and find a letter or a card. I imagine having a box on my mantel, full of the many Christmas cards sent to me by friends and family. I dream of having meaningful correspondence through the post. Who knows, maybe this year I will change my stripes, or not.


Ballerina Girl said...

hahaha, it gets hard when living overseas...you know what I do? I order them through a site that has a general message about what we have been up to, already has our names and just needs addressing..
if you give me your address where you can receive stuff I will send you one of ours!
Good luck with Nablopomo...I tried it in September, but I know December is just way too busy for me.

Cairo Typ0 said...

Good luck with NaBloPoMo!! For those days i'm here this month i promise to visit and urge you on! :)

We tell people not to send us christmas cards because the mail here is so unreliable. But really its a convenient excuse becaue we never re-card people. *shame*

Charity Childs-Gevero said...

You got a Christmas card from your gyne? I don't know whether I should burst out in laughter, or be jealous that my gyne doesn't send me Christmas cards! ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

Strange Pilgram said...

same for us. I swear I will send cards this year... this year... I'll do it for sure...