I love Christmas cards! I like to sneak off on my own to my local Hallmark store. Going alone allows me the freedom to browse, compare, choose, and buy without anyone complaining about the level of their boredom.
Then I like to get home and make a hot cup of chai and sit down with the cards that made the cut this year. Once I started going through my holiday card list I realized it needed a major update. I needed to remove some, add some, and update addresses. Luckily, I had all the necessary information and got started.
I think it just adds that little something special to the holidays to receive a handwritten card, in a handwritten addressed envelope, with that Hallmark seal on the back, and a postage stamp. It is something I have done throughout my adult life, and reminds me of my wonderful Gran who did the same.
Now that the cards have been written and mailed it is time to start that next phase of the holiday season. Wrapping. Good grief, I think I forgot to buy tape!