Monday, November 29, 2010


I am an old fashioned sort of woman.  I like to send Christmas cards.  I sign them. I stamp them. I mail them.  Usually, I include a little typed letter with family news for my relatives and long time friends.  Because I'm normally a frugal, thrifty person, I purchase cards when they are on sale after Christmas and then store them during the year in a special little box with the other Christmas stuff.

But this year!  I discovered that I am short on cards!  How did this happen?

This afternoon, I trolled the stationery stores' websites hoping to find a deal on cards and desperately wishing I could just order online and have them delivered to my front door and thus avoid the mall.  Every time I clicked on 'Add to cart' the store informed me, "Oops, sorry.  We're out of stock on that one."  No cards, no sale.  So I called the local shop and put cards on hold there and told the clerk I'd pop in this evening on my way to the airport to pick up The Professor.  By tomorrow afternoon, I hope to have all the cards in hand, signed, and addressed.  Wish me Godspeed.

I am thankful that the shop had enough of my first choice.  I am also thankful that the store is basically on the way to the airport.


ellen b. said...

I'm glad you found what you needed. Yippee for the Professor coming home.
I have to write my letter and start getting those envelopes addressed!!

Unknown said...

Kak Willow, I like it the old fashioned way too. Computers and laptops crash but a written word on a paper is forever. It's so valuable. Happy week ahead.

roxie said...

People love getting real things in the mail. Christmas cards make people happy. E-cards - meh. You can't hang an e-card on the wall and enjoy it over and over all season long. I feel a bit guilty that I don't send proper cards, but since I print them off myself, the extra cost of the paper would cause me to shorten the list. Not a thing I have any intention of doing. Good cess to your addressing hand!

Thoughts on Life and Millinery. said...

Oh now I feel guilty. I skipped doing cards or letters the last three years and have promised myself that I would tackle them this year. But all I want to do is go play in the forest in the snow!

Sara at Come Away With Me said...

You are amazing. People do love receiving cards, and I feel the guilt creeping in cause there probably will not be many cards coming from my house this year....or maybe there will be!

Sharon Lynne said...

I liked your Christmas card story. I used to send cards and wrote a personal note to each recipient by hand. Now, as the years are wearing on...and I'm wearing out, I'm tinkering with the idea of skipping the whole thing. And just penning a few.

For fun, I picked up the novel, "Skipping Christmas" by John Grisham. Maybe I'm becoming like Mr. Krank...who is tired of all the hoopla. He has talked his wife into taking a Caribbean cruise instead. But somehow I'm not sure its going to work out!