Monday, December 3, 2007

Journal Your Christmas, Day 3

Here's the text for today's page:"This year’s selection of Christmas cards was a real hodgepodge. Almost all of them were made or acquired last year - I found some beautiful square embossed snowflake cards & a set of whimsical pop-up cards, and then I also made cards in the wake of finishing Christ-mas layouts. This year, I took advantage of trying out 5 free photocards from Kodak Gallery & had tremendous fun creating mini-montages of our adventures! I also handmade 4 extra-special cards this year, at a 2 hour Archiver’s class (yes, that’s 30 minutes spent on each card!), and I sent them to the people I knew would appreciate them the most!

Because I communicate with most of the people on our Christmas card list throughout the year … and because some of the cards I sent have so little space to write (especially those pop-up cards this year!), I don’t feel bad about writing a brief greeting & signing the card. For people I don’t correspond with much, I will write a bit more information, just some of the highlights & I’ll inquire about what’s going on with them. We don’t do a holiday letter, but instead, we often send out a Christmas Eve email, with a photo of us attached & a few words on how we’re celebrating the holiday, and sometimes a brief year-in-review. Maybe this year I’ll wise up and make a slideshow & just send people a link!

As of December 1st, I’ve got all of my cards in the mail, complete with holiday postage stamps and holiday return address labels. Occasionally, I’ll get a card from someone who fell off the radar … or someone new. I have a couple of the embossed snowflake ones left, just in case, and I’ll get one out right away, if I get a card from someone I’ve missed!"


Yes, I am one of those crazy, hyper-organized people. Don't hate me too much, okay?

12 comments:

Heather said...

Love ya too much to hate ya! ;)

Juliann in WA said...

Well I have my cards and my stamps. Just need to address, sign, and mail - only a few steps left.

crazierinreallife said...

i am totally in love with that paper!!!! It is so vintagey feeling

Safer said...

this is awesome! love everything about it! :)

Dawn Lindstrom said...

love the pp and I love that you ae an organized kinda gal.

Birdie said...

I had that paper last year and it was my favorite! I'm so jealous that you still have some! And btw, your beautiful card was there to greet me when I came home from the office tonight. Thanks friend!

Nancyroo said...

this is so pretty! I love the paper you used.

Sheri C. said...

Loving all that you do! The pictures of the treats are making me hungry:)
Loving the journal too...

Kimm said...

can you come and do my cards?? ;)

Trish said...

LOL, can you come and organise me please! Great page!
Trish x

Linda said...

Wow -- you got the page done and your cards are all set. XMAS is coming way too fast for me this year....

scrapperjen said...

Love ya!
GREAT page!