Friday, December 11, 2009

Hello Mrs. Grinch ~ that's me!

I'm a grinch when it comes to Christmas cards.

There, I said it.

For years, I took the time to design our card myself. We'd sit pretty in front of the tree and use the remote to snap our family picture. Then I'd scout all the online places for the best deal to get them printed. I'd address them by hand and buy Christmas stamps and address labels. Then 40 or so cards would go in the mailbox.

Come Christmas Day, and we'd have about five cards hanging in our doorway.

I mailed 40? And we received 5? Really?

So my card list was cut. And every year it gets cut even more. I'm mailed about 12 so far this year.

I know, I know. That's not what Christmas is about. But why should I give my time and effort to send a card to people who don't ever reciprocate?

We all have elderly relatives who do not send cards. I'm not referring to them. Some people just don't do cards. I don't mean them either. And sometimes things happen and we run out of cards or we just don't get around to sending any. Again, not them.

There are some people who just don't send us a card. I know they send them to others because they tell me so. I hear them mention where they ordered cards or tell me about the picture they are using. But we never get one. I guess we are not worth of being on their card list.

Well you know what? They're not on ours anymore either.


  1. I'm on that list of "don't do cards" lol. I can never get Marlin and Seth home at a time where we can take a family picture thanks to hunting season. Plus, I'm sure I'd hear about how we're wasting money *blah blah blah* But do know when we do get cards from you we put them on our fridge 'til the next year, and then those old ones go in our photo bin =).
    So, if ANYONE's a grinch, it's me...bc there isn't ONE person getting a card from this house LOL

  2. You're better than I am. I think the last time I sent cards was 2005, and they were generic boxed greeting cards from Walmart or Target. I'd like to be a card person, I really would, but it just seems like so much effort, and I've come to accept the fact that I am fundamentally lazy.