While going through my desk I ran across a Christmas card from several years ago. It was better this time than when it first arrived. I stopped what I was doing and sent the sender a quick dm letting her know how much I was still enjoying the card. This got me thinking...Is it time to start thinking about Christmas Cards, baking, buying, and wrapping already?
Is it time to start looking for THE card for this holiday season? They are out and being snatched up and since I'm not one that makes time to make those super cute, homemade jobs either I should make a decision soon! In my entire life there has only been one year that I intentionally had a theme. The French Victorian theme ran from my cards to my table decor for Christmas dinner and all points in between. It looked pretty and I felt accomplished but not enough to repeat it again the following year. Considering a more organized approach to Christmas this year so I can enjoy the process. So I figured it starts with the cards. (Shot in the dark really because I am not a planner for these types of things)
I'm sure you super women out there have already updated your mailing list, picked your theme and are well on your way to cruising through the holiday season. Obviously, this domestic goddess stuff takes planning and executing. I threw that last part in because I will plan to do something great and get sidetracked before having a chance to execute.
Receiving a card via snail mail means that someone took their time to find the perfect cards, write a message specifically for you and to pay postage ((gasp!!!)) just to get that card in your hands. It makes you feel thought of gives the warm and fuzzies. I have a friend Deb that manages to pull off superwoman status on the daily and so when Christmas comes around, she just dials it up. She's the lady that makes time in her schedule each Christmas to write out those amazing cards. It's a nice reminder that someone is thinking about you and your family. (Did I mention she makes like a million holiday cookies she packages and gets out to countless people also?)
So perhaps this is the weekend that I find a perfect Christmas Cards to send out this year. And to those that have been doing this consistently throughout the years...please don't stop. You never know what time of year that card is making someone feel special and causing a smile.
Hi, I’m Courtney Villarreal, Virginia girl born and raised. I relocated to Fredericksburg from Fairfax in 1993. I am a wife, a mother of two amazing boys and an entrepreneur at heart.
Event coordination, supporting others in business and lifting others, especially women is my mission.