Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Christmas Card Procrastination

Every year it gets worse. The dreaded Christmas cards.  I used to fill them out and mail them the weekend after Thanksgiving.  Now, it's the twelfth of December and they still sit on the kitchen counter.

Cards, stamps, photos of kids, newsletters filled with this past year's happenings...

Every day I walk past the stack, pause, and think of something else I can do that will take up my entire day and leave me no time for the inevitable hand cramp.  While every night I lay in bed guilt-ridden for not getting them out yet.

I'm not the only one.  The only cards I have so far received have been from my mother and my mother-in-law.  Usually by now the wall is filled with jolly photos and religious quotes, interspersed with photos of babies and inappropriate Santa cartoons.

Is everyone waiting to see if the Mayans were right?

Yesterday, instead of having my hated braces removed from my teeth as anticipated, I got something akin to car tire snow chains stretched across my mouth.  The pain has been horrific.

I'd like to use that as my excuse to avoid a job that somehow falls to me and only me every single year, but in truth I can do little more than sit without pain so I might as well tackle this dreaded task.

Afterward, I know I will feel the weight lift from my shoulders and know this was the last of my Christmas "chores" and maybe I can sit back and enjoy the rest of the season, but I really don't want to do this!

Maybe the floors need deep steam-cleaning....


  1. Hmmm, I think same goes here. At this time of the year, last year, I've already recieved lots of christmas wishes, but now, I've recieved only one.. So I can relate to that. But anyway, here's sending you a warm Merry Christmas!

    1. They are finally starting to trickle in here, but everyone I talk to says they are still trying to get their cards together. I think it may be too late now.

  2. As for me, I've recieved my cards yesterday and keep recieving them today - those are from post mail. My inbox were also full of best christmas wishes from my friends abroad. Let's face it. Some shift into digital and they use electronic cards to greet friends. But I do feel same way. I still appreciate traditional ones more than digital.

    1. I have a GREAT-aunt that has gone digital and gripes that I still hand write letters to her. She will digitally send me her email address "again" because surely I've lost it. E-cards seem lazy to me and I like to get those colorful envelopes in the mail. I excuse my friends abroad because they are, well, overseas so I'll let that go.


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