I love Christmas cards! I like to sneak off to my local Hallmark store, alone, and browse browse browse. Going alone allows me the freedom to compare, choose, and buy without anyone complaining about the level of their boredom.
When I get home I make a hot cup of chai and sit down with the cards that made this years cut. Then it is time to go through the mailing list. I always tell myself I will keep it up during the year, but that never seems to happen. So, then I have to take time to to remove some, add some, and update others.
I think it just adds that little something special to the holidays to receive a handwritten card, in a handwritten addressed envelope, with that Hallmark seal on the back, and a postage stamp. It is something I have done since my teens, and reminds me of my wonderful Gran who did the same.
Now that the cards are here, it is time to get started on the first of many boxes. Once finished it will be time for the next phase of the holiday season. Wrapping. Good grief, I need to remember to buy tape. Alexa, add tape to the shopping list!