Scott made me hold one of these dead snow geese "still" while he measured it.
I made him take a picture.
I sent out regular Christmas cards this year.
Maybe because I've wasted entire hours of my life trying to get things looking the way I've wanted on sites like Shutterfly or Minted in Christmases past. Maybe because Wal-Mart's website NEVER works when I try to make Christmas cards on it. Neither does Target's.
A big part of it is that I usually put together our Christmas cards over Thanksgiving break. Scott wasn't actually scheduled to return from the training he was at until the first week of December. It was great to have him home a week and a half early but, in my mind, I'd already written off Christmas cards because I assumed he wouldn't be here for a picture.
I thought about doing New Year's cards. I like the idea of sending something out in January, avoiding the mad rush of Christmas cards. And then I thought of the cards I had bought years ago, at Target, in the after-Christmas sale. They were so pretty and I never sent them because I was all, "Must make personalized Christmas card" for the last few years.
So this year, I sent them. Just like in the olden days.
I mean, I could've put me and the dead snow geese on some cardstock.
I thought it'd be a better use of time to just post it here.
While I do love Christmas, gift-giving, cookie-baking, decorating, reflecting on past Christmases, etc...I have trouble with the keeping up with the Jones aspect of the holiday. I mentioned that last year.