It's Christmas card time!
I always do my Christmas cards in the car on Thanksgiving week-end!
Yep, right there in the front passenger seat!
This really shouldn't surprise any of you long-time followers of my blog.
The drive to my parent's home takes about 9 hours in the car, round trip.
AH (Awesome Husband) does all the driving from one side of Washington State to the other.
9 hours is about the perfect amount of time to get all of my Christmas cards done!
(Yes, we send quite a few.)
9 hours seems like such a long time, but have you ever added up how much time it
takes you to get your cards finished?
Christmas cards are a HUGE time investment---but I still love sending and receiving them!
The hardest part??
Getting all the pieces ready to assemble.
Here's my supplies:
1. Lap Desk-- most important item of all!
(Don't try working in the car without one!)
2. Plastic bag to hold scraps, garbage, ribbon clippings, etc.
(You thought the bag was for something else, right? Luckily, I don't get car sick.)
3. Christmas pictures/copies made
(We send photo cards--so we have our picture taken in late October/early November.)
For the amount of pictures we send, Costco printing is (by far)
the most economical choice for our family.
4. Christmas letter written, copies made,
copies trimmed to fit on back of photo.
(Our Christmas letter is usually a joint effort.
I do a rough draft and then AH polishes it a bit...sometimes more than a bit.)
5. Ribbon/scissors/good pen
(I always add ribbon to my cards! This year just a bow.)
In my opinion, everything looks better with ribbon!
6. Address Labels printed.
(I use a Word Document with all my addresses and print them out on plain white labels.)
(For the Christmas letter, I used my scrapbooking tape runner.
For the ribbon bows, I used glue dots--I love glue dots!)
9. Return address labels.
(I ordered ours from Current.)
I love writing a few personal notes and signing each letter.
Sometimes my handwriting is a little shaky...
especially if we're crossing through the mountain pass!
(Check out that rain and snow!)
The closer we get to home, the faster I assemble the cards.
As we pull in the driveway to our home,
it's nice to have one thing checked off my overly crowded To-Do List!
Want to see our Christmas picture?
We had a bit of fun this year during the photo shoot.
(Picture in your mind a sweet turquoise bow in the corner on the photo.)
May your year be full of Joy, Love and Peace!
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