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January 9th, 2010

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Posted 01-09-2010 at 12:00 PM by Sapsorrow

It's my second day "on the wagon!" (That is, my second day doing Christmas prep, not the other sense of being on the wagon!)

So far today, I've ordered my Christmas cards with beautiful envelope seals on deep discount. 50 of them used to be a little over $30, but I got them for $8 (we got them from PaperDirect if anyone is interested). I also ordered free mailing labels from VistaPrint, and threw in some nicely discounted matching sticker gift tags, namely for anything we mail. The idea is to label all envelopes as soon as they arrive, then we'll write a little season's greeting and address a few each on the 25th of each month. We don't need to be too thorough about the cards because I'll be including a short story inspired by an incident from Christmas 2009, and then I'll add photo prints that I get for the shipping price from a nice little site.

I didn't used to do Christmas cards, but there are many friends who'd rather a card than anything I could buy them (provided there are pictures of the little ones included). It seems like a sweet touch anymore, and my talented family has been sending poetry and stories with theirs for years.

Otherwise, I've enjoyed some time planning which has resulted in a number of checklists and guides for next year. I'm aiming to write a master craft list and master monthly shopping lists by Rudy day this month.

On a sober note, we learned in the wee hours this morning that a long time friend we were looking forward to seeing in March died suddenly and unexpectedly. No one is certain yet what happened, but it was probably a heart attack. It makes you think. You never know if this Christmas will be the last with someone you love. How do we make the most of it? In my case, I guess I try to focus more on preserving memories, like giving cards and photos to everyone. I've always loved tradition, and I think that's the flipside to preserving memories. A tradition, in a way, is like a memory of the future. As you do it again this year, you remember all the previous years and you look forward to the next year. Christmas has been going on for thousands of years now, it's bigger than any of us, and just as we can look back on Christmases with people now absent, we can look forward to Christmases with our dear departed once again.
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