Ahhhh! A few quiet moments at home before everyone is awake! The house is all decorated for the holidays, and I am taking a few minutes to write a few Christmas cards and have my coffee and nosh.
Today we are having SAQA members over for a December meeting/holiday event for a bit before I head over to the Store, and work for the day. So I you are in NYC, come by the store from 12-6 and say hi! ;-)
Speaking of Christmas cards... I posted on Facebook this week about weather or not people still send them.
There were a whole lot of NOPE!
And a few yes's.
The answers are all quite funny and it seems many have very strong ideas about them.
no, it's a waste,
to no it's a silly tradition,
to no, it's a waste of money,
to No, to busy.
To yes! and I send them early,
to Yes, I love sending and receiving them!,
to Yes, but not as many as we used too.
Well, I am still a card sender... We send 250+ cards out every year... I actually prefer cards to gift exchanges! I love getting a card in the mail at the holidays, I know we get busy, so this is a quick,
"Hi friend! Thinking of you over here!" I miss letters, mail etc... I think that whole personal letter from someone who thought to care to stop and do that, I still really special, and is a tradition I really love.
Christmas shopping is one I can do without... I prefer to go out as family and find things to do together. If we have need, we take acre of it, but ultimately, we all have enough stuff... The pressure of finding the best gift or the right gift, is highly over rated. Christmas for me is about being together, with my family, snuggled up on the couch, watching a silly movie and eating good food.
I did, by the way, also ask if I was the only one who had not started Christmas shopping on FB, and had MANY VERY FUNNY (155) responses...
Is it Christmastime? Uh oh...
Nope I'd rather be quilting.
I spent all my money in Houston (Quilt festival) , so....
No time and I hate crowds and long lines....
No shopping but I've made Fruit cakes...
No I'm a professional procrastinator
You mean we were supposed to start by now!!!
Apparently, I am not alone!
Speaking time... My tree skirt that has been under my tree for the past three years, with it's binding unfinished....
I just finished it! YAY!!! haha!