There are just a few immutable truths of the universe. Jesus loves you. Parenthood is hard. Kitchen remodeling is the fastest path to insanity. And taking Christmas card pictures of your children will not, WILL NOT, go as well as you’d like.
And when you finally do manage to get those pictures taken, the stack of cards will gather dust on your kitchen counter for way too long, at least until somebody cleans off the dust by spilling orange juice on the whole pile.
Or the photo place will lose your order.
Or you will lose your Christmas stamps.
Obviously, I have suffered Christmas card trauma in the past (incidentally, if you Google "goose poop Christmas", guess who the NUMBER ONE search result is? Yep.) I am determined to avoid it this year, and so far, I am on track.
I took my kids’ Christmas card pictures already. Really! And not only that, I came straight home and ordered all my cards from the photo place. I am working on my address labels and Christmas letter this week, and I plan to put it all together just as soon as the cards arrive in a few days. In fact (don’t laugh) my goal is to be 100% finished with my Christmas cards–as in stamped, in a neat stack, ready to mail–by November 15th. I’m doing it early, I’m avoiding the hassle, and I feel good about it.
Except that I haven’t actually done it yet. But I’m going to. So it’s working for me, in a maybe-if-I-manage-to-pull-this-off sort of way.
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