Saturday, December 15, 2012

Christmas Card Bouquet


Dear Christmas Cards,
I kind of despise you. Not so much receiving you, but sending you. Year after year, you threaten to put me over the edge on the Christmas stress-o-meter, and year after year, I curse you and vow to do something different in the future. Well, it's that time again, and guess who hasn't even started my cards? Yep, that's right! Apparently we were just not meant to be.

But you'll be happy to know, oh persistent paper greetings, that despite the stress you cause me on the outgoing end, on the incoming end we have a good thing going. You wait for me in my mailbox, I come rescue you and enjoy reading and admiring you, and then you become part of a Christmas card bouquet for me to enjoy throughout the rest of the holiday season!

Yes, on the incoming end, you are easy. All I have to do is tape you to a wooden dowel, tie a ribbon around you, and stick you in a vase with my other cards. Which, in case you haven't noticed, include some great Nutcracker cards I picked up at Goodwill this year! And since you come in all different shapes and sizes, you do well in a bouquet! (It also helps to vary your height on the dowel...  :)

Christmas cards, I have to be honest. I am thinking of trading you in for a New Year's version ...just this once! I think we need a break from the stress our relationship is causing me. I am willing to re-evaluate a year from now, but until then, I will enjoy you on an incoming, mailbox-bound, bouquet-forming basis.

Because the truth is, it's not you... it's me! You are wonderful. Really, you are. I hope we can still be friends.
Thanks for taking a peek inside my Lemon Tree Dwelling!

I hope you feel right at home :)



  1. Ummmmm . . . I think that . . . . ummm . . . a few years ago . . . I got a New Years card . . . just sayin' : )

    1. Okay, fine.... so I guess we've been having problems for a while.... :)

    2. I kind of like your New Years card though. I mean . . . eeeeevvverrryone does a Christmas card. Way to stand out from the crowd and give us something to look forward to when Christmas is over : )

  2. great idea! never saw anything like that before.

    1. Thank you! I try to be original...although sometimes it feels like everything has already been done thanks for commenting! :)

  3. Love this! I am getting fewer & fewer cards each year that this would work! I would love you to come join my Pin Me Linky Party that starts Friday morning at 8am CST.

  4. That is a really cute idea! Thanks for linking up at 504 Main! I am filing away this idea for next year!


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