It felt as if Christmas had actually come when I saw this brown paper package sitting on my doorstep.
I love brown paper packages.
Especially when they’re wrapped up with strings.
Actually, they’re a few of my favorite things.
That’s a song. One of my favorite songs. About my favorite things…
Another one of my favorite things is knowing that the annual 14 hour Christmas card photo shoot is finished.
It’s never an easy task.
When my girls were little I’d have spent hours finding the perfect matching dresses, with smocking of course, to be worn with shiny patent leather shoes and darling bows to adorn their precious little heads. The Christmas music would be singing in the background as I tried to get two squirmy little girls to sit still long enough, not mess up their hair…or bows…without fighting with one another AND smile 562 times for what seemed like 2 hours until I could capture the “magic picture”.
I would always imagine how much easier it would get as they grew older.
Well, there are no more matching dresses or patent leather shoes. The Christmas music has been nixed. I now have two squirmy big girls who do care if their hair is messed up in between 562 smiles…
and one looking at the camera while the other one is looking at her sister…
oh…and now the other one is looking at the camera while the other one is looking…
…well, not at the camera.
Then neither of them are looking at the camera.
And now? Well, I think I’ve lost them.
But then they give me this…
And I breathe a sigh of relief.
Does anyone else go through this every year?
Theeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeen, there’s always the next part.
The actual card part.
Well guess what? For me, that was the easy peasy part! You know why? Because of this nifty online greeting card company called Cardstore.com. They have everything imaginable.
Check out these darling gift tags…
That come in those darling brown paper packages!
AND they’re printed on the back.
How cool is that?
I also decided to order Thank You notes!
Aren’t they just darling?
Now if I could just get all of my Christmas shopping done.
Enough about me. Now it’s time for you!
I’ve got a $50 giveaway from Cardstore.com! If you haven’t done your Christmas cards, well then, now’s the time! It only takes a few days for these beautiful cards, wrapped in brown paper packages, to arrive! And if you’ve already conquered the task, well no worries, Cardstore.com has you covered in all other occasions as well! Just leave me a comment below telling me if you have or have not finished your Christmas cards this year.
The giveaway begins today December 9, 2010 and will end on Monday December 13, 2010 at Midnight EST. One lucky person will be randomly selected and announced sometime on Tuesday December 14 2010. Good luck!
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah! Feliz Navidad! Happy Holidays!
(Cardstore.com is sponsoring this giveaway and is providing the $50 code for one lucky winner to enjoy!)