It’s December 11th, but I have yet to receive even one card, newsletter, or picture (my insurance guy doesn’t count). This is usually my favorite time of year to check snail mail because I can count on anywhere from 50-75 cards throughout the month. Even though Christmas is only two weeks from today, I have yet to put up one decoration, nor have I sent out my annual holiday greeting either.
Everyone is busy. Money is tight for most. But Christmas will still come. This year it’s all about improvising, so I’m starting a new tradition that will save time, money and be green (which is to say, more ecologically responsible). My first annual Christmas card via blog post.
If you want you can print this picture and still hang it on your refrigerator for the next year. This formal one was taken at our dear friend’s wedding in NYC in May. Taylor and Chloe are now taller than me, but because I usually wear the higher heels, it’s rarely obvious!
Taylor is obsessed with NYC and thinks we should move there. When I told her the cost of living is too high her reply was, “there are poor people who live in NY”. Sigh…from the mouths of babes. No plans to move east, but if you need to know how to get to Bryant Park, Tribeca, the Village (east or west), Soho, Times Square, or Park, 5th & Madison Avenues, we can probably tell you which subway line to take!
At the end of the summer both girls decided to retire from gymnastics. At 13 and nearly 16 they said their bodies felt too old for how young they are. This last season Taylor competed Level 7 and Chloe competed both Level 5 & 6. Both made it to state.
Theater has replaced gymnastics. Taylor was in the dance ensemble for her high school’s fall musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and is also in the winter play in January, A Piece of My Heart. Chloe was a dancer in Fame for her middle school.
I’m guessing in addition to the poor economy, email and Facebook are more reasons my mailbox has been so empty during this holiday time. Technology has definitely made it easier to keep up with friends throughout the year. I must admit doing this post beats licking a hundred envelopes. I think I just may be onto something here!
Happy holidays to all…