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Every year, when I was growing up, my Mom had the same nightmare.  It predated my existence by perhaps two decades.  In her dream, it was Christmas Eve, the stores were closing, and she didn't have any presents yet.

Until she had that dream, she didn't--she COULDN'T--start getting ready for Christmas.  Conversely, the earlier in the year she had the dream, the cooler Christmas was.  One year she had it in September; wow, what a year!

I kind of wish that I had that "on-switch", instead of the sudden kick of panic attacks to let me know that it is LESS THAN TWO WEEKS TO CHRISTMAS AND I HAVEN'T ADDRESSED, LET ALONE MAILED A SINGLE CHRISTMAS CARD.

So, if you don't get one from me this year, you'll know why.

Date: 2010-12-14 01:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eevieivy.livejournal.com
I do New Year's/Christmas cards. Then there's more time. :)

Date: 2010-12-14 01:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chris-warrior.livejournal.com
e-cards are love.

Date: 2010-12-14 11:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tenderpaw.livejournal.com
If you have digital pictures to upload, they can! Quite a few e-card sites now offer selections that can include photos. Some are free, some for a cause, and some for a price. One free for a cause site is shown below. You can save money, time, and trees all at once sending to recipients with an email address. /commercial :)


Admittedly e-greetings are not as tangible as traditional cards, don't support the post office or give folks the same level of squee as getting actual mail, and you can't as easily include a gift card or check.

Date: 2010-12-14 02:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mewsrissicat.livejournal.com

Just you, being YOU is good enough for us.

Date: 2010-12-14 02:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sheraton.livejournal.com

We love you and you won't be forgotten

After all you remembered me ♥

Date: 2010-12-14 12:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kosaginolegion.livejournal.com
Ah yes, the Christmas Card panic. The Long Suffering One might suffer from it this year. Or he'll just decide that, like the tree did, it'll have to wait.

No worries. Merry Christmas!

Date: 2010-12-14 02:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gypsy-anna.livejournal.com
Until last year, I NEVER sent out Christmas cards. Sometimes I’d only manage to get the cards bought. Some years, I’d even get them signed and in envelopes. If it was a REALLY good year, I’d even get the envelopes addressed.

Somehow…I never managed to make it to the post office….

Until last year. Last year, I mailed the cards before Christmas. THIS year I managed to get almost all of them mailed the Monday after Thanksgiving! Except for about five, because I ran out of stamps. Still haven’t managed to get to the post office for more…

Date: 2010-12-14 05:21 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dcltdw
Alyse and I are always baffled that people send xmas cards. :) Although if you're looking for excuses? Chinese New Year. It's a few months later, so you can totally steal that. :)
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