Thursday, December 13, 2007

Break Up???

My friend, Audra, and I have joked in years past about crossing people off the Christmas card list and how that is an indicator that we're "breaking up" with that friend. She used to say, "So I'll know when I don't get a Christmas card from you that you've broken up with us?" Yes, it's sad but true. I mean, let's face it. Doesn't everyone trim down their list each year, crossing off the people you haven't heard from all year to make room for their new friends? Or am I the only one who does this? Thus we call it "breaking up" cause you know I have to maintain my "friend quota" and once I reached that quota, well, too bad for everyone who didn't make the cut!

Okay, I'm only half way kidding.

But all that to say, I'M NOT BREAKING UP WITH ANYONE THIS YEAR! I'm just not sending out cards at all! Because I don't have time for perfection. And I can't seem to settle for anything less than perfection. Therefore, there will be no cards. So you can breathe a sigh of relief. The Texas Aggie in Florida is not breaking up with anyone this year!

Merry Christmas!

There, consider yourselves "Merry Christmased" by our family!

8 comments:

Ashley said...

NO Christmas Cards??? I don't think I have ever heard such a thing! I love going to the mail everyday in the month of December to see who sent us a card! I think it's just the idea that there's a chance of something being in the mail that's NOT a bill for something we owe!

Good for you though! I don't think I would EVER have the patients to hand make all my cards like you say you do...I would have stopped sending cards out a long time ago if I had to handmake them!

Stephanie said...

I "break up" with people too, now I have a name for it. I just got a card from someone I decided to break up with so now do I still have to send the a card? I mean we haven't heard from them since before Caleb was born 21 months ago!

Texas Aggie in Florida said...

Steph:
My "rule" on that is that it depends on how good of friends I was with them before the "Break up". If we were really close, then yes, I'd go ahead and put them back on the list. But if we were acquaintances or there wasn't a real meaningful friendship established, then I'd say no.

See, I'm serious about this stuff! I even have "rules".

I x-ed someone off my list about 2-3 years ago and I just got an email from her the other day asking for my new address so she could send me a card. ???? Bizarre! We haven't spoken in 2-3 years and the last time I saw her in passing was over a year ago. Is that strange to anyone else or is it just me?

Rhonda said...

Howdy! Heather, I am so proud of you! I think that this is a breakthrough on letting loose of some of your perfectionistic tendencies! I know that you still have the same sweet sentiment, card or not. Yay! So, to mark this occasion, you can permanently mark me off your card list! That way, you can save some of your time for something way more fun! :) Love you!

Rhonda said...

Howdy! Heather, I am so proud of you! I think that this is a breakthrough on letting loose of some of your perfectionistic tendencies! I know that you still have the same sweet sentiment, card or not. Yay! So, to mark this occasion, you can permanently mark me off your card list! That way, you can save some of your time for something way more fun! :) Love you!

David Campbell said...

Do you remember breaking up with boyfriends and the conversations ended up being so blurry that you didn't know if you had broken up or not? I think some friends have broken up with me...and I just don't know it!!
I am glad that you said that you weren't sending cards...that way I know we haven't broken up:)
Keri

Anonymous said...

We have done that in the past....we give cards to the friends and family that we receive cards from. In fact, we leave the person on the list for a couple of years and if we still do not receive anything, we take them off the list.

I think with the cost of postage and cards, people have to do that. I will admit making your own cards is cheaper, but it takes time.

I am thinking of just making a template in photo shop and adding a card behind it and uploading to Walgreens and picking them up and stuffing them in enveloped this year.

There are several sites I go to that even have a template already made that you add your digital background and photo to. That could even be emailed out to save the postage.

Mom2iande

Mel :-) said...

This has been on my mind a lot this year actually! I have a handful of people that I never even talk to anymore yet feel compelled to send them a card each Christmas. I have been debating dropping them off my list and I think I will just do it! (well next year...I already sent my cards out this year)