The picture at the top of my blog is our Christmas card for 2008.
I ordered 25. Let me tell you why that number.
1) 25 was the minimum order for the company I used. www.mpix.com
2)Last year, I ordered 25 and ended up having 6-8 cards left. That was after I scrap paged one (I made that a verb), put one in Chloe's photo storage box and put one in my photo storage box AND put one on the refrigerator.
When I typed the number 25 in the order screen on their website I thought, "I sure hope I don't have any left. I don't want to be wasteful again this year."
When we got home from Big Cedar,my cards had arrived and I began addressing the envelopes so they could be in the mail on Saturday and hopefully arrive to most by Christmas.
Let me back track...Last year, I did a "Happy New Year" card along with a catchy *to me funny* letter. The letter contained the events from the previous year. Since Matt and I have been married, 6 years last October, we have had our share of ups and downs. Not within our marriage, but in life in general, so I usually have a lot to write about. This past November marked our 3 year anniversary in B'ville. This is the longest we have ever been in one place. Life is Good.
Because life is good, which means things could change very soon, I didn't feel the need to write a letter. But the real reason is timing. I didn't have time to write a letter and get the cards out BEFORE Christmas. (The cards were created by the photographer/friend and I liked them. I didn't want to change them.)
Here's the point. "This goes out to the people who didn't get a card." That mainly applies to my fellow Bartlesville friends. "You guys had to sacrifice so others, those that we don't see as often, could receive. I got your cards and love them!!! I apologize for not sending you one. It is because of you great people that ordering 25 cards was not enough and because of that you will have to go without this year. I promise next year you will get one. I am so thankful to all of you for loving us and being our friends!"
Next year, I'll have to order more. Thank you for your friendships.