However, this year's stack has me thinking that it might be the last. Fairly detailed, homemade cards almost put me over the edge this year. I figured out what I wanted to do in mid-November, but there was no time to really work on them until this past weekend. Just like the rest of the holidays, I want to get to enjoy the productivity instead of it being a major stress.
I discovered the other important aspect as I joyfully opened each envelope that we were lucky enough to receive this holiday. I really love the photo cards...I love the seeing our friends and families photos hanging together in our dining room and it helped me realize our little photos are tucked away hiding inside. Next year I'm thinking it will be the the first Griffin Family photo card...with at least one or maybe two homemade details. After all, it just has to be as cute as possible.
I figured if this year I could handle sixteen less strings of lights around the house or not being one of the hosts for our neighborhood holiday progressive dinner for the first time in seven years, then in 2012 I can figure out a couple more holiday simplifications.
Okay, too much talk not enough cards.
Is it possible that ideas like, "Hey, let's make our own striped trees out of tiny strips of cardstock" was part of what eventually sent me into a panic? It just looked so cute on that one card...surely it would work out for just over fifty of them.
Thanks for listening to my dose of reality along with this year's cards...no matter how crazy they may have seemed this time around it is always super fun to mail off a happy stack of envelopes.