So you know what I love more than Christmas cookies?
Christmas cards. LOVE them.
I love that I have cards from some of my oldest friends in the world, now featuring some of the newest babies in the world.
I love that I have cards from my sister addressed to me and my husband, plus one each to Will and to Henry.
I love that Jen in New York and Susan in Maine can always be counted on to be first out of the gate and into my mailbox.
And that the rest of you can be counted on to dribble in throughout the month, guaranteeing glee each time I open the mailbox.
I love the gorgeous winter scenery from Maine, the hand-drawn sea otters from Oregon, the glowing fireplace from Massachusetts and the handcrafted photo card from Oklahoma.
I love clever sayings, like the one from triplet-to-be mama Amily and her husband Tyler that says “May you have multiple blessings in 2008!”
I love ones full of news and ones that don’t say anything at all.
I even love the card my husband gets religiously each year from the NYC diamond district vendor that collaborated with him on my engagement ring and the diamond studs that graced my first Mother’s Day. Their faith in us as future diamond buyers is touching, if unlikely anytime soon!
And I love sending out our cards to you.
And while I always mean to get them in the mail sooner each year, I just don’t, and I have one thing to say:
Who ARE you people that already have your cards hanging in my home when I haven’t even received mine from the printer yet?
Thanks for your cards, we all LOVE getting them.
And while you’re waiting for ours, a few shots that we didn’t use in our card this year. And even though I didn’t take these shots myself, I’m posting them for Best Shot Monday.
And like you have nothing else to do a week before Christmas, some more of those shots, set to music. Merry, merry!
Photos by Nicki Pardo, thanks, Nicki!