Sunday, December 5, 2010

Christmas cards, wine and me -A Saturday Night

My Saturday night was a real wild and crazy night! After spending the day running around I came home and realized I was in no mood to get dressed up and go out with friends. So I begged my apologies and stayed in. This is where it gets good! It started with a much needed bubble bath, candles and some music to relax me. Ahhh, bliss! After the bubble bath, I poured myself a glass of wine and got down to business. As in, the business of writing out my Christmas cards you pervs! What'd you think I meant? Get your mind out of the gutter! Sigh, so where was I? Oh right, the cards. No one sends Christmas cards anymore. Each year I receive less than the year before. The same with letters. No one writes letters anymore. That makes me a little sad. But I digress.
With me, I don't just sign my name and address the envelope, oh no, that's too simple. No I get creative, and each card is sent with a different sentiment. It's not just the generic "Merry Christmas!" And I color with markers or pencils or crayons and even add confetti in them. Yes I'm one of THOSE people! Some of my friends hate it! But they've come to expect it from me, so anytime there's a birthday or a major holiday or special occassion, and you receive a card from me, be prepared to be sprinkled with confetti! For my nieces and nephews I do something different. I draw pictures and write their names in calligraphy or put stickers in them. -Make it special for them when they open their card. Yes I know that some of them can't even read yet, but at least when they're older, they'll know that "aunt Yvonne" sent them something special. So, as I sipped on my third glass of wine, I was feeling great and decided it was time to put on Christmas music. Buh-bye Spyro Gyra, hello Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer! And so my evening went. By the time I finished all of my cards it was midnight. Whew! I'm tired! So now the fun has moved into my room. I'm blogging, sipping wine, and singing carols. Do I know how to party or what? Envy me.


The Adorkable Ditz said...

I do envy you, I have no idea how I could ever do anything creative like that. I suck at it.

I'm glad you had a great time :)


My GF is doing Christmas cards. She has a hobby now which is great for me = she leaves me alone

Mustang Sally said...

I do envy you. It's been awhile since I could afford to send cards, and it used to be one of my favorite parts of the season.

At one time I had a reputation for being able to find the perfect greeting card for ANY situation, and I do mean any LOL I knew this one place that sold "naughty" cards.

sigh ... these days I can't afford to pay attention. I'm doing a homemade Christmas this year, which is my preference anyways. I have a paying gig coming up next weekend so I can get some materials but it's not going to leave me much time. Can't have everything, can we?

Shady Del Knight said...

Yvonne wrote: << you pervs! What'd you think I meant? Get your mind out of the gutter! >>

I consider it an honor that you write with me in mind, Yvonne!

I admire you for making every greeting card you send so special. It takes a lot of time and extra effort to add those personal touches but the rewards of your kindness are many for the recipients as well as for you.

Confetti in a card? My ex sent me one filled with itch powder!

Yvonne said...

Adorkable - Thanks! lol

Israel - lmao! That's just wrong!!!

MS - I totally understand your situation! And I think homemade cards are the best! I dated this guy once and made his Christmas card one year, he was so excited and so happy when I he got it in the mail! Best feeling in the world! :)

Shady - Totally almost choked on my oj this morning reading your post!!!! :)

Belle said...

I think it is great you make your own cards and put confetti in them. I used to get lots of Xmas cards too and now I get just a few. All from my sisters, mom and daughters.
I spent most of my day making name place cards for our Christmas dinner. I had a good time too.

♥ The Lyrical Designer ♥ said...

LOVE this evening!! nothing like a bunch of creativity to while the hours away!

Jennifer Brown Banks said...

What a delightful post! Sounds like you had a grand time! Fa, la la la la la la la :-)

Yvonne said...

Jennifer -thanks for dropping in! And it WAS grand!