I want Christmas Cards. Particularly I want one from you. I feel so far away and removed from all those I know and hold dear so I need some lovin' sent to me in the form of a Christmas Card or newsletter, or picture, or a big giant present wrapped in glittery paper. ( I don't care if it a lame card with Frosty on the front *inside joke* Julie..well she might not think of it as a "joke" per say...but that is beside the point)
Is it sad that I have to put out a bulletin asking for cards?...no doubt...do I feel like a loser?...maybe a little. No, my theory is that you all really want to send me a card but in your mind you are wondering if I would really want a card from you...so you may be a bit hesitant and don't want to send a card that might not be invited in and hung on the family refrigerator. Well, this is just a post to help you get over your fear because I indeed do want a card and will display each one with love.
Ever since I was little I loved to see all the cards that came in my parent's mail box. I would always tape each one up around the door frames in our house. My love has never waivered...I am still a fan. It has to be put in the real snail mail with a stamp on it!! None of this "blogging taking the place of sending real stuff"...I read all your blogs on a regular basis and that is just not fun or in the Christmas spirit (please don't be upset if this is your plan...I will read it...but I would like it better with a stamp on it!) So...my e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org...e-mail me with your address if you would like a card from me and in turn I will give you my address to get a card from you...see how fun that is! Oh I am so excited...and if you want to slip a couple greenbacks in the envelope I wouldn't complain.
I was reading another blog or maybe it was a magazine...but I came across a stocking exchange idea. Lots of times the wives/mothers get a little jipped in this area because we are the thoughtful ones. We get our kids gifts and stockings and lots of us like to fill our husband's stocking with fun surprises as well. If you are like me though....you might have to remind your husband starting...well now...that Christmas is coming and you would be so thrilled if you woke up and "Santa" had filled your stocking. And if you are like me...your husband runs out at 11:55 on Christmas Eve because he has forgotten or "hasn't had the time" and comes back with that cheap body spray from Wal-Greens and the left over candy on the shelf that nobody else wanted. I am sure some of you get awesome stockings from the hubby *Nickie B.*(I am just guessing since your husband can remember such things as a "bloggiversary")...but some of you might not. So...I want to do a stocking exchange and invite anyone who wants to do it with me. That way we are guaranteed an authentic surprise when I open my stocking on Christmas!
So...anyone who would like to be "Santa" for someone and fill a stocking full of goodies...in exchange for a surprise stocking of your own...leave a comment saying so. On Nov. 30th I will draw out who gets who and let you know...then you have a couple of weeks to get your stocking together and mail it off. Even if you already get a "good" stocking from family and want to participate please do *Nickie*! I understand some of you won't want to because it will cost money...and I don't blame you...that is okay...I really only need ONE taker to make this thing worthwhile for me...but I think it will be fun if lots of you want to play and then we can all blog about out stockings! I was wondering if I should set a price limit?? What do you think?
Oh and please only participate if you really want to fill the stocking with good stuff...I would rather this not resemble elementary gift exchanges where I gave an awesome gift and got a chipped coffee mug with a ring around the inside. Yes, this little game is about getting good stuff...purely materialistic and in no way reflects the true meaning of Christmas.
And to my husband. I still love you...I just don't need anymore crappy body spray, the box I keep those in is full now;)