Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Nifty Gifty Christmas Cards 

And a merry Christmas to you.

Let's be honest; Christmas cards are ruhdicuhlusy expernsive [read as GloZell] [if you don't know GloZell, youtube her stat].

It's hard to keep it cheap when you want to put together a nice "year in review", pictures, the perfect design, and so on and so forth.

So, we did all of thee above. And sent 12 cards for $3. Which is one quarter per card. [Now I'm craving a quarter pounder]

Felt great. Does the wallet good. 

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Yes Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus

I love this classic American Christmas story. 

Zane and I have started a tradition that we will carry each and every Christmas. If you don't know this story, you need toWith real intent, an adorable young girl asked a local newspaper if Santa Claus was real and was given the most wonderful response. I can't wait until my children ask me the same question. I don't care that I'm twenty freaking three. I believe in Santa Claus and I always will. 

This is one of my very favorite Christmas quotes from Kris Kringle in the 1994 Miracle on 34th Street, and it has a similar message:

"I'm not just a whimsical figure who wears a charming suit and affects a jolly demeanor. You know, I-I- I'm a symbol. I'm a symbol of the human ability to be able to suppress the selfish and hateful tendencies that rule the major part of our lives. If you can't believe, if you can't accept anything on faith, then you're doomed for a life dominated by doubt."
 I am providing the "Yes Virginia" letter as a free printable that I made. I couldn't find this letter that looked good without paying major coin. So hear ya go; free.99 y'all. We are going to put this in a black frame each year near the tree. Read this letter. It is beautiful and will make you smile and feel all those tingly Christmassy things :]. I suggest going to Kinko's to have it printed as an 11 X 14 document and not a picture at a 1-hour photo. There is a picture of the printable below; the doc is so big that it looks a little squished; I can't attach PDF's to this blog. Respond to this if you want this and I'll email it to you.

"Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus."