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Where did 2017 go?

snowmen-wjqedasn_ni-jeffrey-wegrzynIs this the year of no cards?

Being that it is the season of giving and the time of the year for reflection there has been some discussion about holiday cards.  I can tell you that I will continue to mail Christmas cards.  I don’t send as many as I once did but that is because  I no longer am interested in appearances nor do I keep people in my life that are not healthy.  What I mean by that is I have edited my “friends” list.  For example, I used to have people who I  worked with but was not friendly with.  We had nothing in common except for our employment.  Some of them were chronic complainers.  You probably have a few of these people you know the “Never happy with their life,” “someone owes me,” or the  “let me tell you what she or he did” gossipers.  I don’t have time for that.
I most certainly don’t have it all but I am very happy with what I have.  I choose to look at the glass as half full.

Don’t get me wrong I am always available to lend an ear and I don’t dump people just because they are having a bad stretch. I distance myself from people who are just not healthy for my mental state and you can too.
Sometimes you just have to clean out the emotional clutter.  Let go of the baggage you have been carrying around.  You will feel better about it.snowflake-qll_mif7xjc-kelly-sikkema
The older I get the faster time goes by.  Today I am putting up the Christmas decorations and preparing to send out my Christmas cards.  So now that you have limited the number of holiday cards you will be sending what do you do with the ones you receive?  Do you keep them forever,  recycle them or toss them?

Do you enjoy getting an electronic card or message as much as a piece of mail?

Thanks, Pamela!



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I am from Oklahoma. Now living the dream in Arizona. I'm a sassy, creative and outspoken southern gal. I believe that if you can read you can go anywhere. One of my favorite sayings is "If you knew you could not fail what would you do?" I enjoy helping other people. My friends know that I’m the queen of useless trivial knowledge and I will not hesitate to use it.

18 thoughts on “Where did 2017 go?

  1. I have cut down my list of cards to send, mainly because of the cost of postage, but I make all my cards and it was becoming unmanageable. I still send all the older relatives as they enjoy receiving them, others that I haven’t seen for many years but still exchange news with I now send animated cards and a catch-up email. As for the cards we receive, I always reuse them to make cards and tags for the next year and recycle what’s left. This year, I painted Christmas rocks to leave on the doorsteps of my neighbours and local friends instead of cards. They have been well-received and I really enjoyed doing them.

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  2. I worked on my Christmas cards today as well. And, I like your view on just keeping those folks who bring light into your life on your list. ⭐️
    As far as your question goes, I prefer a paper card rather than an electronic one, but really, I’m grateful to be remembered! 😊🎄

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  3. My husband hangs the Christmas cards up as they come in. They usually stay up through January as many of them are photos. Once they come down I tend to keep the family ones for a while but eventually I do toss them. It seems kind of sad but I don’t really know what else to do with them.

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  4. Well Pamela – I’ve been inspired throughout the year to clear some of my clutter, as a result of reading your blog and so although there’s still more to be done, I’m facing a much less cluttered 2018. I’ve cleared some of the emotional clutter that was holding me back too! Thanks for being an inspiring part of my year and I hope you have a wonderful Xmas! x

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