|Stamped and sticker cards|
|Scraps used to make gift tags|
My card making friend's mother, who is 92 years old, made 80 Christmas cards to send out. She also has made all the birthday cards for friends and family that will need for 2011. She has to get all that done during the summer so she can play golf in Florida all winter long and otherwise manage her social life. I remember my grandmother being on top of card sending responsibilities like that. She did not make her cards, but she went to the dime store the first of every month and bought the cards she would need, addressed and stamped them, and then sent them at the appropriate time.
I, on the other hand, am notoriously bad about sending out cards. I manage with the Christmas cards (usually), but fail miserably with keeping on top of birthdays. Even with FaceBook and my Google calendar reminding me, the birthdays slip by me more often than not. It is some kind of mental block--almost like I resent the universe making me responsible for card sending duties. Then I feel bad for being thoughtless.
How about you? Are you a frequent flyer at the Hallmark store?