I have been working on our card the last couple of days. Since I got my new Apple computer I also purchased Pages, Apple's answer to Publisher. Since I've always used Publisher it was necessary to learn how to use the new program before I could do the card. It seems everything I do these days takes twice as long as I think it will! For instance, who would have thought I could spend so much time decorating the house??
Anyway, yesterday I finally was able to get most of the information organized and laid out in a way that seems acceptable. Today I will refine the process and hopefully have the card in the mail by early next week. Here is a screen shot of the cover of the card:
Besides the fact I was using an entirely different program to do the card, writing this blog also made it harder to determine what to add to the card. I feel as if I've already written about most of the important things that have happened this year. Of course many to whom I will send the card don't even know about this blog, so I had to consider that when writing.Sometimes it seems pretentious to think anyone cares enough to spend time reading about our family and my thoughts, but then I remember how eagerly I await the mail during the Christmas season! I can hardly wait to get letters from friends and family to catch me up on the happenings in their lives. I would so miss hearing from each person that I can only assume many feel the same way. So in addition to the joy of remembering as I prepare my cards for the mail, knowing there are others like me who are eagerly anticipating news makes it worth the time it takes to keep up the tradition.
I hope you, too, have time to reconnect with friends and family during this busy season.