Steven and I are hosting Thanksgiving at our home this year. I’m so excited! My first official holiday at my house! I’m breaking out the fine china and we are in charge of roasting the turkey. Talk about big time responsibilities! Needless to say – I’m fretting away about getting everything in order before next Thursday.
Which kind of leads me to the point of this post….
It’s time order Christmas cards. The past two years that Steven and I have been married, I sent generic cardstock Christmas cards – primarily because I waited too late to order a cute photocard. NOT THIS YEAR! I absolutely refuse to send a generic Christmas card again. I really want to take a family picture of Steven, myself & the pups in front of our Christmas tree to create a holiday card. Plus I want a recent photo of us, because well, I’m a brunette now – oh did I forget to mention that???
Proper etiquette suggests that Christmas cards should be mailed the Monday following Thanksgiving so that your friends and family will receive their cards the first week of December. But I don’t usually put my Christmas tree up until the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Which means I wouldn’t be able to order my Christmas cards until the Saturday after Thanksgiving at the earliest – and then I wouldn’t receive them until the first week of Christmas.
Once again – I haven’t planned this out very well!
So here’s the real dilemma: I could go ahead and put up my Christmas tree this weekend so I can take the family picture and order the Christmas cards this weekend and have plenty of time to get my cards out. But – we are hosting Thanksgiving at our house next Thursday. You can’t have Christmas decorations out during Thanksgiving dinner – that’s a conflict of holiday spirit!
So what do I do? Put up the Christmas tree and make my living room look all holiday pretty for the Christmas card then tear everything down for a week? Move the Christmas tree into the guest bedroom for Thanksgiving Day? How difficult do you think it would be to move a fully decorated 7ft tree without breaking anything?
AGH!!! Why do I do this every year!?!?!
I just want some pretty Christmas cards – is that really too much to ask for???