Saturday, November 7, 2009

Sending some cheer



Even though it doesn’t feel like winter is upon us-- the Southern California weather is to blame for that-- I realized this week that Christmas will be here sooner than I think. The holidays always sneak up on me, it seems, and it’s not uncommon to find me among the mad rush of last-minute shoppers. (Though, I’m not as bad as my dad! Almost every year he waits till Christmas Eve and I then I have to take him out shopping because he is hopeless when it comes to buying gifts.)

One holiday to-do that usually slips through the cracks though is sending Christmas cards. I love getting and giving them, and I always buy them, but actually sending them is a whole other story. Too often they end up taped to the top of a gift instead of in the recipient’s mailbox, which we all know is the best part of cards-- finding them in the mail!

But this year, I am committed to reversing that trend. And more than that, I have been inspired by the sweet offer of Nina (over at Naturally Nina. You read her blog, right? If not, you should!) to send out homemade holiday cards to any readers that want one. Well, I have decided that I’d like to do the same!

I’ve been feeling crafty lately and you guys have been such great friends, so I’d love to send a little holiday cheer your way. If you’d like to receive a piece of “old-fashioned” snail mail from me, just email me your postal address at carissanicole {at} gmail.com by Friday, Nov. 20. That should give me enough time to send them out!

And don’t worry, I will keep your address completely confidential and will never use it for any other purpose.

I’m so excited! As Nina said in her post, I am looking forward to connecting off-line-- via pen and paper.



P.S. International readers more than welcome!

image via weheartit 

10 comments:

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

Awww you're so cute. I tell myself every year that I should send out Christmas cards but I never seem to have the time.

If you don't mind sending one all the way up to Canada I just might have to email you my address :-)

Carissa said...

I totally don't mind sending one to Canada!

trishiekoh said...

What a great idea! Have fun making up the cards.

Elizabeth Marie said...

You're so cute!!

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Shannon of ** Happiness Is...** said...

I've never sent out holiday cards, but I think it's a lovely idea and just might do them this year. Thanks for the inspiration. Loving your blog!! xoxo

Saara said...

I just wanted to say hi :) I'm one of the International readers :) I'm from Finland and we are starting to have christmas-mood-weather with a lot of snow on the ground! I have a blog where I write in english, swedish and finnish. Have a great day! :)

Dionne said...

Yay for Christmas Cards! I am sooo shooting you an email!

Saara said...

hihi :) light designer was the only thing sounding cool for me as well, when i got the letter that i had passed the test and was allowed to start studying at the technical university :)

You Are My Fave said...

What a lovely and generous idea. My address is on it's way!

bethany said...

You are ADORABLE...and I am loving this idea! Definitely shooting you an e-mail! :)