It’s day 12 of Bower Power’s 12 Days of Christmas! You know what that means, right? It means that today is Christmas Eve. The night of Mary’s screaming labor (that is unconfirmed by anything but my vivid imagination). It was the night of no-room-at-the-inn. The night of Jesus’ birth. The night of all holy nights.
I hope that you enjoyed reading about the different ways that we prepared for the ultimate birthday party…CHRISTMAS! I know that it was really a challenge for me to decide what to share during this busy time – it seemed like there were A MILLION ways to celebrate – parties, presents, shopping, family, friends, and decor.
Last but not least, there is the ever popular way to share well wishes with loved ones – CHRISTMAS CARDS! So it is only fitting that you, our cyber-friends, get a peek at our 2009 Christmas Card. Consider it personally sent from our house to yours:
And we were able to save a pretty penny this year by not sending out a card to all our friends and family via snail mail. In fact 90% of our mailing list got a electronic e-card which we were certain most people appreciated just as much as a regular card. We feel it’s pretty responsible financially since we drop about $100 on cards and postage normally…and not to mention, we are being a touch of green since most cards end up in the trash anyway.
For the other 10% we went with the cheapest route possible by ordering prints online and just handed them out with a candycane. And then we joyfully dropped the extra cash into our baby fund (which is a classy empty mayo jar on the kitchen counter for future baby purchases). We figure that the peeps who normally would receive a hard-copy of the Bower christmas card can be thanked the day that we purchase the stroller or the wipes.
So now the question is – did we make the right choice? Or did we deprive the mailing list of an important fridge decor item? Or maybe you feel very strongly about all or nothing when it comes to christmas mailings? Whatever your position, I would love to hear your view on the great card debate.