Monday, January 12, 2015

A Sunday Afternoon Project

I didn’t make gift tags out of Christmas Cards this year…however I checked all the addresses on the envelopes and re read the letters and notes.  I stapled all the letters together and marked them 2014. The envelopes were shredded and the cards recycled. I was covered in glitter once again…it seems every Christmas Card comes with a fair amount of sparkly glitter.

I still have a little address book.  Inside all the moves, deaths and births have been noted along with a few cell phone numbers.  Far Guy has all the addresses in his computer but I like my hands on all marked up old address book…I even have one from around 1975 that I am unwilling to part with.  Silly maybe…

All of the Christmas Card Photos were marked with the year and shoved in a photo box to be dealt with at some other time…or not.  They are a someday project.

All of those photos are a bit of history.  Kids growing up… friends and relatives growing older…the proof is in the picture.

  Photo Christmas Cards

The old red enamel spittoon looking popcorn bowl that I have used for cards every year since about 1996 was washed and put away.

I enjoyed my afternoon.

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16 comments:

  1. Sounds like a fun and productive afternoon.

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  2. I get a few cards with pictures in them that I slip into my memories collection, but since we don't send cards out, we don't get many, either. Glad to hear you're having productive days again. :-)

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  3. I put the Christmas cards away on Saturday, but I should also have gone through them like you did, rather than waiting to another day. We are getting less cards each year, and that's kind of sad. Too many email cards this year.....just not the same.

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  4. I haven't put my cards/photos away yet, but I manage mine in a similar way.

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  5. Sounds like a good winter afternoon project:)

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  6. You do everything so orderly. I was just siting here wondering where I put this year's Christmas cards when I took down the decorations.

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  7. Morning, you get me thinking, great idea about the cards. Some are so beautiful, shame to throw away. Blessings Francine.

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  8. I really miss getting Christmas cards. It's probably a good idea to hang on to a few old ones because paper Christmas cards will probably be extinct soon. Like the dinosaurs. :-(

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  9. What a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon! I too still have a written address book and always will! Never runs out of battery or has a hard drive crash! :)

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  10. Don't mention address books or you'llrelly get me going. Our address book is an old small bindre type thing. the pages are full and so little bits of paper have been scotch tpaed in and now papers are just shoved in, in no order. Many addresses should have beendone away with years ago.

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  11. That really is all I have is a written address book. That is like, I have a kindle to read books with. I still love to buy books that I can turn the pages in too! Glad you enjoyed your afternoon!

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  12. Address book? Not silly! I still have--and use--mine from the '70s, too. Even better, I also have my grandmother's address book. She used hers the same way--everything is in there! It's a real treasure to have it.

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  13. What a lovely way to spend an afternoon!

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  14. Several years ago I borrowed an idea from a friend for putting each year's photo cards on a ring and marking it with the year. Each year you can pull them out and flip through them and compare them with new ones.
    And that reminds me, that is the one job I haven't done yet in putting christmas away - Christmas cards.

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  15. I like real paper cards. Can you even save an ecard from one year to the next?

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