Monday, December 22, 2008

The Christmas Card Debacle

I LOST MY CHRISTMAS CARDS.....yes you read that right. I lost them. All 100 hundred of them. They were addressed, stamped, return addressed, just needed to be sealed. I lost them. My multi tasking as gone bad. I had these Christmas Cards since mid-November. I carried them everywhere in a bag in my purse. I worked on them every time I had a few minutes. I worked on them while I waited for Katie at Dance, on my lunch break, etc....

The last time I saw them was last Saturday. I was finishing the stamps at Bailey's basketball game. I was going to mail them out that night. They just needed to be sealed. I never sealed them Sat night so Sunday morning I said to Dan we have to seal the cards and get them in the mail. They were not in my purse. I sent Dan out to look for them in the car. He came back in the house and said they were not in the car. WHAT!!!! I looked in the car, no cards. Dan looked again, no cards. We looked all over the house, no cards. The only thing I can think of is that after Bailey's game we went to Target and out to dinner. I think I may have took them out of my purse at Target to get to my wallet. I may have left them on the counter. I called Target, no cards. I called the restaurant, no cards.

So, I uploaded my photo to Walgreens and got another 100 cards. I was VERY disappointed in the quality of the photo in the Walgreens cards. The first cards where from Shutterfly. The kicker is that I paid about half of what I paid for the Walgreen's cards at Shutterfly. I also got free shipping and free return address labels from Shutterfly and the quality of the cards was great. Oh well.

So, I pick up my new cards at Walgreens's. I told Dan that I was shutting myself in the bedroom to work on the cards. I went to put the cards in the envelopes and NO ENVELOPES!!! I had to go all the way back to Walgreen's for the envelopes. So, I get all the way back home and shut myself in my room again. I start stuffing the cards and I come across a picture of a woman and alittle girl mixed in with my cards. I also sent them out as my Christmas card. LOL! I stuff them and addressed them. Dan stamped them and sealed them and in 1 1/2 hour they were done. I drove them to the post office and every mailbox was jammed packed with cards. I couldn't even get them in the mailboxes. By then I was seriously started to think I was "punked". I drove all the way to another post office and sent them off. Happy to have them out of my hands and into the mailbox.

Maybe some kind soul found my other cards and since they were stamped mailed them for me. But, if people get 2 cards they will think I am NUTS!

This is the picture we used for our cards.


Jboo said...

Sorry to hear about the lost cards! I carried mine around for ages too before mailing them. Also got mine from Shutterfly -- they do a great job!

Love that photo of Katie!! Best wishes for a very merry Christmas for you and your sweet family!


Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

I still cannot believe that no one found them or sent them out...I got the new one today......I think it is BEAUTIFUL!!

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas....I feel lucky to be part of our little group...Here is to a great year and many fun times!!

Happy Holidays!


Sandra said...

Oh no! I think the picture of Katie is great. Happy Holidays to you!

Jodee Leader said...

This picture is just adorable. So sorry to hear about the lost cards!

Jill said...

Bless your heart!
I am so sorry, that totally stinks!
Glad to hear you made a "recovery" of sorts and got the new cards out!
Merry Christmas!

Lori said...

Well, you sure handled it better than I would have! haha What a great attitude and determination you had!! The picture is just darling and anyone would be lucky to receive two! :)
Merry Christmas!

Kellyann said...

Love the picture. Sorry that things got hairy for you.