Merry Christmas!

I don’t send Christmas cards any more. I’m one of those people. I know. I used to dislike them also.

But, I realized that something had to give. And Christmas cards was it.

That doesn’t mean, however, that I don’t send you wishes for a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I do. I just figure it will be happier and merrier if I don’t pull my hair out trying to get those cards addressed and stamped.

Disclaimers aside, here’s my virtual holiday greeting from our house to yours. This is all of us back in September at Devil’s Postpile. It’s an amazing natural wonder. If you ever get a chance to go to the Eastern Sierras, please check it out. It’s beautiful.

Please also accept heartiest Christmas Wishes from the Fishes.

We wish you all the best in 2013 and always.

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  1. Merry Christmas to you, too!!!
    I use to be one of those people too until I discovered cardstore dot com
    With a 75% off coupon code I was able to get 56 flat photo card mailed to our recipients (yes, the site included free shipping to the US) for less than $11. I also included another 50 (the more cards you ordered the cheaper it got per card plus the coupon code) sent to me to hand out to coworkers & our church family….106 cards for $19.28 (INCLUDING THE 56 THAT WERE MAILED!!!!)
    The only downside was entering all those addresses into an excel spreadsheet
    Completely understand if you still can’t find the time, but might be an idea for next year & if you start entering the addresses early you won’t be frantically typing them all like me. (-:

  2. I find it very hard to believe you have ever disliked anyone. I’m more inclined to believe that you didn’t understand them or their motivation. :) I don’t send cards either. For years we couldn’t afford the expense and finally I came to come at peace with the decision when I realized I would be doing it not from the love of informing everyone what is going on or wishing people a Merry Christmas but because it was something others did. It’s a poor reason to do something. Much better to fill my heart with compassion for my fellow man regularly and include them in my prayers without the pomp and circumstance. It’s actually kind of funny because for the 1st year this year I browsed through the cards, just looking. Who knows? Maybe one of these years I WILL send out a card to some of those I love. When I do though it won’t be done out of a sense of duty or obligation but to express and share a genuine sentiment.

    I want you to know that some of your posts have really touched my heart, you remind me to keep sight of the important stuff(Faith and Family), and have helped me remember that while striving to be the best me I can be that I should always remember that best, need not be perfect.

    Best wishes and a Joyous Season to you and the FishFam. :)

    Christine

  3. Merry Christmas to you all, too! By the way, I’m worse than you; I’ve never sent Christmas cards!

  4. Call it learning to let go of that which is preventing you from doing what’s most important

    Merry Christmas to you and yours and a blessed new year.

    Your blog is one of the few I ALWAYS read, thank you for sharing your thoughts – they so often inspire me, or make me reconsider or just make me smile.

  5. Merry Christmas!

  6. Another reason you couldn’t send out cards is that you’d have to send out 1000 and that would defeat being frugal!! I understand! We only do it because my husband does all the work!! ;)

  7. My thoughts exactly on the Christmas cards. I never seem to be organized enough to get them out on time, and they’re expensive. I’ve been doing the virtual card for a couple of years now and it works for me. This might be a trend: we received exactly 3 cards this year, one of them from our church. :) Merry Christmas!

  8. Merry Christmas to you and yours. Ps we’ve always called it Devil’s Tower, but I haven’t been since ’99. I wonder if its changed names or simply goes by different names.

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