Thursday, November 15, 2007

Sharing the Whimsy

I want to be clear, in case I haven't been before, I do not believe that Christmas decorations or music or other fripperies should appear before Thanksgiving. I have made an exception this year for Jay's Christmas CD. Since he's gone and since he loved Christmas so much I enjoy it when his voice comes up on shuffle. Aside from that, though, no Red and Greed displays before Tryptophan day!

Planning, however? Planning needs to occur early. Sometimes it's just a thinking sort of planning, sometimes it's a designing sort, sometimes talking and every now and then you get to do the ordering sort of planning. This year I chose two of my own photos, doctored them very slightly and ordered them from iPrint as postcards to be my Christmas cards. They arrived last week and I love them! Some people, I know, will love them too, others will think they're rather odd but I'll know that they're me all me. I would post the pictures they're from but some people who read here will be getting them and I don't want to spoil the surprise.

There's an ordering minimum, though, so I think I'll have a few extras. If you'd like to get a little whimsy in your mailbox this season and you feel certain that I won't turn freaky stalker on your ass then e-mail me your postal address (isabeau6 at hotmail dot com) and I'll send you a card.


  1. Two things:

    One - I agree with you WHOLEHEARTEDLY. NO Christmas stuff until after Thanksgiving. Dear Goddess, Santa was at our mall LAST WEEK. It's just WRONG.

    Two - thank you for not spoiling the surprise, and I'm very much looking forward to my annual whimsy in my mailbox!

  2. I agree with the planning and not the decor,yet. I, too, love to make my own cards from photos. I've started to gain a reputation as a goofball, though. Perhaps I need to find some of the old images and post them. One year, we were a family of tigers, courtesy of morphing software. Hi-lar-i-ous. Everyone who got one of those said they laughed and laughed.

    Spreading Joy.

  3. I still have the postcard of you and Em with the ears on the bulletion board.
    Its always makes me smile.
    I don't agree either with the whole Halloween/Christmas isle!
    there is a clear and definate seperation between the holidays and the aggressive retailers should show some respect for Santa!
    Ho, Ho, Ho!

  4. Anonymous12:27 PM

    Doesn't it seems as thought Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas blur together? Retailers scurry to make sure all the merchandising possibilities are wrung out of every moment between the middle of October and the end of December. I think each holiday's decorations decorations should have a specific best-before date!!

    Your cards sound wonderful! We'll be uploading to Snapfish or one of those for our annual photo and since Chanukah is early this year, I have got to get ON that!

  5. I noticed that the stores were dismantling the Halloween stuff evern before Halloween. I'm curious as to how much Christmas stuff (decor, etc) is actually SOLD before Thanksgiving.

    I already sent you my address for my whimsy.

  6. Anonymous8:51 PM

    I still have the postcard of you and Em looking out the window! I love it. Actually, I had 2 and one of my friends loved it too so I gave her my extra.
    Can't wait for the x-mas card!

  7. O Mama, when is Chanukah this year, I know it's early but Thanksgiving is also relatively early so I'm not sure where it lies.

    Snob, I actually saw a neighbor walking through the courtyard with a brand new fake Christmas tree so I guess some people DO buy before Thanksgiving. Maybe there's a sale factor?

    Auntie, I have extras of ALL the cards so if you need anything at all you just let me know.

    Seester, goofball is awesome. Fuck 'em if they can't take a joke. :) Even at Christmas.