Christmas Mail!

Monday, December 14, 2009

There are few things I find as exciting as finding a surprise package in the mail. So of course Christmas is the perfect opportunity to put that sentiment into practice. Along with our holiday wishes, we usually send out a little surprise for friends and family.

In 2002, 03 and 04 I sent out customized Christmas CDs. That was back in olden times when people actually played CDs. After 04, I started sending out something a little different each year.
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I like the little gift to work in concept with the message. So when I sent out pez, I wished for everyone's new year to be sweet. When I sent out greeting cards, I wished for all of the the years events to be happy ones, etc..

So guess what we spent last night doing? Getting this years Christmas mailing underway! If all goes well, they will be in the mail soon.

Anyone have a guess what the mystery package is?

29 comments:

  1. I have no idea but I know that it will be wonderful. Maybe something to do with your travels? Send me your email and I will send you the yummy cookie recipe. Have a great holiday season.

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  2. How sweet is that?! And how in the heck do I get on your Christmas card list?!

    Love 'em.

    Kelly

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  3. Hmmm... This is why being a talented overachiever is hard - you have to outdo yourself!! Sorry, no suggestions here but I wanted to tell you that I love, love, love, love and yes, LOVE Christmas 06's card! I tried to find another picture of it around the site but no luck yet! I was thinking something similar would be so cute for my daughter's first birthday!! If you have any other pictures of it, please let me know!

    Oh and good luck, overachiever! :)

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  4. I love this idea of your friends must look forward to your 'cards' each year...I would. xv

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  5. I have no idea but don't doubt they will be fantastic.

    Note to self - next year design a fab card a la Mrs. Limestone...

    :)

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  6. Those library bookplates are too precious! They'd be perfect for my friend, Hannah, whose dream is to have her own library one day. Where can I buy some?

    My guess for this year's cards... a dollar bill? For a prosperous new year?

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  7. Oh you dog you....making us guess and all! Ha LOVE the dollar bill idea that the socialite above proposed!

    Anything you do will reek of amazingfantabulousness!

    And...all I can think is that you must have my address wrong, I'll email you the correct one.

    ;)

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  8. you are super woman! your bff's are lucky and must just adore you. i can only imagine how cool the '09 card is!

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  9. Thanks everyone. Getting on my christmas list is very hard to do :) I refuse to have more than 50 on my list at any one time so only those on the nice list stay on. haha

    RuralSocialite - I designed and printed the bookplates myself but I know you can buy them too. I saw them in Anthropologie sometime this summer.

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  10. You've got made skills!!!

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  11. err, MAD (obviously!)

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  12. Can't wait to see. If anyone get's bumped off the "nice list", please keep me in mind;o)

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  13. Ok I am going to need a how to on how you make your cards. What program do you use? Use clearly have them printed right? I have no many questions! :)

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  14. How fun. You seriously are one of the most creative people that I know. : )

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  15. You are so talented! Love to read your posts!! xoxo

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  16. As I've said before- you are just too much...but in a very good way. I don't know how you do it. How lucky to be on your list!

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  17. wow would love to be on your christmas card list!
    I have no idea what this years mailing is but I know it will be amazing like everything else you do!

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  18. Well, these put my cards to shame :) Love the pez! Too fun.

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  19. So, so creative!

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  20. You are so cleaver. Wish I was on your card list!!
    Can't wait so see this years.

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  21. Oh you have such wonderful and sweet ideas! Definitely inspired for next year...this year everyone gets mini spice apple cake loaves.

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  22. Wow you have such an amazing talent and you are unbelievably creative. I am impressed and would love to receive a card like that in the mail. Your friends and family are lucky - can't wait to see this years!

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  23. Oh boy, I sure wish I was on your holiday card list! You put mine to shame! I went very generic this year and now I am quite embarrassed!

    You truly are genius, you know?!
    Cheers,
    Linda
    xo

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  24. So much fun!!! Is there a place to buy some of your lovely printed pieces? Also, what kind of printer do you use for your fun design projects?

    Blessings!
    Kristin

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  25. Monica2:04 AM

    I love your cards! My guess is wishes of good health, with a mini kit of bandages, antiseptic etc. That would be cute, and super easy to put together!

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  26. Kristen: You can buy these cards per se but I do custom design work for clients. My design site is: www.sonicstefdesign.com

    For clients, I use professional printers. For my own stuff I tend to mix it up. Sometimes I have my printers do it, sometimes Ill just print it at home. Depends on how much time I have I guess.


    Monica: That is such a good idea. I might have to use that in a future year!

    Lavender&Lilies: I do my own designs using Illustrator and photoshop.

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  27. dying here...I cant wait to see what they are this year!!

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  28. Oh, you're so creative - lots of great ideas through the years :)

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  29. I'm simply IN LOVE with your 2008 Library Card set! Any chance of sharing the image files (or is it something you've already posted or have available for purchase?)??

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