Anyone else feeling particularly blue today? I'm not sad about the holidays being over - they all have to come to an end sometime and I've had a great year. But going back to the grind is just a bummer. Yesterday we put away the last of holiday decorations. Til next season my pretties.
But before we shut that chapter, I wanted to mention something that I've been thinking about. I've noticed a few people saying how Christmas cards are a waste and they just get thrown away. And while they are not at all important in the scheme of things and I'm sure the vast majority of people do throw them away - I wanted to make mention that I am not one of those people.
As you might have guessed from the effort I put into my own Christmas mail, I take holiday greetings pretty seriously. Christmas mail is one of my favorite parts of the season. It starts off with those few colorful envelopes mixed in with your junk and bills everyday. Who doesn't get a thrill seeing those? I tear through the envelopes with great excitement and admire the fun photos and sentiments in each one. I display them for a few weeks to remind me of those well wishes. So when the season is up I can't stand to throw them away! (At least not the good ones!) So I started the tradition of tying them in a ribbon and storing with my holiday decorations. They don't take up much room but I'm sure I'll enjoy looking at them in 10, 20, 30 years.
I realize I'm making a big deal over something very small and unimportant but I like to think its the little things that make life special. So am I crazy? Anyone else feel extra sentimental about little scraps of paper?