When there is a stack of cards to fill out, there are bound to be a couple of mistakes made along the way. By the 7th card my penmanship gets sloppy, letters within words are overlooked, doubled or mashed into one, and entire words are omitted altogether.
Because of this, there are specific cards that I fill out first, to avoid the appearance of being a poor speller with pre-k handwriting skills. These include my parents, in-laws and close relatives. I regret to say that my not so close relatives and friends get the short end of the stick when it comes to cards.
I’m also easily distracted, so filling out cards while sending and replying to text messages, is not a good idea. I’m fairly certain that someone in my family is going to be getting a card meant for someone else. My brother may be getting my dad’s card and my mom might get my sister’s. It could be interesting come card opening time.
It also came to my attention today, that these are not the only greeting card mishaps that I’m guilty of. Evidently, some cards are never sent at all. I found 5 cards neatly sitting in my stationary box. Two were for Christmas, two others were ‘just because’ cards and one was for Father’s day. Three of them were filled out and signed with love. The other two had not a single word written on them.
I have no idea why the Christmas cards and the one for Father’s Day were never sent. They’re beautiful, but receiving a card dated 2007 or 2008 would be a little strange. So, they’ll stay in the box. The other two probably got stashed away and never filled out, due to some type of conflict that occurred before they could be given. That seems to be the most plausible explanation. We’ll see how long they stay there.
The good thing is, is that this year’s Christmas cards are in the mail! Or, at least I think so. Hopefully, I won’t find any of them mistakenly placed in the box next year.