Monday, December 5, 2011
Personal Postal Purging ------------- (try saying that five times real fast)
I did it! I did it! I can't believe I did it! I finally had the nerve to cut some people off of my Christmas card list! After sending out 96 cards last year, I decided enough was enough. I went through my list which was now well over 100 and axed a few non-recipricaters. Chop! Chop! I liked sending cards to them and thought they liked receiving them but when you don't hear back from people you just never know. So I said ado to about ten people. Yeah, that's right - a whole big ten people. Chop! Chop! I'm ruthless. What can I say? Then, I realized I had lost my Christmas card address book. This was a huge catastrophe in my house. I looked everywhere and then I started to see the silver lining of this dilemma. I couldn't find it so I started asking people for their addresses again. Some responded and some didn't. Most who didn't respond got the axe. Chop! Chop! They may be great people who were at one point or another cherished friends but if they can't spring for the couple of quarters it takes to buy a stamp. See ya! Chop! Chop! I did manage to find my address book the day after I mailed my cards. And I have to admit that I did make out a few cards to a few people that I missed. I even received a card from someone I didn't send one to. I broke down and sent one to them too. I was weak and the guilt got to me. I admit it. But my number is still below 100 and as Santa is my witness, I will never let my Christmas card list go over 100 cards again.