For many, the upcoming Holidays can be . . . bothersome, to say the least.
Whether its dealing with family feuds, insane crowds, crazy weather, or just the way this time of year makes many become even more introspective and pained by the hardships of Infertility, we welcome even the simplest of distractions.
Last year I suggested a holiday card exchange and I was flabbergasted, and flattered, by the number of responses to the suggestion. The cards I received from you outnumbered the ones we got from real life friends or family (of course that could all be a reflection upon our antisocial friends and family...).
I had such a great time last year, that of course, I would love to do it all again.
It doesn't matter whether you're Christian, Jewish, Wiccan, etc., or even "none-of-the-above". I'm one of those who will chirp, "Happy Holidays!" when someone wishes me "Merry Christmas!" and sometimes it's just out of spite. See how Christian I am?
HERE'S THE DEAL:
If you wish to participate in a card exchange, email me your mailing address and I will reply with mine. Simple.
Last year I sent out a variety of holiday cards, but did not include pictures. I don't know what I'm doing yet this year, but if you wish to NOT receive a picture of We Three Stooges, just add that to your email. I get it and will totally not be offended.
HERE'S THE BONUS:
I decided that I shouldn't be the only one riding the Holiday Card Exchange gravy train, so I created a button over there on the side bar that if you like (image above), I can send to you so you can set up a Holiday Card Exchange through your own blog.
HERE'S AN ALTERNATIVE:
Ms. Prufrock organized a variation to the Holiday Card Exchange where she collected all the addresses and organized them nicely and then sent the list out to everyone who contributed. You then had an opportunity to introduce yourself, and get introduced, to bloggers you may not have experienced before, so it's quite cool. See Pru for details.
Of course, you could always do both! What the heck, right?!
I would like to acknowledge that the above image, which was used for the button as well, was taken from an image on Beth Surdut's website. It's one of her creations on silk titled, Pomegranate Stain, which is from her series Enigmatic Paradise.
In Beth's email to me, she described the series as one, "...that creates a new mythology, acknowledging the known myths, the fact that we are all colored by our experiences, but we can change the stories."
How so very true...