But, I'll tell you one thing that I have experienced guilt over during the last year -- and wish to do better at it.... birthday cards. I used to be the girl that had a card in the mail for everyone's birthday. I was great at it. And then, you know... stuff happens. You have kids, you start pinching pennies, and the cost of a greeting card goes up. Yeah. Stuff like that.
You may remember that I wrote THIS post that was pretty scrooge-y. But since I posted it, Jill and I have come to an agreement that we won't do cards -- and we promised not to be offended over it. P-R-O-M-I-S-E-D. Here's the thing though: we do gifts. And I say if a person's handing you a gift in person, what's the purpose of a card?
On the other hand, there are lots of family and friends with whom I do not exchange birthday gifts. And for them, I realize it's nice to receive a card that says your remembered on your special day. For some reason, 2012 was a rotten year for me when it came to keeping up with those cards. Right up to the very last days of the year... rotten. I forgot so many birthdays, and then when I'd remember one, I'd feel guilty sending a card to that person since so many previous birthdays had been forgotten during the year. I know. Messed up, right?
In 2013, I am turning over a new leaf. I'm going to purchase some birthday cards HERE to have on hand. Since I know that half the battle for me (at least during the winter months) is actually going out to buy the card, I'm going to be ready!
So... I guess... maybe... I've made my first New Year's Resolution. Ever.
Well, you know what they say. There's a first time for everything.
Happy New Year!