Wednesday, November 10, 2010

the great christmas card conundrum.

I am totally not a card person.  I'm just not.  I sort of wish I was, especially at Christmastime, because you know *all* the cool kids are going to be sending Christmas cards, and I totally love to get mail, real and actual mail, and even if you are wearing the same sweater as your five month-old, I really do fancy a copy of that card in my post office box.  Really. 

Fun Pamela Fact:  I have every single thank you card I've received in the past 10 years.  I keep them to remind me that I'm nice because I totally struggle with my self-esteem.  I read them at least once a month.  True story.

While I am not a card person, I do have EVERY.LAST.PHOTO.CARD.EVER.SENT.TO.ME. posted on my refrigerator.  Well, except the ones from 2008 and before.  My fridge is only so big.  It's a great way for the short people to be connected to people we don't see very often, and then, BONUS POINTS!!! when we do actually see them, the short people will inevitably say "I see you on my refrigerator every day" and that makes them seem very cute, which is something I like.

Confession:  I have never, ever sent a photo card to anyone. 

Which is totally ridiculous because it's not as if I don't have three-quarters of a million pictures of my short people on my computer.  And no, I am not exaggerating.


You've heard of Shutterfly, right?  (You? Over there? Shaking your head in the NO direction? Please move out from under the rock and find a new home.  You can do it, I know you can.)  Shutterfly offers approximately ninety gazillion photo card options.  Christmas cards? CHECK.  Religious holiday cards? CHECK.  Invitations for your Superty-Duper Christmas Party? CHECK and CHECK. 

Wait. What? You are already done with your Christmas cards? Fine. Special for you, the Valentine's cards are already up on the site, ready and waiting for overachievers like you.

Here is the conundrum:  To send the Christmas cards, or not to send the Christmas cards.  

Not only does Shutterfly have ninety gazillion options from which to choose, but they are also giving me 50 free Christmas cards for writing this post.  Pretty fantastic offer, thereby solving the conundrum, and creating a new conundrum: TO WHOM DO I SEND THE 50 CARDS???

You!  I will send them to you!  You totally want a superty cool Christmas card from the dayton time clan, don't you?  Leave me a comment with your email address, and I will email you back to get your mailing address (which I will promptly sell to every possible outlet... OR NOT).  Or, email me at thedaytontime(@)gmail(.)com with your mailing address and I'll send you something special.

Disclosure:  As I may have mentioned, Shutterfly is sending me 50 free cards for writing this post.  Clearly the prose is mine and mine alone.  Are you a blogger who wants free cards, too?   


  1. Oooooh! I wrote a post 2 chrsitmases ago about my obsession with holiday mail and that year I didn't send a card to one single person. Last year we did a photo card via email just in time for new years because that's how long it took me to get it together. I also keep all photo cards to put up the next year, it is SO SO SO much fun and I know just the place for your short people!

  2. i've been shooting families and designing christmas cards for the last two months and the thought of getting my gremlins together for a photo for our christmas card makes me want to sound my barbaric yawp except unlike whitman, mine is the epic, "fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck." so apparently, i've made my decision. yay me!

  3. Your blog entry is very fun to read. (I saw your post on Twittter). I think its funny how you have never sent a Christmas card but yet wrote a blog to receive the 50 free cards. You should for sure sent them out - to just the 50 people you like most. :)
    I wrote a blog too, but mine isn't even half as fun as yours and I got the 50 free cards also. BUT i already ordered my cards. I know, I'm pathetic. I offered them to my sister who is the biggest procrastinator ever. If she doesn't want to use them, I'm sure i can find plenty of people who do.
    Loved your bog!!

  4. You are such a card (har).

    May I please have a card? *blinkblink*


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