Wednesday, December 12, 2012

at my desk

I pretty much finished addressing our Christmas cards this afternoon - there are always seems to be one or two addresses left to track down.   And while it may have been convenient to address our Christmas cards while watching our customary show at night, I decided instead to address them at my little desk, to enjoy the glow of the Christmas tree nearby, the noise of the children running all about, and this Christmas music - which I just discovered and is the only Christmas music I seem to want to listen to - I love it so much.

This year we ordered our cards from Minted I never tried them before, but was tempted by a $25  free credit. The packaging made me happy.

We went with postcards this year.  I liked that you could have another picture on the back, and then we could use postcard stamps.  The only downfall was that the U.S. Postal service does not make Christmas postcard stamps, so all my Christmas postcards went out stamped with an "Aloha" Hawaiian shirt.  Oh well.  We can't have it all just so.

So thankful simply to have a photo of our family, all together, in front of our home, and for friends near and far to send Christmas wishes to.  Thank you for all your sweet wishes this week and welcome back - you all are so kind.




  1. Dearest Cailan,
    I just had the most wonderful surprise, seeing that you had a post!!! I guess that I must be one of your 'oldest' fans to have such joy in reading and seeing your posts. I really enjoy the posts, they make me feel like I have come for a visit in your lovely home and with your sweet family. May the Lord bless each of you with a wonderful Christmas in your new home.
    Love, Mrs. Lavin

  2. i love your cards!! they look great!

  3. Love the cards..and may I say again... I'm so excited to see your posts !! Merry Christmas ... and many Blessings in the upcoming year!!! Terri

  4. ahhh.... how lovely, Cailan :-)
    Your pictures look so restful.. and the postcards are just the cutest!
    Love you!

  5. There's something so peaceful about sitting at your desk and writing. I think we need to grasp peacefulness and even a little romance - wherever we see it this season :)

  6. I didn't get family photos done this year but I got a few darling cards from people using Minted... I have to tuck this away for next year for sure!!

    yours turned out darling.

    Oh and are you on Instagram by chance? Would love to follow you but wasn't sure...


  7. I was clicking away and came across your blog and noticed that I have the same Underwood typewriter that you have on your desk. Do you use yours? I love mine!

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