This week’s card is for my mommy! This coming weekend is my mother’s birthday. Unfortunately we won’t be celebrating with her on her exact birthday as I can’t get away from work quite yet and her hat shop keeps her very busy, but we will be seeing her soon. Still, I wanted to send her a Happy Birthday greeting from us.
The process of sending out birthday, holiday, and sympathy cards from our household is as follows: 1.) Rachel finds the cards. 2.) Rachel write out the cards. 3.) Rachel addresses the cards, affixes postage, and return address information. 4.) Rachel chases Chris around until he signs the cards. 5.) Cards are then mailed. This entire process takes a ridiculously long period of time.
I am fine with the fact that I am responsible for the all of the correspondence in our household – it is just one of the many divisions of labor in our household that happen to work for us. The process of it, however, amuses me to no end. Chris can sit at a table working away with the cards there for days and not sign them; where as I like fully completing tasks – having fully addressed un-mailed cards around the house makes me antsy. Also, even though he does not shop for cards, he has very distinct feelings about cards: No Glitter! Our christmas cards two years ago had some glitter on them and he will never let me live down what that glitter did to our dining room table.
CARD: Lucca Paperworks – Dog on Bike
PEN: Unibal Vision Elite Micro – Black (my favorite, go-to every-day pen)
POSTAGE: Garden of Love (USA – Forever Stamp 2011)
My mom is a pretty awesome lady. In the years when she could have been thinking about retiring she decided to reach for her dream of becoming a hat maker. After apprenticing she bought a business and now she makes custom, handmade and hand-built hats for clients all over the world, for movies, and for cowboys and ranchers. I love going to Pendleton, Oregon to hang out in her shop and see her work. I am glad that she has found her passion and gets to live it. That in and of itself is inspirational. Happy Birthday, Mommy! (glitter not included)
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