25X: D-I-Y-X-Mas

Procrastinate, as I am wont to do. (That sounds vaguely like something Yoda would say.)

Last night, I finally went shopping for crafting supplies in order to put together the First Annual Lance+Jeff Super-One-Of-A-Kind Christmas Cards!!

I’m not warm and fuzzy with crafting–like baking, quality crafts require a level of precision and patience that I just don’t have. Β Still, it was important to me to send out something that was handmade and unique. Β So, I hunkered down and started piecing them together, a jumble of construction paper, glue and paint.

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It’s not like I love Christmas cards. Β I like the tradition, but the gesture is lost on our generation, who would prefer to send out snarky Someecards instead of a card they spend some time picking out. Β I’ve never gotten really into Christmas cards because their exchange is so inconsistent–people who sent you a card last year will forget for three nonconsecutive years, or your bestest pals from high school don’t even make that small, annual gesture at keeping in touch. Β Vinyl’s coming back–why not Christmas cards?

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I want to love Christmas cards. Β And while I was nursing a Wawa fountain soda into the wee hours of the morning last night, my supplies strewn across Β our coffee table and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation playing on loop in the background, I felt that little pinch of cheer, the Christmas spirit finally starting to gestate (what a NASTY word, like “moist” or “nubbin”) inside me.

Christmastime is here.

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