With another Christmas holiday fast approaching, it is yet again up to me, and me alone, to come up with the best way to say happy holidays to our family and friends – only this year is VERY different. This year marks my 1st year of marriage to my husband Rick and I very much want to impress my new family and friends with personalized Christmas cards commemorating our marriage.
It is very important I pick out just the right card, with just the right personalization. Let’s face it, my mother-in-law never thought I was good enough for her baby boy. I’m sure there are many of you who can relate, and who are dealing with this same problem I am dealing with right now. Though my mother-in-law always seems to be criticizing me about one thing or another, I am refusing to give her yet another reason especially in regards to our Christmas cards.
The quality of the card I choose has to be of course perfect. In order to do so, there are a few steps I have to follow to find this perfect card. First step, I have to light the fireplace. We moved into our new apartment that actually has a fireplace and I’ve been waiting for this moment since moving in. Second step, find my favorite Christmas CD to play, and last but not least, make myself a cup of my favorite vanilla flavored hot chocolate to relax me for the long search ahead.
Well, I’m sure some of you are wondering how this story ended. I finally did find that one special card, with just the right wording that touched my mother-in-law in such a special way that we actually became much closer. In fact, she has even asked me to be the one to help pick out her Christmas cards in the coming year.