Even Mice Like Business Christmas Cards

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Last year, I mailed my business Christmas cards on December 28. Procrastination has always been my downfall but I was wholeheartedly determined to not let that happen again this year! I purchased my business holiday cards in September (at a great discount, I might add). I opened the box, reviewed my order and was very pleased with myself and my pro-activeness. After looking at my holiday cards, I put them back in their box and decided it was a good idea to put them in a back corner in the storage room until I needed to use them.

Many months passed but I still felt confident that I would be ahead of the game this year. I prepared my holiday cards mailing list and updated everyone’s addresses in October. November rolled around, Thanksgiving seemed to happen entirely too early this year, and then all of a sudden it was December. When I finally decided to get started with addressing the envelopes, I couldn’t find the box. Eventually I noticed it in another corner of the storage room. I pulled several heavy boxes off the top and then noticed something else was awry – two of the box corners were completely chewed through. I carefully pulled back the covers of the box and immediately confirmed my suspicions – a mouse and several of its cohorts had decided to make a home out of my box of business holiday cards.

After a slight panic attack (and the donning of some sanitary white rubber gloves), I came to the realization that most of the cards were salvageable. I did have to place a last minute order of 25 more personalized holiday cards but received them in a matter of days so I was still able to get my holiday cards out on time. I am already looking forward to ordering my cards early again next year to save some last minute headache! Let’s just hope the mouse problem resolves itself by then.

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Elena November 14, 2009 at 10:17 am

Did your mouse problem resolve itself? It sounds like you were relatively calm when faced by missing Christmas cards in December. I really hope the mice were gone by the time you opened the box.

MarGee November 14, 2009 at 7:51 pm

That’s pretty funny. Not the mouse bit of course but I used to buy Christmas gifts early on in the year and by Christmas time I could never remember where I hid the gifts if I even remembered buying something. I ended up buying more gifts and eventually found the first ones mid year or so. Now if I buy something for a later date I add an appointment in my Outlook calendar to let me know where I stashed it. I send myself a reminder on the 1st of each month that tells me where the gifts are. For about 6 months I get the annoying reminder but when Christmas time comes it helps.

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