December 9, 2011


J.O.Y. has been filling our mailbox in the form of Christmas cards and letters. As I have mentioned previously, I am a huge fan of old-fashioned correspondence, so perhaps the joy of snail mail is even a little bit greater for me.

In spite of this, and my utter adoration for the giving/receiving of Christmas cheer in the form of cards, Matt and I will NOT be sending out Christmas cards this year. {gasp!}

There are three simple reasons for this:
1. Matt and I pretty much look the same; we have no children to show off/baby bump to announce; we have no house to display.
2. Most of our family and friends read this blog, so they pretty much are up-to-date on what is going on in the world of Matt/Deanne/Annabelle.
3. We are on a budget this Christmas {thanks to Dave Ramsey}, and with the aforesaid reasons, we have decided to put our money {which would be used for cards and postage} to give to those in real need this time of year. Our charity of choice--the Angel Tree.

So yes, we are {in a way} being Scrooges. You will not be receiving a Christmas card from us this year, but please, please, don't take offense, thinking we sent out cards to some and not others. However, we feel pretty certain that you understand in our choosing to give to the needy.

Also, very big kudos to all of you out there who have planned your budgets well enough to send out fun Christmas cards AND give to those in need! {I'm sure that's most of you!}

And just know how much extra we will enjoy receiving your Christmas greetings this year. {The cards all go on display!} Merry Christmas!

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