Friday, December 16, 2011

Christmas Cards

Yeah! I got my Christmas cards finished last night! Do you all send out Christmas cards? I still do. Last year I did them all electronically, but decided to send real cards out this year! I like to send a picture of how we look this year and of course use my Creative Memories Storybook 4 program to create my card. I also wanted to write a little bit of what happened in our year with everyone, so I used VistaPrint this year. There are lots of options to create your own cards, but I used the custom option and  uploaded my card saved as a .jpg and was able to write the text I wanted on the back! Exactly what I needed!!
So here I am with my stacks as I was preparing them for stuffing! Also you see the other projects I was working on for gifts too!

Here is what the front of the card looked like!
And here is my greeting on the back.... It is difficult to digest your entire year into one small paragraph, just hit the highlights!!

And I also print labels using my Outlook Address book where I keep all my addresses. I use Avery labels and go to their website and use the templates of the specific label that I'm using. I save a copy of the ones sent and that way I will know next year to whom I sent out cards. And the positive side of that is that if no address changes then it's easy to use that same template again!

I also went to Bethlehem to send out my cards from!! Of course I am speaking of Bethlehem, Georgia, it was basically on my way from my hairdresser and I had an appointment! Love having them stamped from Bethlehem! There are people that drive for many miles to stamp their Christmas cards from Bethlehem.

Hope your Christmas cards and gifts process is going smoothly!! 
Merry Christmas!


Monday, December 12, 2011

Helping Family!

In Florida again, this time helping out my sister who had surgery. I've been staying at her house and was there the day of surgery, which ended up being the entire day. She was released the next day at noon. One of the nicest benefits of my retirement has been the ability to help out family. Being able to come to Florida when daddy was not doing so well and now that my little sister is having surgery I can come and help. It's nice to not have a specific schedule that prohibits me from being able to assist my family! 
However I've been thinking about possibly working again.....not sure when or what at this point and it's so nice to not have to worry about it either!
Today I baked some cookies that momma always made at Christmas and my sister and I were making observations of each other. We both noted times that either how we sounded or what we did was like mom! So we do become our parents! As we say in our family you can't out run those genes!!!

Check out the recipe on my Cooking Page!! Try it and let me know what you think!!