Daily Archives: December 31, 2014

holiday card puzzle(s)


I typically start my cards in late fall – at least the planning and material purchasing, but this year my timeline got shifted quite a bit because of my testing. The later Thanksgiving holiday also meant one less weekend of December prep, so most of my cards went out on Monday or Tuesday of Christmas week. Even so, they should have arrived at most spots on Wednesday or Friday of that week, so I was starting to panic a bit when I realized that no one I talked to had received theirs. I started to imagine returning home from our travels and finding a mailbox full of a hundred return-to-sender envelopes. Luckily, most started showing up on Saturday or early this week. I’m not sure what caused the delay, but I’m guessing it was my choice of white ink for the gray envelopes. I think there wasn’t enough contrast in color to be read by the automated sorters that get things along their way a little quicker. If your card hasn’t shown up yet, it should be there soon. (I hope!) Lesson learned on the addressing.

I mentioned in my holiday message┬áthat there were some subtle references in the card to previous cards. Here’s the “key” if you want to see how many you found.


I also used the same envelope size/shape as 2001, 2004 and 2006 – it’s one of my favorite. Tall and skinny – like my house. (And husband!)

Wishing you a very Happy New Year! I’m excited for what 2015 holds, and I’m glad you all are here.