Saturday, December 12, 2009
Christmas Card Dilemma
So we've been doing Christmas letters with our cards every year. Some years we've included photo greeting cards with the letters, sometimes store bought cards. This year, I'm not sure what to do.
Do we want to send photo greeting cards? What's the point? Who really wants to see a picture of the both of us? Again? It would be different if we had pictures of babies or kids. "Oh your kids are so cute!". "They have gotten so big!" Nope, not with our photos.
I've been planning our Christmas greeting card for when our baby comes. A picture of our sleeping baby with a big bow tied around it, and a tag that says "Gift from God". I've been planning this for a few years. Next year, maybe?
Should we do a Christmas letter this year? What do we say in the letter? No one really knows we have been trying for a baby for 6 years! Every year, I hope that we would be able to include an "introducing our newest addition" section in the letter. Baby's name, sex, weight, etc. How fun would that be? I'm still waiting to do that.
Most years the letters include our travels (we try to travel every year). DH and I speculate that most people are envious of our travels (usually overseas) and think we are just selfish and are enjoying ourselves. "Oh, must be nice be able to travel since you have no kids". If only they knew.
What else should we talk about in the letter? Our work? Yes, hubby's been working a whole lot of hours for his job, but do people really want to know that stuff?
I left my job in January because I was too stressed out from it. I did some traveling and spent some time overseas with my family and aging parents. I was also hoping that the lack of stress would help in TTC. Not many people know about this. Not something I like to share with others unless people ask. Especially in this crazy economy. I'm lucky that DH is still working and has a decent job that gives me the privilege to not work, at least for now. Most people can't fathom how I could leave my job voluntarily. Sometimes it makes me feel guilty, but it's for the better. I contemplated going back to work but a couple of my friends that know that I am TTC convinced me to wait. It was not easy for me to make the decision to leave my job. One friend said "If you go back to your job, you can forget about getting pregnant!" So for now I am not working, and enjoying the time off.
Anyways, I still have not decided if I will write a letter this year. I'd really like to. Maybe just do a "highlights of the year" letter. Mostly about travel again. This year actually included a trip to Hawaii. People must think we live such a glamorous life. Hah! If only they knew!
Will update the status of the Christmas cards in a later post.