Thursday, December 06, 2007

Thank you, thank you very much

SJ’s away and this blogger is ready to play! SJ and her husband left yesterday for their annual vacation, which usually includes Dutch food, Danish Christmas ornaments and a big mouse in flashy clothing. That’s right, the SJ family is in Disney for a few days. But SJ sort of half-promised she would try to find a business center and be the Funny Gals foreign correspondent while she’s away (although she may have only said that to get out of the headlock I had her in). But c’mon, I left a comment from my honeymoon in a foreign country using a comment window that was written in Dutch! How hard could it be to comment from Florida?!?

A co-worker asked me this morning, “How’s married life?” and my response was, “There seems to be a lot more writing than before we were married.” That’s right, I’m in thank you card hell. The Pretend Husband and I are blessed to have tons of family members and friends who are generous and awesome and awesomely generous. Which means thank you cards for gifts and their friendship and attending our wedding, which I don’t mind doing… at all. In fact, I love telling people how grateful I am to have them in my life and I get a kick out of fashioning an interesting thank you note. But it is a lot of writing.

With my birthday two days ago came a whole new load of gifts (Woe is me for having such generous friends!) which means I’m officially an event behind with the thank yous. I may not be the most organized person in the world, but I live and die by the thank you note. I am physically incapable of receiving a gift and not sending a note to thank the person for it. I can thank my mom for that trait (with a well-written and sincere thank you note, of course!)

And I’m not talking fill-in-the-blank “Thank you for the lovely _______________. We love it! Love, KAT” kind of notes. Oh no! The proper note has a reason why I love it so much and usually a description of how I’m going to put it to use (what I used the gift card to buy or how well the comforter will go with the color of our bedroom walls). Believe me, it’s much easier to write these things if you really mean it. And I also find thank you notes to be the perfect medium in which to thank a person for their love or friendship and tell them how much they mean to me.

I’m proud to say the PH and I are almost done with the thank you notes for our wedding and I’ve already addressed the envelopes for my birthday thank yous. I think we can finish all of them up by the end of the weekend. Just in time to get started on those Christmas cards!

1 comment:

Molly said...

You put the rest of us to shame, Thank You Note Girl! My mother was the same, every Christmas we would have to sit down and write thank you notes, but now my sister and I refuse just to piss our mother off! We are grown women who are still 13 on the inside and have to do the opposite of what our mother wants or expects from us!