Thursday, December 29, 2011

you're never too old for santa

Here it is, 4 days afterward, and I am still writing about Christmas.  But I got something special in the mail yesterday and wanted to share it.

A couple days before Christmas, I got a text from my sister Vix asking for my son's mailing address.  I texted it back, then forgot about it, although I thought to myself it was a little late for Christmas cards.  Then a couple days ago I was talking to my mum, and she asked if I'd gotten the photo of Vix yet, and I said no.  She cryptically said "just wait", and so I had to...wait.

Yesterday it arrived, along with a letter from Vix.  Here is the photo:

And here is what happened, in her own words:

As I read it, I laughed, and Christmas arrived four days late to my heart.  My goofy, dorky sister with the warped sense of humor I love gave me the best gift I could have gotten from her, the gift of laughter...and of love.

I hope as the year winds down, you take time to enjoy the small stuff.  The best things really do come in small packages.

Sometimes they come in envelopes.

~cath xo
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  1. What a wonderful uplifting story! And a great idea. Maybe I could find a Mrs. Claus for the photo op.

  2. @Thom Brown Glad you like the idea Thom, and I think a photo of you with Mrs. Claus on your lap would definitely put you on Santa's naughty list!

  3. The kids and Momma got a 5x7. That $5.00 package had 12 wallets, 12 Christmas card photos and envelopes and 3 5x7's! I am saving you the other 5X7 for next year. Did you like the Bah Humbug sweatshirt I had on? (it was one of Donnies). Note to self, try and remember your sister blogs about everything before you send her anything in the mail, LOL....smooches

  4. I would love another one. :) And yes, I spill my guts about most everything. :D Love ya sissy! xoxo

  5. When we got our photo cards in the mail and read them we laughed, and of course, me being all smarmy got tears. I miss both of you and can't wait to see you again~ Dooj the Stooj (who didn't send Christmas cards except to family!Only the 2nd time in 35 years...)

  6. @Doojy Just when I think I know you both, you do something weird or goofy...I think it is what keeps us young, eh sister? xo

    I didn't send a single card...I am debating sending middle of the year cards instead..."Merry Mid-Year" :D