Assembly Line

Whenever someone asks me what my favorite part of Christmas is, my answer comes easily.  It's Christmas cards.  I love to send them and I LOVE to receive them.  I've found (over the years) that most people only send cards to people who have sent them one... so I send mine out early and I send out a lot.  300+ this year.  Now sending that many cards requires some team work.   My cards are simple (always photos, no personalization and with address labels) but putting them together still takes some time.  I've learned that if I work on them over the weekend, I can usually get a helper or two who will stuff, label or stamp them while sitting in front of the TV watching football on a Sunday afternoon.  So, that's what we did today.  We did it in small chunks, but we got it done.  Each one of us taking a part in the process.  I really appreciate the help.  It makes me feel good to know that although my schedule has changed dramatically over the last few months, I was still able to keep up with this tradition.  I get by with a little help from my friends.