Saturday morning, I was doing a few bits and bobs which included doing up an Excel spreadsheet/making a list of who we got Christmas cards off and whether we received a note written on the card, a letter or photos from them. I was quite disappointed to discover that very few people put letters in with their cards, the odd one or two did a note in the card itself and only three people popped in a photo.
When we came to Canada I was forever writing letters to people. I suppose this was before email became popular. I now write to only one person regularly. Most people in Britain I "talk" to once a year when I send my Christmas letter in with my Christmas card. Most only send a card back. It's got me thinking as to whether or not I am wasting my time writing and including a Christmas letter? Also why don't people send me notes/letters on how everyone is doing? I am thinking of mentioning this in my letter next year if I do one, that I would love to hear everyone's news.
For those of you who do include Christmas letters, do you think it is worthwhile, or are you thinking of not doing it? By the way I do the list, as there is no way I will remember who I got Christmas cards off come November!!! Also I found it interesting to see what people wrote in their cards and letters, as I had forgotten what was what.
By the way I didn't make anything with my cards this year, as I still have enough gift tags from last years cards. However if you want to reuse your Christmas cards I did this post last year on the subject.
Had a busy day on Saturday went shopping!! We went to the mall as I had to change a Christmas present I got. Also good excuse to pop into Home Sense, I can never remember what they call that store in the States; I think its HomeGoods. Anyhow I picked up a Henkels knife to match my set, and a Laura Ashley ironing board cover.
I then went into Chapters (book store, like Barnes and Nobles, or WH Smith's) and got a book and a neat magazine, which I'll talk about tomorrow. Its called Permaculture and its a British magazine.
Did you remember to put your money in your pot for the Daily Saving's Club today?
Here is today's money saving tip:
Utilize online bill pay with your bank. This serves two purposes. First, it keeps you in much closer contact with your money, as you can keep a very close eye on your balance and be in much less danger of overdrafting. Second, it saves you money on stamps and paper checks by allowing you to just fill in an online form, click submit, and have your bill paid. Try it out – and take advantage of it if you’re not already.
Oh and yes I'm still tired..........