In case you missed it I was late again with getting my Christmas cards out.
In fact, I didn’t even order one of those photo cards everyone finds so on trend these days.
And the cropping of the family portrait I tried my best to salvage came out all kinds of wrong. Like “where are mom and dad?” kind of wrong.
However, just when I was about to chuck the whole idea something occurred to me and I decided to embrace it. And stuck one of these in every card. Every card that didn’t get mailed out ’til New Years. Because, I umm lost the stamps.
And you know what? It worked.
So much so that I’ve decided to run with it. Life isn’t perfect. Despite how easy and beautiful Pinterest may make it all look.
And therefore I’m going to embrace the fact that there is beauty in the mess of it all. Because there are a lot more messes around here than Pinterest perfection.
Like this thing. I asked Santa for this for months.
Regardless of the fact that I have NO idea how to use it.
And as much as I would like to think I’m going to come up with some awesome creation that will sell thousands in an etsy shop I don’t even have yet, or get pinned ten thousand times, I’m not.
I’m going to make imperfect zebra polar fleece purses for my daughters and be grateful they are not old enough to notice the crooked stitches.
And just hope that by the time they hit teenagerdom, I will have learned how to straighten it all out.
And then there is this.
Santa brought this without even being asked. In fact, I didn’t even know I needed them.
Especially since the last time I tried this game I took out a window in a clubhouse that no one needs to know the name of.
But, I’ll give it a try if that is what Santa thinks will give me a reason to spend some time with my husband sans kids.
And this is my theme for the year. Embracing the imperfection of it all. In a word?
What’s your word for this year?