Tuesday, October 28, 2008

i'll take christmas mailers for $400, alex

it is about this time of year, i begin contemplating our christmas mailers, and yes, i like to call them mailers (in fact, i like to say christmas mailers in a british accent). "cards" is just cheap. "mailers" seems very proper...very traditional...very louisa may alcottish, and i like to address the entire process of christmas mailers much like the fashion i presume louisa may alcott would have it done in one of her books.

whilst i don't wear a bonnet and petticoat when addressing my mailers, i do make sure a fire is lit before i set about the task. i devote an entire night to the ceremony, have a wonderful life or miracle on 34th street playing, and i most certainly don't use pre-printed labels. i handwrite each address with a calligraphy pen. i wear christmas pajamas and sip hot chocolate and savor licking every envelope. it's a ritual i look forward to every year.

so, it is about this time i start designing our card in my mind, choosing the stamp, searching for quality envelopes. debating dreaded family letter or no dreaded family letter? glossy or matte? black & white photo or color? ribbons & bobbles or keep-it-simple. vintage or modern? and, while many pity my obsessive decision making, i rather enjoy it.

time is ticking, and with all that said...

christmas sessions have begun with two of my favorite models...



book yours today.

...enjoying the premature excitement things. ~k

...and yes, that's christmas music...in october. tell me that makes you even the slightest bit excited.

9 comments:

Poppa said...

Vintage yule. Those faces are timeless, in soft winter whites, crowned with red like festive royalty. I see wonder in their eyes--like they see the magic we adults have slowly been blinded to, with the cataracts of sophistication and age. But they call us back. I still, the evening I put up my Christmas tree, make a little bed on the floor beside it and sleep there with the lights on all night. I hope I always do...and someday, when too old to make my bed myself, I hope someone else does and puts me to sleep there. Ahhhh, Christmas...can we say that...Christmas to me, but I can celebrate Hannukah for you, or any holiday that puts wonder in your eyes and love in your heart.

donna said...

we have to get my family christmas card done ASAP!!!!!! I almost passed out looking at this! When should we do this??????

cjs said...

wow. what planners.

I feel accomplished if I send them out before valentines day.

Heidi Lee said...

One of my favorite things to do too..that and wrapping. Love to wrap. I purposely save a lot to wrap so that I am doing it just a few days before the BIG day. More exciting that way! In front of the tree...in front of a Christmas movie...love it!

Love the music Kelle..if I could start putting up my trees and decorations NOW I totally would. I absolutely LOVE Christmas.

Kulio said...

ohhh...

beauty.

Amy said...

I will make you a copy of James Taylor's Christmas album. You know I am a bit biased but it is one of the best out there.

Random note: spent almost two hours in line waiting to vote.

Kelle said...

YAY!! I love James Taylor! Early voting...I forgot! I'm on it!

mrc-w said...

Oooh, that does it - we're going to send a Christmas mailer!!! You got me all excited about it! :)

Heidi said...

(british accent) dahling...must get the mailers out and with every detail planned and executed perfectly!!!t YOU WILL:)

i, too, look forward to the details of designing, capturing (the perfect shot), making, mailing our christmas 'mailers!'

ps louisa may alcott...LOVED HER BOOKS!!!! so true.
xoxo