It's that time of year, reflecting on what happened this last year and how to improve things in the coming year. One of the things I want to improve on is getting the cards I make into the mail. My craft room is full of cards that I have made over the years and that makes me a little sad. Why didn't they make it into the mail? some of them were made for challenges, some were made because I got a new stamp and wanted to try it out, and some because I was trying a new technique.
It seems when birthday time rolls around I want to make a card specifically for that person and it doesn't feel right to choose a card I've already made. Do you feel that way? I want to make it special for that person and by the time I get around to doing that their birthday has come and gone, no card in the mail… So one of my New Year's resolutions is to do better. I want to get those cards made in a timely manner so that they are in the mail and received on that special day.
I think the first thing I need to do is find a way to alert myself to upcoming birthdays. I used to remember everybody's birthday but not so much anymore. Do you have a system for keeping up with birthdays? If you have something that works well I'd love for you to share it with me. Do you know of a computer program that gives alerts in advance?
I think the second thing I need to work on is not trying to make it the most wonderful card they have ever received! LOL! I want to make it special but if I try so hard to make it special that it never gets in the mail, that doesn't accomplish anything.They don't even know I've been thinking about them because their card is in pieces on my craft table. So now they think I've totally forgotten their birthday which isn't the case at all.
January has quite a few birthdays so if you have any ideas that would help me I would appreciate them.
How do you feel about resolutions? Do you make them? Do you keep them? Do you have something special you're going to work on in the upcoming year?
I'm going to spend the day making a list of other things I would like to improve on this year and share some of those with you tomorrow. Hopefully, I will also have a January birthday card to share.
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