For the first time since I can remember, I am not holding myself to a bunch of crazy New Year’s resolutions. I’m so O-V-E-R them! Instead, I am going to pat myself on the back for all of the good I’ve done over the last year. I maxed out my volunteerism hours. I’m super-duper proud of how CSP has grown and impacted the community. Even though I did not lose those 20 lbs that have been on my resolution list since I gave birth to twins (they’re lucky they are so darn cute!), I live a really healthy lifestyle. I’m a good mom, wife, friend, business partner – basically, I’m feeling pretty good about my last year! But, there is always room for improvement, right?!
So this year, I’m putting a very achievable goal on my list – writing thank-you notes for gifts or anything nice that someone has done for me. It seems that the electronic world that we live in has pretty much eliminated our need for hand-written notes. But think about how good it feels to receive that letter in your mailbox, instead of a pile of bills, especially post holiday! My favorite type of note is a photo card. I typically order from Snapfish, mainly out of habit, but all of the photo sites have them. I know, I know – we JUST finished mailing out Christmas and holiday cards! But why not send a thank-you to your family and close friends who cared enough to send a gift? You may have to write 20 cards at most, so it’s really not that much of a hassle. I love to include that precious photo on Christmas morning when they see that Santa really came – you know the expression (see mine featured here)! Your family will love it, especially those who live far away. Not to mention, most of the photo sites are running post-holiday specials, like free shipping or a discount on your cards.
So let’s all go old-school and get back to writing! Our elementary teachers will be so proud:-)
Happy New Year, Smarties!
***Today is the LAST DAY to register for the CSP Giveaway of the week:
Tootsies Too in Myers Park is hosting an exclusive preview shopping event to CSP readers starting Thursday, January 7th for their NY-style Children’s Shoe Warehouse Sale (opens to the public on Monday, January 11th) . Tootsies is giving away a private shopping experience to 5 lucky CSP readers. You will get to shop before everyone this Saturday, January 2 from 10a-noon. So you get first dibs on the entire sale – you lucky ducks! All you have to do is enter by clicking here. We will select the 5 winners TODAY, so don’t procrastinate and check your email. Good luck, Smarties and we’ll see you at the sale! To read the full blog, click here.