I didn't get Christmas cards done this year. They kind of went by the wayside in the midst of all the work, family and photography craziness I've had going on. I did manage a little verse that I jotted onto plain paper and mailed to our friends and family. It was the best I could do. I will share it with you my internet friends because you all brighten my life and make it richer. Some of you I feel as if I've known for years, and I would mail this to all of you if I knew your real names and addresses.
I wish all of you a very Merry Christmas. May you find joy in this season and many blessings in the new year. Now, get off the internet and go do some Christmas!
O Christmas Card, O Christmas Card
We meant to make a Christmas card, so pretty and sublime
but we couldn't get our act together and now we're out of time.
We even took a family photo, with plans to share with you
but frankly, it was crappy, and simply wouldn't do.
Our hair was kind of messy, our smiles were quite a wreck,
When Olan sent it to us, we said, "Mercy, what the heck?!"
We scrapped that plan and bought some cards, with plans to add a note
a letter telling about our lives, our plans, our year, our hopes!
But things got kind of crazy, we didn't get it done
And Christmas is a week away, this card thing isn't fun.
"Oh, snap!" we said. "What should we do? How shall we cover our butts?"
We decided to whip up a poem, something cheery without any smut.
Hang onto your seats, this is gonna be fast, we've got more shopping to do,
Christmas is kicking our fannies this year, did it come this fast for you?
The year's been good but kind of wild, it kept us on our toes,
It had some highs, some big adventures and even a couple of woes.
We laughed, we cried, we chased our tails, we even traveled the world,
we rate it an eight on a scale of ten, with two thumbs up and a swirl.
We gazed at Big Ben, saw the Eiffel Tower, and flew to the Big Apple in May,
we bought fake purses in China Town, even learned to pronounce si'l vous plait.
T.A. graduated high school, her honors were high, she made her parents' hearts swell,
She's studying nutrition to be a dietician, let's hope she finds work that pays well.
'Cause her parents are broke from purchasing books, and buying her new shirts and pants
not to mention the bucks that we blew in August when we took our graduate to France.
We lost Mama J., two uncles died too, we had to put the cat down,
we shed lots of tears for the ones that we lost and had our fair share of frowns.
But we patched up our hearts, said a few prayers and dusted off our blues
'cause life goes on, work's never done, and sometimes this place is a zoo.
Mom's taking pictures, weddings and such, it gives her some traveling dough
And Dad stays busying looking after his pop, 'cause he needs lots of care don't ya' know.
The year ahead will probably be crazy, we hope it's a good one for you,
with blessings and laughter and lots of good cheer, maybe a surprise or two.
We wish we had something besides this plain paper, with nary a pretty design
but we didn't have time to get to the store, so plain will just have to do this time.
May God bless you and keep you in the palm of his Hand, and calm all your worries and fears
Merry Christmas to you, Happy New Year too. Maybe our card will be better next year.