Snail mail is one of the most fun parts about Christmas. The rest of the year, mail usually consists of bills, junk, and the random free sample.
Christmas cards and wedding invitations are the only things keeping the USPS alive, so I want to share some of the goodies we’ve received in the mail lately.
First, here’s an awesome Christmas present I received this week from my friend Kelli. Kelli and I met back in college at Francis Marion University, worked together at my first company, and now she works at ACS Technologies with me (well, not *with* me, but for the same company).
Kels and I obviously go way back. Here we are at Redbone Alley in Florence back in 2007 celebrating birthdays!
Kelli sent this awesome Tervis Tumbler. It’s the perfect size for coffee- it easily holds 2 k-cups worth of coffee (as I know from this morning). I’m sure it will become my dedicated coffee cup now.
Along with the tumbler, I got an awesome packaged from my Florence/Pee Dee area run club, which I’m still a part of. I don’t get to run with the folks in the Fitness World Run Club as often as I’d like, but I feel included as a runner and member, even living two hours away. I enjoyed seeing everyone at the Cooper River Bridge Run, Race for Taylor, Darlington Marathon, and James Island Connector Run this year, and hope to see them (and meet more run clubbers) at 2014 races.
Since I ran over 1300 miles this year, I got this cool plaque for being in the 1000+ mile club. The run club has a banquet each December to recognize everyone as well. The beanie will keep my head warm (sometimes it gets cold enough for these in Charleston… I promise), plus I got a certificate and sticker. It was a nice surprise this week!
Clay signed up for the 12 Days of Christmas from Cards Against Humanity, and we’ve gotten some cool mail from them each day. For only $12, you get a different package each day. The first day’s package was a tiny lump of coal, and the other days have been cards to use when you play the game. It’s fun to see how the envelopes look each day, and even though Clay signed up for it (I do love playing the card game…), I’m excited to see them in the mail, too.
And… here are some of the various Christmas cards we’ve gotten from people! If you don’t see yours, maybe it just hadn’t arrived when the picture was taken. We get cards almost every day. I especially love the ones with pictures or life updates.
I hope you all are getting lots of mail this holiday season, and if you’re not, let me know and I’ll send you a card so we can change that (let me know if you’d like a card!).