Mrs Green recycles her Christmas cards
Or behind myself; I can’t tell which these days.
Yesterday afternoon I thought I’d do a spot of card writing. I haven’t bought any cards this year, so I rummaged around in my trusty Narnia wardrobe and pulled out a (plastic carrier) bag full of cards.
What a treasure trove! I can send cards for the next ten years and I don’t think I’ll run out. Which means I can put off the task of telling people that they will be receiving ecards next year (except my hardened zero waste friends that is).
Why I have so many cards I have no idea. I guess I have bought them in the sales and forgotten I have already stashed things away. Or perhaps the number of friends I have is dwindling year by year. Anyway, now I know where this delicious pile of chopped down trees is I’m at least going to use them all and give them a decent end to their lives.
So back to the plot. You see that isn’t it. That isn’t about how I recycled my cards this year. There’s more!
As I was delving about in Santa’s sacks, putting my thumb up Robbin’s bottom and getting covered in glitter, I discovered half a dozen sealed envelopes with cards in them.
On closer inspection I realised that these were cards I meant to send last year which never quite made it to the post box.
I don’t remember the reason why now; perhaps there were duplicates. Perhaps Little Miss Green had created her own artistic masterpieces and I didn’t have the heart to tell her these people were already accounted for. Or perhaps I just plain forgot and these poor people never received my Christmas wishes.
Whatever the reason, they had been sitting in this same bag for a year, waiting to be noticed and loved. This meant I had six less cards to write, six less addresses to find and a little more time on my hands.
Maybe I’ll get away with making the entire Christmas festivities a bi-annual event. What do you think?