"Santa Claus has the right idea. Visit people once a year."
~ Victor Borge
Writing Christmas cards once a year shouldn't be that big of a deal, right? This is something I normally look forward to but this year, it's proving to be a major chore. The problem is, I sent the Best. Card. Ever. last year and there's no way to top it. I'm not trying to be boastful, it's just that I had SO MUCH FUN sending out last year's cards that no matter what I do now, I know it won't measure up.
So I lowered the bar. I chose an average picture, uploaded it to Costco's website and called it good. Yesterday I picked them up.
When Cory got home from work he saw the stack sprayed all over the counter and with a spring in his step said, "Oh! Are these our Christmas cards?" He opened them up and the enthusiasm escaped like a deflated balloon. "Hm. Not a very good picture of me." Samantha headed over to see what the fuss was all about, picked up a card and said, "This? THIS is the picture you're sending?" Drew's turn. He grabbed one from the stack, disregarded the picture and looked on the back for more and then asked, "Where's the comedy?!"
Now I know how Dean Cain feels. Once you've played Superman, it's kind of all downhill from there. One minute you're flying through the air with a hot chick tucked under your arm, and next thing you know you're guest starring on Smallville.
Maybe next year my Christmas card will be awesome again - then Dean can talk about me on his next episode of Ripley's Believe It Or Not.