Small Idea, Big Gift

Even though Christmas is over, I keep getting Christmas miracles. My small idea of sending Christmas cards half around the world seemed like a hard thing to wrap your head around. Especially if you’re somebody in my family. I’m sure certain ones didn’t want me to send cards out to different countries, but I thought why not? I sent out a total of 22 cards altogether. Seven went overseas. I trusted in God and hoped they’d all arrive to the right people, not necessary at the right time. To me, as long as they got to them I was fine. That’s all I was worried about. If they didn’t go to the person I’d be a wreck and depressed at myself. However, if it did end up like that it would be out of my hands until somebody nice was to send it back to me.

Not only did I sent out seven to people overseas I also sent out a few here in the states. Planning on this was difficult, I have over 100 people that I talk to on Twitter, and I knew not everybody was going to get a card from me. Which I was upset about because I would have love to send one to everybody, but I couldn’t. I’m sorry for the ones who didn’t get one this year, maybe next year. I thought about only sending cards to the ones I talk to the most. Surprisingly, that was an easy list to make. I had to separate everybody up and hope to God some would at least understand why I wanted to do this and lend out their addresses to me. I only had two who didn’t give out their addresses, so I had to do something special for them. I took two pictures of cards I had and uploaded them onto Facebook, and Picniked them for these two people. They loved them!

When I first announced this idea to all my friends, when I asked for addresses, some wanted mine before I send out their’s. I knew about three I was going to get back. At first, I was happy, but worried since two were coming in from overseas, so that was going to make them worry, if their card that they sent out for me was going to arrive. I resured them that it didn’t matter if it arrived on time, it was the thought that counts. It was also very cool to hear how some have NEVER gotten a card from the US. Which that made me all excited! Because I had never gotten a card from Germany, United Kingdom, and Srebia. In the US, it’s kind of normal to get cards from other states, but when it’s countries like them, you’re stunned by what a small idea can do to you. I’m very blessed by the friends I have. I loved making these cards, giving them out, and recieving ones from everywhere. Makes my life less complicated for me to understand.