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Yes, the time has come, I’ve put if off, but now need to focus on getting a few more cards done. We had such a gorgeous fall, that I simply couldn’t get into the ho ho ho mood.  Now, whether I want to or not, I know that I must meet my deadlines.

After all, people want to prepare, and if cards are being sent abroad, even out of country i.e. the  States, there are deadlines for the items you send to get there on time.

I was taken aback the other day, I sent my sister a  handmade card, she is in California, Canadian postage to the States is $1.20 for a single card of standard size.  I thought that was what I was sending, however, there is a rule, that the card must pass though a certain size of slot to go at that price, and if it doesn’t the price more than doubles.  What a whopping surprise that was.

Now I understood why customers look for cards that are not built out, or designed in a way that they impeded machine sorting at the postal service.  Explains why card companies have resorted to thinner card stock… not always producing a quality (in my opinion) product.

For the creative person who makes their own cards, we are faced with a poorer quality of card stock being offered.  Didn’t understand at first why the better card stocks were being reduced in price in some merchandise outlets.  Now the light bulb goes on, because the consumer is wanting to build a lighter card, so that their clients will want the cards, because they will cost less in postage.

Wow is the postal system the “scrooge” machines don’t have warm fuzzy feelings, they just mechanically move the product along.  It rips, it tears so what, unless a human catches it……..end result you receive a really battered product.

Hmmmmm….fright nite b

It is Friday, you bet! Holler and Shout, jump and Pounce, Saturday is on it’s way.

 

 

snow moment

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Snow what a  blessing

from above, crystals

with prisms that catch the light

an art form,

that can  dazzle and delight

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it is true, we can’t fall asleep

in plain sight,

enjoying the sun the same way

we can in summer

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oh, but other delights await us

and the winter fun can begin

the slops are being groomed

snowshoes  are being readied

I can smell the baking pies

and anticipate the wonder

in the children’s eyes

the    happy smiles

when they fly down a hill

all bundled up, on their first toboggan ride

oh dear.. there is always

an old bear, who wants us to know

winter or not

he will have his time in the sun

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truth be told

he is right of course,

no matter the season

there is never a  good reason

to get out and enjoy

the day no matter what

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I for one

will wear my new dress

and have fun

PL Precept #1     Life is Art

smile donkey snowman

hmmm somehow Mr. Snowman, I don’t think that this is a friendly kiss

1st and hedgehog picture are mine, others from social media

a smile to start your day

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What would be your caption to this picture?

The sweetest smile

that twinkle in his eye

just how innocent

is the kiss?

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hmmm let me ponder

another puzzle to wonder about

this could be a lazy day

let us meet half way

give a shout

if you want to play..

a smile to start your day

with a big loving hug, is on its way…

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namaste      –      oyashikiri

PL Precept # 1     Life is Art

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