I am sitting at the computer this morning catching up on my blog reading and printing invitations... approximately forty invitations that must be hand-fed through my color printer. URRRRGGG... It is a slow and agonizing process, but one I will not complain about because I am about to reveal one of my greatest pet peeves. EVITES. Ok, I know we are in an age of technology, and I myself am on the computer probably way more than I should admit... but seriously, some things should not be relegated to a quick push of the "send" key. Blame it on my Southern upbringing, but I want some pretty paper with a fancy font in an envelope with my name printed by hand on the front.
Dear Daughter and I are helping host a little "graduation" party for a group of her girlfriends... they are heading off to big bad junior high next year and we wanted to give them an opportunity to celebrate their friendships before the spoils of middle school cliques cast their evil shadow. Instead of the standard pool party or melee at a jumpy emporium, we decided to host a good ol' fashioned ice cream and cake social.. a "big girl" party of sorts where they will be wearing dresses and acting like they are somewhat mature. I think that requires a real, bona-fide, printed, stamped and sent through the US Mail invitation. There are so many cute, inexpensive ways to make invitations at home. For this party, I found a kit at Hobby Lobby which included everything right down to the pre-cut ribbon.
I'm sure it makes me sound outdated, but I want my kids to learn some social graces... seems there aren't too many left but that doesn't mean they aren't acknowledged and appreciated just the same. So, back we go to feeding, printing, assembling, stuffing, licking, stamping and addressing...
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