My Christmas Card List

CW_ThatGirl_Santa_12.18.15It’s December 18th. Christmas is one week away and I haven’t done a thing to get ready for Christmas. In past years I would already have all my gifts purchased, wrapped and labeled and bundled for transport to various Christmas celebrations. My house would be decorated, and I would have baked so many cookies I’d be handing them out to random neighbors to get them out of my house (the cookies… not the neighbors). I would have designed, ordered, personally filled out and mailed a hundred Christmas cards and had them in the mail the day after Thanksgiving!

Not this year. Not for any particularly negative reason. I am simply busy and have been caught up in Christmas Wishes with the radio station and Child and Family Services.

I do feel badly that I haven’t sent out Christmas cards this year. I did start to make a list of people I want to send cards to this year. Of course I will have cards for my family and co-workers, but I want to share it with you the list I wish I could fill. Maybe it will inspire you to send a card to someone you may have overlooked this year.

    • Each of my friends who made me laugh so hard I cried.
    • The ladies at Dunkin Donuts next door to the radio station who always have a smile for me at goofy-o-clock in the morning and remember that I like 2 ice cubes in my hot coffee.
    • Every person who still hold doors open for strangers.
    • Our local police officers, who know that someone is going to have a bad day every time they get a call, but go anyway… I wish there was a way to include a hug with each of their cards.
    • The friends, family members and heroes we lost this year and all of the people who refuse to let them be forgotten.
    • The folks who spend long hours away from their families so we can be with ours
    • A very special one for my Scooter-Pie, who does more to support my crazy ideas than any person ever should… And for not flinching when people call him Scooter-Pie in public.
    • Everyone who steps up with a hug rather than a handshake.
    • Finally, all the people who still believe in the Magic of Christmas – no matter what – even if they have outgrown believing in Santa.

I am pretty sure I forgot someone, but I still have a week to make a little magic, right?

About Cat Wilson

Cat Wilson is “That Girl” on Cape Country 104 – a Cape Cod native and longtime Cape radio personality. She is a passionate supporter of Military and Veteran causes on the Cape and also hosts local music spotlight program, “The Cheap Seats” on Ocean 104.7.

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