At the beginning of last December, I´ve send quite a lot of handmade Christmas cards to friends and family because I wanted to surprise them with something especially made for them and because I rather enjoy painting these small motif cards that are mainly done in an hour or two.
Unfortunately these two seem to be the only ones that have arrived at their particular destinations:
And here comes the rest of them that don’t seem to have made it:
These are just a couple of those cards, that I could hand over personally to my family:
Over the course of the past year or so, I also send these greeting cards to fellow bloggers and friends – you know who you are. 😉
And then there was this couple of cards that did take quite a lot of time and effort, but never made it either, and their loss really broke my heart a little…
As these two were send by registered mail, I foolishly thought, their arrival was a given.
I even made a request for an inquiry to their whereabouts, but it only confirmed what I knew all along, and that is, that they are truly and forever lost.
So, what´s left for me is, that I feel like I´m under a postcard curse. That or Posting services all over the world are highly incompetent and unreliable.
And what really makes me angry is, that whoever ripped these cards from their envelopes to have a look if they might contain some money (because that seems to most likely have happened), didn´t even have the decency to pass them on once he/she discovered that there wasn´t any money to be had. Would that really have been too much to ask for? I think not.
As much as I would love keep sending handmade cards to my friends, I don´t think it would be wise to keep doing it.
Which leaves me with the only other possible solution – I´ll have to visit them all in person one day and bring my cards for them along with me. 😉