I have a tendency, when the pressure is on, to lose myself in tiny details, neatly blocking out the necessary big items. We have a phrase for this in our family lexicon: I’m cleaning the grout. While cobwebs are merrily waving hello, food in my fridge needs to wave goodbye; while beds need to be changed, batteries need to be charged; while dust bunnies need to be banished and resident dirt needs to be dismissed — I take up a toothbrush and focus in on two square inches of grout.
My grout at the moment is the issue of Christmas stamps. This is a tiny detail in the totality of Advent, but one about which I happen to care. Here are some choices. Generally there is a secular choice and a religious choice. There are some other non-holiday stamps which might work.
Folks, these are a little too, um, folksy for me.
They remind me of Grandma Sweatshirts.
You are allowed to like them, though…
Luini’s Madonna of the Carnation
I like this as art.
But I’m not sure as a stamp.
I’m betwixt and between.
These are certainly colorful.
I will purchase some of these for regular correspondence and bills.
I guess this stamp replaces the traditional Happy Birthday stamp.
Christmas is the ultimate reason to celebrate, no?
Okay, it’s audience participation time.
What is your favorite?
Do you care?