Wednesday, December 15, 2010

'Tis the Season or Merry Stinkin' Christmas

'Tis the season . . .

I sent Christmas cards to all of our friends and family.

I sent out $100.00 worth of Christmas cards and postage to all of our friends and family.

I sent out Christmas cards to all of our friends and family that included a grammatical error.

I discovered the stinkin' grammar error after all of the cards were mailed.

I sent out $100.00 worth of Christmas cards and postage to all of our friends and family that included a grammatical error, and . . . (wait for it) . . . I used to be an English teacher.


'Tis the season.

So,  all of you out there that may have received a Christmas greeting from my family, I offer you this prayer of comfort . . .


Forgive us our grammatical errors (on any and all holiday greetings), as we forgive those grammatical errors committed against us (during this holiday season and beyond).


Because, after all, isn't it the thought that counts, correct grammar or not?

I think so!


  1. Take heart. You are not alone. Just yesterday I was consoling a girlfriend (and former teacher) who had just received the dozen or so Shutterfly family calendars she had designed to dole out to extended family as gifts. With CALENDR spelled in giant letters right on the cover. FA-LA-LA-LA-LA!

  2. It's definately the thought that counts and chances are if you didn't point it out they wouldn't even notice.

    I'm always paranoid I'll spell one of the kids names wrong or something.

    It could totally happen to me.

  3. Priceless! I am being stinker this year and only mailing cards out to my elderly family members.... you know the ones without internet. :)

  4. At least YOU sent out Christmas cards! That's all I'm gonna say 'bout that.

  5. What I want to know is did you get any cards in return? We have received 6 cards. I am so sad. I guess real cards are almost useless now. So - good for you for sending some out - error or not!

  6. I need to buy stamps today and finish my cards. I've been known to include typos,etc in newsletters. At least you sent yours already!

    Yesterday I sent out an email to all parents & PTO about needing volunteers. First time I got the coordinator's email wrong. Second time when I sent out the correction, I got the date wrong. *sigh*

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  7. I love being reminded that I am human...and then publishing it for all to see. It's a little gift to yourself.

  8. Hahahaha! I order yearly albums from Shutterfly. They will last forever, you know? I buy 5 - me, Sparkle, Monkey, both Grandmas. Last year's had THREE misspellings. THREE. And I'm a freak about spelling. It's not like I had checked each and every page 4 times... Oh wait, I did. Ugh.

    Here's to grammar forgiveness :)


  9. A couple of years ago I made & ordered family calendars from Snapfish. Two of them had our kids on the front but inside were pictures of a teenager and her boyfriend making out or gazing into each others' eyes. Too bad I didn't check my entire order before I sent mailed them out!

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  10. omg! what was the error? maybe most people won't notice.
    Merry Christmas!

  11. Oh, man, that's the kind of thing that would drive me crazy if I did it too. A lot of people probably didn't even notice it!

  12. I couldn't focus in church on Christmas Eve. The bulletin included this response, reprinted about 10 times: "Let us go and see this thing which has come to pass, which the Lord has made known to us."

    See this thing THAT has come to pass. THAT. Not Which!! I then realized I had a problem. Luckily, I was in church, so I closed the distracting bulletin and prayed about it. We'll see how that works out.

    Wanted to stop by and wish you a happy new year. Here's to an awesome new year, which will include a grammatically correct Christmas card at the end of it :)


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