Christmas Cards for Christmas!

LOVE all the Christmas cards! - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

LOVE all the Christmas cards! – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

First off, Happy Boxing Day to our friends to the north! Anything having to do with boxes is okay by us!

Yesterday was a good day. We just *might* be able to thank everyone who sent us a Christmas card this year. We say *might* because we were floored at the amount of love and good wishes that came via email and the postal service, and thanking everyone will probably take us until April. But we’ll try. Knowing us, we’re certain to forget someone, probably several someones, so our apologies in advance should that happen. Please accept our honest, heart-sent thank you for making this time of year so special for us and our kitties. Thank you!

At final count, the cats received fifty-six cards. That’s probably more cards than we humans have received in the two and a half decades we’ve been together! So, just after midnight and under very close supervision, we opened all the Christmas cards on Christmas day. That’s right, other than email cards, which all were printed out, we didn’t opened a single envelope before the big day. And let’s just say we are sure glad there wasn’t tuna hiding in any of them! There was a very soft patch of fur in one… we’re not saying from whom or what color… just go knowing that is one very loved-upon patch of fur!

But before opening day, the growing pile was enjoyed, rolled around on, drooled on, licked, nibbled, kneaded, pawed, patted, napped upon, and smothered every single day. Some cats picked out one or two favorites, others had several favorites they gravitated to every day, while others simply liked all of them. We’d like to think they loved them all equally and we know they thank you too!

Olivia and Viola checking out the cards - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Olivia and Viola checking out the cards – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Tessa has selected her favorite - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Tessa has selected her favorite – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Quint has found his - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Quint has found his – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Mmm, Christmas-y! - 2014 © Colehaus Cats

Mmm, Christmas-y! – 2014 © Colehaus Cats

This was our first year officially participating in the card exchange and wow! Yeah, we think we’ll do this again in a heartbeat! We might even find time to post a photo of every single card or maybe create a collage! We had a wonderful time and a wonderful Christmas day looking at and reading all your messages. Again, thank you all! We hope you had a good day too!

19 responses to “Christmas Cards for Christmas!

  1. How wonderful! We hope y’all have a great after Chrissymouse weekend.

  2. What a lovely idea, to save all the cards until Christmas Day, though I don’t know how you could stand the suspense!

  3. Woohoo pawsome day,Happy boxing day today,xx Speedy

  4. Wow you saved you cards and have just put them up – our Mum blutacs ours onto interior doors so they don’t keep falling over when we have a mad five minutes of the sillies.
    We belatedly wish you all a Happy Boxing Day and hope 2015 will be a great one for you.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  5. That looks like fun! We are gonna make our Mommy pawticipate next year, for sure.

    Happy Friday, furriends!

  6. How PAWSOME! 😀 Happy Holidays to you! xx Roxy & Tigerlino <3

  7. You know that is a lovely idea! All the kitties look so happy to have participated in opening the cards on Christmas day!

  8. We know who the gray fur was but won’t say anything either! We saw Dakota peeking out back there! xoxo

  9. I agree, the card exchange was a lot of fun and we will participate again.

  10. Wow, dat are a ton of cards!

  11. We got way more cards than our peeps did, too! We love it!!

  12. Wow, that is a LOT of cards! And I know who the fur was from, ’cause I saw other kitties that got some too. 😉

  13. We got waaayyy more than Mom and Dad did too!!

    The Florida Furkids

  14. How wonderful ! It’s our favorite moment too, and we got way more than the humans ! Purrs

  15. We’re trying to put all of our cards in a slideshow, but with Mom Paula’s illness, we’ve gotten really behind.

  16. The card exchange was SO much fun 🙂

  17. What a wonderful tradition – to wait to open them all in one sitting! COOL!

  18. Cool post, glad you all found your favorites!

  19. What a fun idea to save all the cards to open at once. Bet that was fun. We are surprised that one kitty has any fur left as we know she sent furs to lots of other kitties, including us. Very generous of C.K. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo