It was my little brothers’ birthdays in September. They turned 33. They both live back home in Christchurch and I planned on sending cards for the occasion. No gift this time, we’ve stopped doing that.
Anywhooooo, I found a card in Typo that I particularly liked, and because they’re twins I bought two of them. Yes I’m aware they’re individuals with different likes and dislikes and perhaps a different card for each of them would have been more appropriate and showed some thought had gone into the selection of the greeting card, but I liked it. So I bought it twice.
I took them home and wrote on the cards, lovely messages of birthday greetings and best wishes and such, and popped the cards into their envelopes, at which point everything turned sour.
The envelopes were black.
I had a blue biro. What I needed, clearly, was a metallic pen with which to write the address, in order to post it. I did not have one.
I popped the cards in their black envelopes into my bag with plans to buy some type of pen that can write on black, and forgot about them.
Their birthday came around and I left messages on their facebook walls and assured them their cards were on the way. – In fact, I was so
lazy efficient that I typed out a post on one brother’s wall and copied and pasted it to the other one’s wall.
I figured I would still post the cards, it wouldn’t matter if they were a bit late right? Right. Then the months flew by full of life and busy things and I kinda forgot. The cards are still in my bag. I think it may be too late to send them now. There is belated and then there is four months late. And besides, I still don’t have a metallic pen.
I plan on giving these very cards to my brothers next year. In person. Because I will be in Christchurch around the time of their birthday. And after spending $2,000 on flights and $500 on a campervan and a gajillion dollars a litre on petrol (that is seriously how much it costs in NZ) I could do with saving a few dollars on postage and $4.95 x 2 on new cards.
It will also save me buying a metallic pen. Hurrah!
So, anyway… Happy belated birthdays dearest little brothers. It’s the thought that counts right?
Linking up with Essentially Jess today for IBOT