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This month marks five years since I came home from Argentina.
I was in Argentina for 18 months. Short enough time to never lose my strong American accent but long enough to get good and attached. I cried buckets when I left and for months after I had returned to the states I yearned to go "back home" to Argentina.
I didn't miss the weather. (Over 110 degrees nine months of the year!) I didn't miss the dogs. (Consummating like bunnies in the streets!) I didn't miss the men whistling and yelling as I walked down the streets, "Rubia! Rubia!" (They're hard up for blondes in those parts!)
I miss the people. The meat-loving, siesta-sleeping, fun-loving Argentines. I met some of the most humble, giving, and loving people I have ever met.
When I left I made a lot of promises to keep in touch with my friends. I will write! I will skype! I will come back to visit!
It's easy at first, but gets more difficult as the years pass. Somehow life gets busy and the relationships that once meant everything in the world to you are tough to maintain.
This year I really wanted to send Christmas cards to all my Argy friends. For many, it has been months since I have heard anything from them, but at the very least I want to make sure I keep in touch with them once a year through Christmas cards. Of course, then there's the added difficulty of printing cards, buying stamps that cost a buck a pop, mailing the cards, waiting for three weeks for them to find their way to Argentina, etc. It sounded utterly exhausting to me this year.
In honor of my new goal to simplify I decided to try an online Christmas card. That is where OpenMe comes in. It's convenient, it's easy, and it doesn't carry any of the stress I usually associate with Christmas cards.
Step 1: Pick your card from creative and fun options. You can add a picture to make it a bit more personal or just keep it easy with an already prepared card. There's a great variety of cards from sentimental to funny to even romantic!
Step 2: Personalize! Add your message and you can upload photos from your computer or even grab photos off of facebook. So insanely easy.
Step 3: Preview , inside and out.
Step 4: Send! If you decide to send digitally you can send through email or post on facebook. You can also set it up for days in advance. The card I did was personalized for an individual but you can make a generic Christmas card and send it to all your friends! And if email isn't your thing, you can have OpenMe print the card and sent it for only $4.