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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

They're Off...


 
 
Not a minute too soon, with forecasts of Winter weather moving in over the next few days, I took a trip to the post office early this morning and posted off the Christmas cards.
Mostly to relatives and friends in England, and other parts of the U.S.A.
It seems each year, there are fewer and fewer to make out, as my address list continues to shrink.
I think it is still an important part of the overall Christmas goodwill, and look forward to catching up on people's comings and goings throughout the year.
Don't you agree ?


9 comments:

Debby said...

We have only received 1 Christmas card so far. A sign of the times. Of course, it helps if we sent them out. We haven't done this in a couple of years. Maybe next year, we'll start again.

donna baker said...

I love the sentiment of Christmas cards. The first one was believed to be sent in 1843. In England of course. Sadly, I haven't sent more than a couple each year and get few back. I just send a really nice card to my bests and those alone.

Donna OShaughnessy said...

I do. And I believe I will start on mine tomorrow. Who knows one day hand written cards will be illegal and all those we send these years will be worth millions...or not.

Stella Jones said...

Yes I do agree. Like you, my list shrinks every year. Some people die, others move out of my life and now that I'm not at work, I don't send reams of cards to people I see every day. It is lovely to keep in touch with folk you maybe see once a year at most. I send a card and maybe a photo, sometimes a letter. I think about these people throughout the year, but at Christmas, I like to make myself known so that they know I still think about them. It's a lovely time to do that and a real card popping through the door at Christmas time is so much nicer than a message on the internet, in my opinion.

Latane Barton said...

My list gets shorter each year, too. I think it's a sign of the times, or perhaps my age... who knows. I love getting cards, though so i should send out more.

Rian said...

Yes, please put the kettle on. I need some tea. Just back from 2 weeks in New Orleans and catching up on reading posts back to Thanksgiving. You're definitely ahead of me with Christmas cards as I haven't bought them yet... but will this week. I love the magic of Christmas too! I can feel it in the air. Oh... and Happy Belated Thanksgiving!

Dianne said...

I love making and sending Christmas cards, but this year, alas, everything is packed away and my craft room has become a storage room. I love the pic of the vintage card. Dianne

Janet @ My Miniature Donkeys said...

Yes, I am old school and get testy when all means of communication is electronic. A couple of years ago I went through Shutterfly to make cards with a donkey photo and it was well received. Note to self: Need to do that next year

L. D. said...

Yes, I now write a generic Christmas letter to send out for all those who we don't see and never call. It is great to send them and to receive them.