Christmas Cards

American card, circa 1940

American card, circa 1940 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I am working on Christmas cards today. There was once a time when sending out Christmas cards felt like a necessity. In my childhood, my Mommy would love putting the cards on the wall or around a door. She loved seeing how many we would receive in any given season.

I remember watching her fill out the cards and the envelopes when I was a little girl and telling me who the card was going to. As I grew older I helped and then independently. It is a joy I looked forward to every year, because I was letting people know they were important to us, and some important only to me.

It has been a long time since I have sent out any Christmas cards. This year is different. This year the purse strings are tight, but a Christmas card isn’t too much to let the ones I love know I am thinking about them through this wonderful time of year.

So, if I call you to get your address for the thousandth time – yes, Mart, this means you – just go ahead and give it to me. There is a brand new Christmas card list waiting to have names filled in with addresses. This is one tradition that is not going the way of the great blue footed booby.

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About Henrietta Handy

I am a Kentucky mountain girl far from home, perhaps far from the girl years. I am an aspiring writer with a wonderful husband who puts up with this writing and reading addiction I have. He also puts up with all of the yarn and knitting. I have four canine children and a ton of friends I love dearly. I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at the age of 2 1/2 and have still managed to have a good life despite all the pain. So, I invite you to join me in this journey and just possibly have fun along the way.
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5 Responses to Christmas Cards

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  2. Brian Bixby says:

    I had a similar experience growing up, when the cards received would all be taped to the door frame between the landing and the living room. And this year, after a lapse of many years, i sent out cards. (It helped that someone I knew was selling cards.)

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