By the time you’re my age, you’ve sent a lot of Christmas greetings.
Through the years as we’ve lived different places and met new people, our Christmas card list has grown. We almost always send pictures to those on our card list and we’ve sent long, newsy letters to keep friends and family up-to-date on where we are and what we’re doing – sharing the good and the not-so-good that life brings our way.
When we lived in Germany, we sent cards like this:
When we lived in Korea, we sent cards like this:
We’ve sent cards that express our religious beliefs:
We’ve sent picture cards showing places we’ve lived, like this one in Germany:
and this one in California:
When our kids were young, we had them make cards like this:
Some of my all-time favorites, though, are from waaay back. They make me laugh every time I see them, like this one…
or this one:
No matter what is sent, it’s nice to remember the ones you love at Christmastime. Our letter and picture will go out in today’s mail. We’re helping keep the US Postal Service in business.
And we’ve been eagerly opening each card as it arrives at our home from those we care about, reading intently about their years and delighting in photos they send.
I hope you will send and receive greetings during this wonderful season.
Merry Christmas to you and yours!