Christmas Greetings

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:

1983 Christmas Card Front 1983 christmas card inside (2)

When we lived in Korea, we sent cards like this:

1994 card  front 1993 - Christmas Card front 1994 Christmas Card Inside (2)

We’ve sent cards that express our religious beliefs:

Card- Jesus front Card- Jesus inside (2)

Card- The Word frontCard- The Word inside

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:

1998 - Card drawing by Jason (2)

Some of my all-time favorites, though, are from waaay back.  They make me laugh every time I see them, like this one…

Card- No el front Pre-1982Card- No el inside Pre-1982

or this one:

Card- postcard

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.

2012 Christmas cards (2)

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!

About Climbing Downhill

Wife and mother of grown kids, in my 60's and dealing with MS, making life's moments count and trying to offer something of value to others along the way.
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