Do you send Christmas cards?
I find great comfort in sending Christmas cards. I pull out the old address book and think about each person and wonder how they are doing. Yes, I have contacts on my phone and laptop, but the 26 year-old address book puts me in the memory frame of mind. If you’re wondering, no, I don’t have a rolodex. 🙂
A note, our best wishes for their Christmas and New Year Celebrations, a stamp, and they’re off to various parts of the country. I hope when they see the card in their mail, they’ll know we are thinking about them and it brings a smile.
I display the cards on shelves. That’s old school, I know, but I enjoy looking at them and thinking about those special people that sent them or in some cases made them. Sometimes, I also get ideas for quilting projects because that’s the way my mind works, I’m visual.
Writing Christmas cards also allows me to use my cursive skills. Let’s face it, I spent years working on writing cursive, and those nuns had high standards. Each letter had to be between those blue lines and look exactly like the examples. If not, we did them over again. Sometimes, we even got a little tap with the ruler. Those were the days.
After high school, I went to business school. We even practiced our cursive skills there because the business world required a lot of writing, and it needed to be legible and attractive. Of course, now my mind wanders to also taking touch typing and Gregg shorthand which are subjects most people don’t even recognize.
Fast forward to today, and all we need are thumbs to communicate.
Christmas is full of memories, and for me, that includes cards. I hope your holiday memories keep you smiling through the month of December.
Merry two weeks before Christmas and stay well.