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Saturday, November 16, 2013

Is it a Tradition of the Past!!

"Those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed."
                                                                        Proverbs 11:25 NLT

The time is nearing for sending out our "Christmas Cards" to family and friends, all across the Country!    But wait!! I out of the loop?  Is this becoming a tradition of the past?

I have always enjoyed sending out Christmas Cards and I must say that I am a super happy recipient when I open the mailbox and find card after card addressed to the "Pollard Family."

I have very fond memories of  Christmas's past, when lots of Christmas Cards were mailed out.......... but not before the sender had written a personal message and a special Christmas greeting to wish my family a MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

Can you imagine the excitement years and years ago, when children would see a card such as this, that the family had just received from friends?    As I view this particular card, I see so much imagination built in.    What a thrill it would have been, just to dream of having that small, teeny tiny, candy cane.


Isn't this a delightful message?

I so enjoy this stage in my life, as I reminisce about the 'good ol' days' of Christmas's past.  

I believe that once again.....this "tech" world that we live in, has stolen some of our Christmas traditions that once put that extra tidbit of jingle in our Christmas Spirit.
I believe that E-cards have replaced the personalizing of our Christmas greetings to one another.

I know that the cost of postage stamps has also had an effect on the way many people choose to send out greetings.....BUT.....once again, I think of all the wonderful smiles on peoples faces, when they open the mail box to find a pile of Christmas Cards, just waiting to be opened.   

My childhood days at Christmas were wonderful, fun, and full of excitement.  This was great family time!   I can still see all of the Christmas Cards that people sent.....hanging on the walls in our living room.  This was special.......I can't even begin to tell you how many hours throughout the Christmas Season, that my siblings and I, would LOOK at those cards......over and over again!!

Just happy thoughts here, that I would love to see continue for my grandchildren!

What would be your take on the sending of Christmas Card Sending??

Happy Days!



Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I personally do not send out a lot of cards and never have.What I do with those I receive is put them in a basket and throughout the year I pray for the people who sent them. Each day I will take two or three cards and pray for those families.

Terra said...

I agree with you completely, so when two great minds are in agreement we must be right! LOL. I appreciate when friends and family far and near take the time to select a card, write a note in it and mail it to me. There are nice ecards but paper cards show more thought and we can display them to read again, and they are festive looking.

Gail Dixon said...

I do enjoy receiving Christmas cards, but I've never been a big sender. Especially when I was working, I just didn't have the time. Ruth's idea is really special. What a wonderful idea to save the cards and pray for those families or individuals throughout the year. I don't think e-cards can replace the ones you get in your mailbox at home.

Lea said...

I love both sending them and receiving them. I have been working on our Christmas card for over a month. I labor over our card each year and so enjoy the entire process and hopefully the receipients enjoy receiving it.

Betsy Adams said...

I'm still a Christmas Card person. I send them --and love to get them. I used to send Christmas LETTERS --but now just send a card with our photo and a personal note from us...

Many people don't send cards anymore --but some people, we ONLY hear from once a year.. SO--getting their cards is special...


Mary Callan said...

I love receiving Christmas cards and always send them out - we always have a picture of the girls and it's so fun to see how they've grown and likewise with the ones we receive - just love the whole thing!
Mary x

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I love getting Christmas cards, too, but I have to say that the older I get the less I like the writing in all the ones I have to send out! I do think people are slacking up on sending out cards. Maybe it's the cost of the cards and stamps.
Have a great week!

Michelle said...

I always send out cards. Always have and will continue to do so. We keep in touch with families all over the country this way and I love the tradition.

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