David's Reformed Church Congregation

David's Reformed Church Congregation
Congregation of David's Reformed Church, Montgomery Co, Ohio, Circa, 1900

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories - December 4 - Christmas Cards

I have always loved both sending and receiving Christmas cards.  Nothing can cheer me faster than finding a beautiful greeting from a loved one waiting for me in the mailbox.  I especially enjoy reading "newsy" annual letters and seeing family photos.  When I was a child, we would display our cards all around the living room, beginning on the inside of the front door and spreading out around the room as needed. This is a tradition I have continued in my own home. Sometimes, I even hang them up before my husband gets a chance to read them!
I began sending Christmas cards when I was in high school.  We would write our friends names and their homeroom numbers on the front of the envelopes and for 5 cents a piece (which was given to charity), "elves" would deliver our cards to our friends in their morning classrooms. It was one of the few times during the year when I looked forward to going to school.
  After my husband and I were married 29 years ago, we began a tradition of sending cards each year, oftentimes with family portraits or pictures of our sons.  As a result, friends and family watched us grow from the 2 of us to the 6 of us.  Computers and social networking are changing the way we receive and send greetings each year and while I enjoy receiving those "e" greetings, nothing will ever take the place of finding those Christmas greetings in the mailbox.


  1. I love the photos Lori .. thanks for sharing.


    P.S. Would it surprise you to know I also love sending and receiving Christmas cards???

  2. Awww - that picture of the kids is so sweet!! I'll bet you had to take that out and look at it when they were somewhat LESS angelic ;-)

  3. So sweet Lori. I've always loved your family pictures, but your last one of the boys is simply darling.

  4. How did you get them to look so angelic? The only "angelic" photo I have of my two together when they were little was one in which they had both fallen asleep on the same bed.