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.

4 comments:

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

    Fondly,
    Cindy

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

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  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 ;-)

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

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  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.

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