Chance and Far Guy love their trips to the mail box during December.
Since we send 120 Christmas Cards. We get many in return.
I did find one of my Christmas Cards…tucked away in a box of cards that I sometimes take to carving when my hand is not up to working with a knife.
2017 Christmas Card inside it said “Christmas comes anew each year to draw people in from the cold.”
The sled/birds design was a stamp, stamped on water color paper and embellished with markers and glitter then it was framed with a border of red (other colors were used too) and then mounted on the white snowflake embossed paper ( which I also embellished with some kind of glitter!)
Yesterday I read through all the Christmas Cards and letters again. Then they were either tucked away in a folder or recycled.
Photo Christmas Cards were looked at again and placed in a folder for a someday look back down memory lane.
Some letters were kept. The letters are bittersweet; they told of struggles with cancer, deaths, births, lonliness after being widowed, and the usual what Far Guy calls “Brag” letters…we vacationed here and there and everywhere. Two letters in particular touched us this year…Jamie with her sense of humor and Bob and Sheila… well I guess really only Bob writing about an old print of Rural 1950’s Farm life and never giving up on our dreams. Bob is a retired Pastor and he and Sheila are the other set of Grandparents to Noah and Adam.
Some cards had notes inside and some were on the front…like this one…from Sharon, her husband Gary was Far Guy’s best friend who died way too soon back in 1993.
The card count this year:
46 Christmas Cards
24 Christmas Photo Cards
22 Christmas Letters
Lots of good reading!
Ongoing Project: Last year I organized all the Christmas letters and photos and put them in page protectors in three ring binders. This year is was real easy to get out the binders and slip letters and photos where they belong.