I emptied the saddlebags where the Christmas Cards are stored. I read them again. Seemed like a fine thing to do as a fine mist fell outside. It was too warm to snow.
There were 30 photo cards.
31 letters, some hand written. Many of the cards had notes inside...some people send just Christmas letters or photos.
There were 5 handmade cards
Very talented folks.
There was one beautiful long fold out card.
A piece of art that tells a story every year. The picture is painted and then made into a card!
I double checked the list. We sent out 140 cards and heard back from 91 people. A Christmas Greeting is a wonderful way to reach out to long time friends and to family. Besides that Far Guy loves getting the mail in December!
I used to keep all the cards and letters...then I had a whole file cabinet full. Now I keep many of the photos...it is fun to compare them from year to year...and I keep a number of the letters especially those from family that tell about their year. I keep a few special cards. I keep everything in three ring binders. I ordered some special page protectors that will store four 5 x 7 photographs and when they get here I will put everything away. Another paper project for later in the week.
We ventured out to the transfer station with our every three weeks of garbage. The price went up it now costs $4 for a big garbage can. I wave the money out the window ...the fellow grabs it and Far Guy and I unload and drive away. Easy peasy. It used to cost $3.50 so it went up by 14% the first of the year.