I miss getting Christmas cards. I know that it's expensive and it is so much easier to send an electronic card. But there is something so personal about receiving a card in the mail. You know that the person that sent it took time to fill out the cards, buy the stamps and go to the post office to mail them. I will admit that I don't send cards anymore either.
Not so very long ago, and especially when I was growing up, it was exciting to go to the mailbox in December. I'd see all these brightly colored envelopes and could hardly wait to open them to see who they were from. Sometimes there would be a letter inside telling all about that has happened in the sender's life in the last year. We would take the cards and tape them around the dining room door frame. It would be fun to see if we could get enough cards to go around the whole frame by the time Christmas came.
A few years ago I started putting the cards that I received in a basket on the coffee table. Then, when Christmas was over, we'd take one card each day and pray for the person and/or family that sent it. I miss doing that.
I am going to send cards next year. Today I thought that if I set aside a little money each month then the expense of sending cards wouldn't be so bad when next Christmas rolls around. I want to personalize Christmas again, even if it's just from my little corner of the world.
PS I just checked the mail that came today and I got 2 cards. One from my sister and one from my dear friend Elodie. It made my day!!!