Saturday, December 3, 2016

Christmas Cards

Another cold morning!  17 degrees to be exact.  Today, there was sunshine compared to yesterday with it being a dreary day.

I was able to get in my 10,000+ steps for today.  Yeah!

Also, today I began to address envelopes for our annual Christmas Card.  I have been doing Christmas cards for as long a I remember.  My list has grown throughout the years.  The past several years I have been sending out from 275 to 300 cards.

In the past, I did an annual Christmas letter, but currently I send out a card of about 5 to 7 photos on it.  These are photos of Kenny and I at the various places that we have been at during the year.  This is a great way to stay in touch with friends and family.

As I address each envelope, I say a prayer for that person and their family.  I also reflect on how we met and how they have touched my life throughout the years.

Once again I googled "history of Christmas cards".  "The custom of sending Christmas cards was started in the UK in 1843 by Sir Henry Cole.  He was a government worker who had helped set-up the post office and wondered how it could be used more by ordinary people.  Sir Henry Cole sent the first card."

"There are more than 3,000 greeting card publishers in America.  15% of Christmas cards are purchased by men.  Over 2 billion Christmas cards are sent in the US each year.  Around 500 million e-cards are sent each year."

People still enjoy getting mail in their mailbox.  It is so much better than receiving bills.

I hope people will take time this Christmas season and send out cards to family and friends and just let them know how much you love them and how much you appreciate them being apart of their lives.

Get in the Christmas spirit and send a card!  Merry Christmas!



2 comments:

  1. We have sent Christmas cards since we were married 61 years ago & for about the last 10 years they have been ones that I designed!!

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    1. Congratulations on 61 years of marriage! Also, congratulations on designing your own card. It is special receiving a card that is personally done.

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