Sunday, December 13, 2009

Love in the snail mail......

Thank you to Brian, RxBambi and Graciela for stopping by on the 7th and 8th for sharing their for a prize in your snail mail!

I sent out my Christmas cards this weekend! I found the most wonderful cards with gorgeous pictures of Santa Claus on them and it gave me great pleasure to prepare them and send them out. My beloved Mom J used to send out over 100 Christmas picture cards every year.....all of us kids and grandkids would gripe about having to get a picture done every year for the card, but in truth, we all looked forward to those cards. The Christmas after she left us I recreated an old card that she had sent out in the 40's with a picture of herself as a young woman, letting all of her Christmas card recipients know that she was gone. Sending out all 100 of them was a huge undertaking and it gave me an appreciation for what she did each year.

This year I sent out a few additional cards outside of MY usual list of recipients, I included a few to "Recovering American Soldier"......Please, if you have an extra card or two, or you have access to a class of kids, send a card to a Recovering American Soldier, here is the address:

A Recovering American Soldier
c/o Walter Reed Army Medical Center
6900 Georgia Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20307-5001

I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season and that your weekend was divine.



Brian Miller said...

this is the first year we have not sent cards...we had the best intentions...with my mom in the hospital this weekend, we just left them...maybe an after chirstmas card to keep the love going...nice tree! hope you have agreat week!

christina said...

what an adorable tree, my friend.

Pat said...

I haven't sent my cards out yet. Still debating....

I have sent out cards every year for the past 35 years. I always took pictures of my kids and sent those out.

Beautiful header you have there!

spudballoo said...

Oh I love your header!! And such a pretty tree too....Christmas is such a bitter sweet time for us all. It was the last time I saw my mother alive, and it was a rotten Christmas. Just me and my mother, my Dad had left to be with the woman he is now married to. iIt was lonely.

Well, let me wish you a VERY happy Christmas, and send you all good wishes for your bloggy friendship this year. It's been a lovely year for me getting in to blogging. Such a friendly place!