Sending and receiving

One of my favorite things about the Christmas season is the sending (and receiving) of cards. There are many, many people who only hear from me once a year. And by “hear from me” I mean “receive a goofy card with a handful of pictures on it”. So yeah, I could definitely do a better job of keeping in touch with my friends and family. Good intentions and all that.

Anyway, after sending some three hundred cards, it’s fun to get a few in return. This year’s “haul” amounted to seventy cards which currently decorate an entire wall in our kitchen:

I love not only seeing the changes in peoples’ lives, but chuckling at those who put together a clever card or a funny message. In an age when most people slap a quick post on Facebook and call it a day, it’s nice to know there are many who still enjoy opening their mailbox to find a stack of envelopes from old friends.