I received my first Christmas card yesterday! Yeah! It's a photo card from my friend and former co-worker, Julie. We worked first at Macy's together, then later at St. Agnes Hospital. We've corresponded over the years and kept up with each other's families. I love her bubbly enthusiasm and sharp wit. She understands people and business and has a successful consulting business to prove it. However, I fear that I may have to stop liking her so much- she never ages!!! LOL She is still beautiful and I could put this year's card next to a card from five years ago and only see the difference in the children! Oh, well, I've liked her this long...I guess I can stay with her a few more years.
I love getting Christmas cards and I also love sending them. They bring back such great memories! And there are still a handful of people on my list who only correspond once a year. Another group corresponds more often, but only sends photos during the holidays. The rest are friends I talk with or email often, but it's just nice to have that extra message for the holidays.
I am teaching my students to give cards. They learn to write "I love you" and "Merry Christmas" and "Thank you for my present". They draw wonderful pictures of trees and Santa and snowmen and stars. All part of passing on traditions.
We finished our letters for the newspaper yesterday. Today we are going to make a page for our keepsake books. You'll have to visit my kindergarten blog and find out about our book. I'll post information later in the week. It's a great tradition, too!
Go to the post office today! You might have a card waiting for you.