Christmas Cards

Does anyone send Christmas Cards anymore?

I remember growing up, we’d get 3-5 Christmas cards in the mail a day. I remember my mom stringing garland up on the wall and placing each card on the garland. My grandma had some homemade card holder that had yarn around a metal coffee can and you slipped the cards on. They always seemed to have all kinds of cards!

I know most people who send Christmas cards only send them to people who have sent them one. We have sent them in the past, but it was not in our budget to do this year. Maybe that is why we have received so few of them this year. We’ve only gotten a few of them.

Some people hate them, but I always enjoy the “family update” or “year in review” notes that come with Christmas cards. While I am connected to many folks on Facebook, you don’t always catch every life event that may have happened, so those “notes” are always something I look forward to. It is also a highlight to see family photos in Christmas cards (or as the card itself).

I also enjoy the various types of Christmas cards that we are sent. I think that sometimes, the cards people send reflect their personality. Some friends opt for the serious wishes, while others will send ones that are more religious. Others will send humorous cards with funny cartoons on them. Then there are those that really stand out. A great example of this is a card we received last year from a radio friend.

Anyone who’s ever seen a jukebox knows the labels seen above. I thought that this was such an awesome card! It was a perfect reflection of my friends – radio, music, and the holiday spirit all wrapped up into one! There is always a nice, personal message inside to the family, too.

Do you send Christmas cards?

We didn’t send Christmas cards this year, so please give this song by Doug Stone a listen and consider it my “card” to you…

Close your eyes and listen
Cause this is a Christmas card
And I wrote it all down in this poem
Cause I find writing letters hard

Close your eyes and listen
To the Christmas in your heart
Can you hear the angels sing their song?
Can you see the guiding star?

(Chorus)
I may not be there with you
You are in my prayers
And I wish you all a world of peace
On this Christmas that we share

Close your eyes and remember
How the shepherds were like lambs
And how they followed that bright and holy star
On the road to Bethlehem

Hold the hand of a loved one
Cause this is Christmas too
And remember that this Is the greatest gift
That God could give to you

Chorus

And I wish you all a world of love
On this Christmas that we share

9 thoughts on “Christmas Cards

  1. Love the jukebox theme…I really miss them. Keith usually I get around 10 a year and gifts from vendors…this year….0….of course I know why… I always liked Christmas cards and having them on tables folded out.

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    1. My second cousin (if I am figuring it out correctly) has a huge jukebox in his basement. His dad (my grandma’s brother) used to play accordion and he would play drums for him at weddings. They went into a studio and recorded a record (a 45). Side A was A Blossom Fell and Side B was Sweet Georgia Brown. The year he hosted the family Christmas party, he played that record on the jukebox.

      I knew you would appreciate the card, so I had to make sure I posted a picture!

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      1. I want to say that the record was a Christmas present for like …. everyone in the family! LOL. At that party he asked if I had a copy and I didn’t, so he gave me one.

        I had every intention of posting a Christmas song a day this year….LOL You’d think I was busy or something ….

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      2. Yea that was cool….glad you got one!

        I’m reposting from last year Keith…tomorrow, next week and Christmas…it’s not like the history of the songs changed lol…Tomorrow is a Slade song and the next day my favorite…the Lennon song

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      3. Another blogger I follow was reposting blogs. I usually post a link to an old blog in a new one, but never actually reposted an old blog….LOL

        I am at work at the gals have jingle bells on their shoes…..they are singing and ringing them in an attempt to drive us nuts….gonna be a long night

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      4. What I do is copy everything and make a new post…I sometimes add some new info if I can find any…kind of like reruns…its the only time of year I do it except Thanksgiving and Alice’s Restaurant.

        LOL they have the Christmas spirit!!!!! You need to get some bells of your own! Or….. an AIR HORN!

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