Thanksgiving eve. There is always so much to be thankful for. Health, family, security, home, and an inspired life. These things I think of and am thankful for each day of the year. As a vegetarian and a history lover, Thanksgiving isn’t really my favorite holiday. And this year my children will be other places. So, I have put up my Christmas houses and am clearing a place for the tree. Yes, Yule is my very favorite holiday of the year. The lights, the charity, the music, the wrappings, the trimmings, the beauty and joy that surrounds Yuletide is intoxicating for me.
Now, I feel like we are all old friends here. Just like you are over for coffee this pretty morning and I am telling you about how I, on a whim, just registered for a full load of classes to pursue a teaching degree (yes, I did that the other night) or am showing you photographs of my new granddaughter. Over the years we’ve have had some laughs, we’ve had some tears, we’ve had some wine. But I like the tangible as well. I would love to be on your Christmas card list this year and I will add you to mine. Let us pen old fashioned wishes and hopes for the new year. I love hearing from readers and responding. It makes us friends out there in this big, small world.
Christmas cards may seem old fashioned, but they are a link and a wish to family and friends, old and new, and a moment of your time and love. There is no greater gift than that. Christmas cards have led to a few really fabulous pen pals for me. I enjoy so much that moment of peeking in the mailbox and finding a card or letter. Placing the envelope in my apron pocket as I make a cup of tea. Sitting down to savor every word. To be there. To listen. To read. To pull out a few pieces of beautiful stationary and respond. Yes, it is one of my favorite things. Send me a card and I will send you one as well filled with good wishes and cheer, from my cozy home to yours.
Mrs. Katie Sanders
(new address updated 12/20)
790 9th st, Penrose, CO 81240
Wishing you a joyous Thanksgiving and a happy beginning to your Yuletide festivities.
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That’s how we introduced ourselves a few years ago now. It’s always lovely to receive a card from away 😊 yours especially. This year ours will come from U.K. not away until 28/29 December, Christmas at home with my babies! ❄️⛄️🎄
What a neat idea! Christmas used to be my favorite holiday, hands down. But somewhere along the way, maybe after the children were grown, I fell out of love with that holiday–too much commercialism, too much stuff, too much self-centeredness, too much everything–and fell in love with Thanksgiving. Yes, even as a vegetarian. I love the quiet of it, the family-ness of it, the spirit of thankfulness. I think of it in terms of our family’s present and not our country’s history. It just feels all warm and cozy to me. But I do love Christmas cards!