Day 20: My favorite Christmas Card, Ever

Even at 82, my mother spends months searching for the cutest, most unusual Christmas cards she can find. You always know when you see Posey’s handwriting on a December envelope—a happy smile is moments away.

And thus lie the roots of my commitment to the tradition, no doubt. No matter how busy I am, or how many late, late nights it requires, I hand address every one (in red or green ink~Mom again), write a note to those friends who are far away, and lovingly seal and Christmas-stamp each one.

I equally love receiving Christmas cards. Whether it’s a photo card that reminds me just how fast time is passing, or a beautiful illustration of the humble nativity, or a gorgeous graphic that makes me think I really should frame that one, I relish them all. I especially love holiday letters, now that I think of it, although I’ve never written one. Perhaps it is the storyteller in me that is fascinated to read of the goings-on in families near and far. How can it be that all our stories are so similar?

The mailbox, this weekend, was delightfully stuffed with holiday greetings. As I tore through the envelopes, this one filled my heart to overflowing.

the ultimate personalized Christmas greeting
lo, the star

A hand-painted card, on a tiny little canvas, from my friend and mentor-painter Kevin Smith.

What a glorious way to mark the coming of the Christ child.

30 Days of Joy

2 thoughts on “Day 20: My favorite Christmas Card, Ever

  1. I too love Christmas – however it seems to be a dying art form. So sad – nothing like being able to display the cards – can’t really do that with e-cards!

    1. I still get such a thrill just walking to the mailbox in December! And I love looking through the entire basket of cards—my Christmas Eve tradition.

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