What’s A Christmas Card?

In this, the electronic age, we often just email greetings, in lieu of written communications, to family, friends, and acquaintances. It may be someone's birthday, a wedding or new house announcement.

But these electronic messages never completely replace cards, especially during holiday times – think ‘Hallmark Moments'.

Here is a little information on Christmas cards for your perusal – Enjoy!

 

The real meaning of the Christmas card

Giving and receiving Christmas cards is a tradition that is still followed today. Sending cards is just as much a part of Christmas as buying gifts and cooking the turkey. The only differences today are the way cards sent and received.

Technology has made a significant impact on the delivery of all mail, especially cards and letters. Now instead of spending money on postage and each individual card, you can send cards by email and have them delivered instantly to anywhere in the world.

The first Christmas cards were delivered in London, England in 1843. These first cards stayed away from winter and religious themes. Instead, they depicted fanciful figures and images. It was not until 1875 that the first Christmas card appeared in the United States.

As Christmas cards became more popular, many business and organizations saw a way to profit from them. Charitable organizations would create their own specially themed cards and sell them, raising money at the same time. During the time of the World Wars, cards were produced with patriotic themes. In the 1950s humor and cartoon figures became popular. Even the British Royal Family and the U.S. President deliver their own Christmas cards each year.

All households had a Christmas card list, mailing to many family members and close friends. These cards often became letters, relating the news of the year to each other. At one time it was essential to be on someones Christmas card list. If you found yourself taken off the list, this meant that you were no longer in the good books of the mailer.

With the advent of computers mailing Christmas cards via the postal service has declined. Even so, there are almost 2 billion cards sent each Christmas. It is one Christmas tradition which won't go away too quickly.

Seasons Greetings

 

It’s Santa Time!

Despite being homebound, I really enjoy this time of year. I do
miss going out and watching the hustle and bustle of all the crowds
looking for, and finding, just the perfect gifts.

Yes, I watch the Hallmark movies that come at this happy time!

I'm not sure about you, but I believe in the guy in the Red Suit!
And, yes, I believe we should carry the Christmas Spirit all year
long!

You can follow Santa on his rounds Christmas Eve:

https://www.noradsanta.org/

I wish you and yours everything the holiday season has to offer!
May all your dreams come true!

 

The Holiday Season Is Upon Us!

Joy To All

Joy To All

A joyous time is had by all. Or maybe not…

A time was when this was one of my favorite times of the year. I enjoyed finding just the right gift for all. I enjoyed, even more, heading to the mall. not so much to buy but more so to just enjoy the hustle and bustle of this special season. I am a people watcher by avocation or at least I seem to be.

This year has not been as enjoyable as in the past. Dealing with a stroke and all its attendant problems has sort of tapped me out (physically, emotionally, monetarily, loss of my freedom, etc.)

Emotionally, as I see the struggles of others more in need than myself a certain sense of shame comes over me, tho it's hard not to let those feelings creep in.

I Wish You And Yours The Best The Season Has
To Offer as well as Peace To The World!

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It’s Leo – On Love?

A short, quick note on ‘LOVE' from Leo!

I was recently ‘re-introduced' to someone that has a great deal to say on the subject of Love.

Leo is no longer with us,having gone on to his much-deserved reward in 1998 but having left everyone a great deal of love.

If you have never heard Leo speak on this subject You should take some time and view his talks on YouTube. He is often known as ‘Dr. Love' and he is Most Passionate on the topic.

The majority of us lead quiet, unheralded lives as we pass through this world. There will most likely be no ticker-tape parades for us, no monuments created in our honor. But that does not lessen our possible impact, for there are scores of people waiting for someone just like us to come along; people who will appreciate our compassion, our unique talents. Someone who will live a happier life merely because we took the time to share what we had to give. Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have a potential to turn a life around. It’s overwhelming to consider the continuous opportunities there are to make our love felt.Leo Buscaglia