Thursday, December 7, 2017

Christmas Cards

I love receiving greeting cards. I love sending them too, especially Christmas cards. I know many people have gone to the digital variety, and those are very nice, but I still like sending the old-fashioned version.  Although it can be time-consuming, I try to write a little personalized note on each card.

I'm late sending my cards out this year. Things have been busy around here, so I'm hoping to get them out by the end of next week.

Greeting cards are healing for the sender and for the receiver so I thought I'd join Mary Lee's #haikuforhealing today with this little poem. 




A blanket of cards
hug my dining room table
   one chosen for you


A big thank you to Lisa at Steps and Staircases for hosting today's roundup.

19 comments:

  1. I love that hug! Good luck getting them all out - I agree that giving (whether it be a card or a gift or even just time) can be healing to the giver.

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  2. What a beautiful thought and haiku, Linda! Trying to get my own cards out. Every year, I think next year, digital. But you can't hang digital cards on the cabinets!

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    1. Thanks, Laura! I have thought about digital too, but I really the feel of holding a card in my hand. It's the same way with books, I prefer print. I guess I'm old-fashioned that way.

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  3. Awwww....I love that blanket of cards and thinking of you writing a message in each one. I'm half and half on cards. I love receiving and sending them, but if the season is rushed, cards are the first thing I drop. As a result I send them about half the years. I'm on track to send them out this year, though!

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    1. Good luck getting yours out too, Kay!

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  4. I love sending and receiving cards too -- only wish I had more time. Will be working on my Christmas cards this weekend. :)

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    1. I'll be thinking about you as I work on mine, Jama!

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  5. Aw, that 'blanket of cards' waiting to warm someone else is a nice thought, Linda. I hope you join in more often!

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    1. Thanks, Linda. I would like to join in more, but time gets away from me. One of my goals is to try to post more in the new year.

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  6. I managed to get my Christmas cards off this week, but the tree is still bare. Why does Christmas always sneak up on us all so quickly. Lovely blanket of cards on your table.

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    1. Margaret, I know what you mean about the holidays sneaking up on us. The years go by faster and faster. Good luck with your tree!

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  7. Really nice image...we never manage so we go for valentines!

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  8. I gave up on Christmas cards years ago, but your haiku might push me back into the fray! I love that blanket of the cards and that wonderful hug. Enjoy your holidays!

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  9. The cards hugging your table is the perfect metaphor, Linda! Happy season's greeting to you! :)

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  10. Linda, Thank you for sharing your #haikuforhealing. Snail mail is a lost art. I love sending and receiving mail. Keep hugging the world with your words and cards!

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  11. Sweet sentiments, Linda! I love getting Christmas cards and I love haiku for healing! (I sent my cards out the other day, in between my husband having a stomach bug and my younger daughter getting it. Didn't have time to write notes, unfortunately!)

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  12. Someday I'll get back to sending Christmas cards. Someday...

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