- Holidays and Celebrations
Doing This Year's Christmas Cards:
What to do this year:
Let's put our heads together and solve the 2016 Christmas Card decisions.
47-cents! That's right! But then it's Christmas Cards we're talking about!
"Aha!" you say, "Then it's not just 46-cents! Not if we're going to send a card, too!"
Well, you are right again. Let's see: that's 46-cents for the stamp, plus 75-cents for a nice card (if you can find one for that amount) and then there are the snapshots to include for the folks, the dollar bills for the kids, and don't forget the hours and hours of increasingly writer's-cramped repetition of the same "current update of our doings" dribble....and the addressing.
Why not something different this year? That's right. Why not something truly different?
What? Well we could have the local high school band and cheerleaders go over to their house and sing "Adeste Fiddles" or something....for a small donation to the Band Boosters!
No? Well how about a Mailgram(R) something under 20 words? Not too, too expensive at the "Night Rate".
No? Well then what else can we come up with?
Why not hand-drawn cards by the kids, a Christmas poem from Mom or Dad, and "Love and Kisses" at the bottom?
For the one person family: why not take a piece of soap and carve out a wreath or a Christmas tree and use that to stamp a picture of it on a regular postcard from the Post Office? That's only 34-cents apiece with the postage already on the postcard, no licking or sticking required. (You had best practice imprinting your carving on something other than the first postage-paid card, until you have your technique down pat.)
"And for the rich and well-to-do?"
They had better send :"Love and kisses...." too!
© 2012. 2016 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.
Christmas spirit throughout the year?
- The Christmas Spirit Is Always Here
If wishing makes it so, then the Christmas spirit can linger longer, even all year long.
A Poem to go with Your Christmas Card:
- Season's Greetings! (A Poem Enclosure to Accompany Your Christmas Letter)
A little poem you are welcome to enclose with your Christmas Card this year.
Xmas can bloom all year long....
- Those Christmas Poinsettias Aren't Just For Xmas
That "seasonal flower" the poinsettia, is actually an "all seasons" flower, and it only takes a little water, and some good sunlight. Is yours still alive and well?