Got Thoughts?

Thanks to Keeping in Touch (Part I) I received several letters these past few weeks, each one deliciously written by hand.  Highlights include a card with teacups and coffee mugs on it’s cover, bought along with an assortment at an estate sale.  The letter inside was thick and juicy, it’s author having been a writer of newspaper articles at one time.  Then there was the sparkly fairy card with a photo and new (and exciting) business card enclosed – how fun is that?  Then, the card-as-art; sweet black and white satin-like dress flowing in the wind, handmade with such detail that everyone who saw it wanted to know if cardmaking was what the giver did for a living.  And the fuzzy fall flower card.  I even received a post-it note attached to a pair of dual purpose pink slippers (they polish the hardwood floors – I am not kidding).  I have not worn them, because they are considered my first Christmas present and are going under the Christmas tree…You are getting the idea, I am sure…each piece of mail gave me pause for thought and sentiment.  Delightful, really. 
This year, I am writing out Christmas cards.  In time for Christmas.  I did this religiously when I was younger.   The older generation still makes this a priority and I am determined to keep the tradition alive.  Are you writing out Christmas cards?  And yes, sending picture postcards of your kids totally counts in my book.  A picture; a thousand words.  I love pictures of other peoples kids!  Or their new home, or their animals.  LOVE THEM.  I save them and savour them years later. Let that be some consolation to those of you who I have let down over the years in the “keeping in touch” department. 
Thank you to everyone who has kept in touch by commenting on our blog.  Tomorrow is the last date to enter your comment(s) into our First Annual Christmastime Contest drawing.  I will announce the lucky winner before bedtime tomorrow night…
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