I love Christmas, but you might not know it from my preparations or lack of same this year. Time was when I would not only print my own cards and but my own customized envelopes to go with them. I’ve had people — okay one person — once tell me that she actually saved the envelope.
Then I began to slip and started sending out commercial cards, which wasn’t too bad since I began writing Christmas letter around the same time. Last year, however, I didn’t manage to compose a letter; this year, sadly, I didn’t even manage to send out cards. After awhile, I succumbed and made an email card, and it worked out fairly well, since I was able to send it to all but one of the persons who sent me a card. However, email is not exactly the time-honored route to take.
But it’s not a lack of Christmas spirit: not really, for how can it be when my granddaughter practices her printing by listing items from the Sears Wishbook on this piece of paper and then that piece of paper? Or when my daughter asks us to help her decorate her fine Christmas tree? Or when my wife adds her special decorative touches all around the house?
So, here’s a card to those of you who drop by this lil ole blog from time to time. When you look at it, keep in mind that we are facing the dismal prospect of a Green Christmas, which, frankly my dear, sucks if you are Canadian, which I am. This is not the card that I sent to traditional recipients via email this year, but it is a card especially for my Internet friends, from such places as Finland, The Netherlands, Texas and Florida etc etc etc.
Edit: I think my wish has been granted, for I awoke to a nice layer of snow this morning (Friday), and the temperature forecast suggests that not only will it stay but that we will get more on Christmas Day.