Christmas cards - past and present
Tuesday, December 04, 2012
ACCM - December 4:
Did your family send cards? Did your family display the ones they received? Do you still send Christmas cards? Do you have any cards from your ancestors?
1. My family always sent cards. My mama always bought an extra box for sending to someone new who sent to us. I would send my own to my classmates and pen pals starting when I was about 12. I met new friends at Girl Scout camp, church camp, and summer band.
2. Yes, my mother always displayed the cards we received across the cornices in the kitchen and living room. We also had an arch between those two rooms and she would also tape them there.
3. I send very few cards since my mama and most of my aunts and uncles have passed away. I don't seem to have the heart to do so anymore. My mama had her major stroke just before Christmas and I answered every card she got explaining what had happened and giving them her new address at the nursing home. That seemed to do it for me.
4. I don't have cards from my ancestors. I do have a postcard album that belonged to my great-grandmother and it contains cards from nearly every holiday including Christmas. The cards are all dated between 1902 and 1921. My mother knew how much I loved the book as a child and she bought it from her mother's estate for me in the early 70's. The album had belonged to my grandmother's mother. That makes me the fourth generation to have the album.
This challenge is great for me. I am enjoying bringing all of the memories to my mind. I have always felt blessed by my family and by doing this particular challenge, I am getting down a lot of the reasons why I feel as I do.
Everyone enjoy the rest of the week.
Peace Love Joy to all.