Saturday, December 3, 2011

Christmas Cards

I still enjoy sending and receiving Christmas cards...
they're like little gifts that make the season so much brighter.
I especially love the ones with family pictures and letters.
Oh the Joy!

                                                                         Source: via Geneva on Pinterest

I tend to hold on to the ones I've received from year to year...

                                                                   Source: via Geneva on Pinterest

Some have greetings from family and friends 
who are in heaven now, and it's wonderful seeing their 
handwritten messages from Christmastimes past.
                                                                       Source: via Geneva on Pinterest

Sometimes I think about cutting them up
 and using them for a craft project, 
but that hasn't happened so far.
                                                                              Source: via Geneva on Pinterest

My Mother and Grandmother would 
string their cards across the living room wall 
making a wonderful holiday display.
Source: via Cathy on Pinterest
After we read our cards, we usually place them in a basket 
with little snippets of each card showing off it's color.
                                                                            Source: via Geneva on Pinterest

I'm sure one of my Aunts used to make 
something similar to this with her old cards.  
It's actually very whimsical isn't it!

I'm hoping to get my cards in the mail soon, along with a short newsletter sharing some of our favorite pictures and happenings during this past year.

Cheerful * Merry * Joyful

Christmas Wishes from our House to Yours!
                                                                     Source: via Geneva on Pinterest

"The Lord bless you and keep you; 
The Lord make His face shine upon you; 
And be gracious to you; 
The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, 
And give you peace."
  Numbers 6:24-26 (NKJV)

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  1. Glad to see I'm not the only one that saves cards!.Love the vintage ones. If you get a chance stop by and see my card related post. Laura Cottage and Broome

  2. I still enjoy sending and receiving Christmas cards (or any card, birthday, etc.) I know it is not very 'green' but at least once a year, it is nice. xo

  3. I just finished writing and addressing my cards last night to get them in the mail. I LOVE receiving cards and Christmas letters in the's the perfect time to catch up with friends and family.

    We have always hang them around doorways and it looks quite festive. I love the picture of the banner!

    Hope you are having a lovely weekend, Geneva!


  4. i agree, I love getting christmas cards...have not gotten one yet this year? My grandmother always had hers in a basket and I use to love to grab it and read them, even if I did not know the person.

  5. Beautiful cards and I love the new banner!

  6. Checking the mailbox each day for Christmas cards is one of the joys of the season!

  7. We always love the daily trip to the mail for our cards and then stringing them above the mantle, so sad that this tradition is fading, great to see you keeping it alive!!!!

  8. So few send cards anymore. That seems a shame. I always love the ones that I receive. God Bless you and all your family this Christmas season. Hugs, Marty

  9. I still send traditional post cards to family and close friends.. much nicer than the quick e-greeting or text..actually today I am posting a few already.. is it Christmas yet?! :)

  10. I love getting Christmas cards, it seems to be the only time we ever get cards in the mail anymore. I also save my cards, love revisiting them. Like your new holiday banner, so wish I could change out, but Wordpress works differently. I'd have to go thru my designer to change. When we were younger my Aunt Anna made the crochet card holder. Thank for sharing Number 6-24-26, I hadn't seen before and very much like. PS, if you send me you address I'd love to send you a Christmas card, found some old ones at thrift store. Thanks for sharing over at Sunday's Best.


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