No, I don't have all my baking done. I am not just sitting around in the living room enjoying the Christmas lights. (Those would be even more epic Christmas miracles.)
But I did manage to write a Christmas "note" rather than a Christmas "letter" this year and include it with our 2017 photo card. My family didn't think I could do it.
Jill gave me a pep talk.
"Just think about how much easier it will be. You won't have to print off letters. You won't have to fold them. You'll be done so much faster."
I've been involved in Christmas photo cards for most of my life. It's a family tradition. I starred in my very first one in 1957, as a 6-month-old baby.
Randy and I sent our first photo card in 1981, the year we were married.
|Christmas Card Photo - Jill - 1985|
|Christmas Card Photo - 1986|
|Christmas Card Photo - 1988|
Oh yeah. The Mount Rushmore photo on the back of the card was taken by a stranger there. I took her photo, too. Who knows? Maybe that photo ended up on a Christmas card somewhere, too!
I know that Christmas card letters have their share of detractors. But, I love getting cards and letters from people at this time of year. Even in this electronic communication age, I send quite a few Christmas cards. It's been a way for me to keep in touch of childhood friends and college buddies, along with sending greetings to family members across the U.S. and seasoning's greetings to neighbors.
So Facebook friends and Kim's County Line followers: Merry Christmas from our family to yours!