A few days ago, I sat down at my desk
with my faithful address book
and sent out Christmas greetings
to family & friends.
It is a tradition that I have always enjoyed..
despite what my daughter thinks!
(Love ya, Karen!)
It is a running family joke that I love
to "X" off names on my list
IF I don't receive a card from ones I sent.
Well...maybe a little bit true.
Evidently at some point I got carried away
with my red "x-ing" pen!
I've kept this Christmas list book since 1988.
Throughout the pages are lots of address changes,
notes of loved ones no longer on this earth,
and some names of friends we have lost track of.
It has sort of become a history book
of family & friends.
But it is also a tradition I am seeing fade away.
I don't receive as many cards in the mail these days.
No doubt the Internet has something to do with it...
making contact through the keyboard a convenience,
plus a way to cut back on money spent.
I'll store my little old red address book away
for another year.
I just hope I can remember where I put it!
Merry Christmas to you...
if I didn't get a card in the mail to you!