I love receiving Christmas cards. Unfortunately it's a tradition that's about to be forgotten. In these modern times when we can just send a text message or an email instead, that's often what we do. It just isn't quite the same, though, is it?
There's something really special and much more personal about a traditional, handwritten Christmas card. The sender took the time to find just the right card and then sit down and think about what he or she wanted to write especially for you. That's a nice thought...
Admitted: I'm not really good about it myself – but this year, I've decided I'm going to do it. SO – I've now bought a stack of Jane's handmade Christmas cards for the purpose. I'll write them all this November and get them in the mail.
The tradition of sending Christmas greetings in the form of a Christmas card goes back to 1843 – around the same time that the first Christmas seal was released. The first Christmas cards to be mailed were made in England, and the idea was well-received because just the next year, 25,000 Christmas cards were mailed, each with a personal Christmas greeting. /Vivian