24 December, 2015

Timeless Greetings

"Greeting cards have all been sent 
The Christmas rush is through ..."

These lyrics from the Carpenters' "Merry Christmas, Darling" played in my head as I finished addressing and putting stamps on a stack of Christmas cards this year. I wonder what tunes played through my own mother's head as she performed the same ritual sixty two years ago. I wonder, too, what she was thinking when this photograph for their Christmas card (with a three-month-old me on her lap) was taken. Most likely she was longing for a full nights' sleep but wishing good health, peace and the joy that is Christmas to remain in the hearts and minds of her friends and family well into the New Year. I wish you that very same thing today.

In memory of my dear friend, Helen, let me pass along this idea from a former blog post for recycling the Christmas cards you've received from friends and family far and near; we continue this practice every morning. I hope that she knew what a blessed prayer legacy she was creating. Thank you, Helen!

Merry Christmas!
Life is Good!


quiltkeemosabe said...

What a wonderful picture. Do you take after your dad??? Merry Christmas!!!!

45th Parallel Quilter said...

Great picture ... memories like that are so wonderful. Wishes for a blessed, joyful and peaceful Christmas to you and all your family. God bless and "Happy Birthday Jesus!"


jude's page said...

Sending you Christmas greetings from a very hot South Australia. Hope you have a great day of family celebrations.

Quiltdivajulie said...

How marvelous to have that card ... Merry, merry Christmas to you and your family!

Marie said...

Wonderful memories to have. I spent Christmas reflecting on my sweet memories with Ray and our family. Sending special wishes for a most Happy New Year to you and yours. Hugs, Marie