Monday, 2 December 2013

Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories - Day 2 - Christmas Cards

This series of blog posts has been inspired by Geneabloggers Advent Calendar to share memories for others in the future.

Some Charity Christmas cards to send out this year
I do like to write cards or emails to say Happy Christmas to people who I do not see as often as I might like to. We try to buy charity Christmas cards, so that we are also supporting the good work of a charity as well.

We also like to make something creative to put in our Christmas cards to tell our friends and extended family about what has happened during the year past and what we're looking forward to in the year ahead. 

In the past we've made a video, letter, sent a photo collage and this year we've got another trick up our sleeves, but as its not finished I cannot tell you what it is yet. 

A fantastic homemade card by my sister-in-law

As children, we would set aside a cold, wet, miserable Saturday or Sunday afternoon to sit down together as a family and write our Christmas cards. We would sit listening to Christmas music with all the cards on the living room floor. We would start by writing a list and then chose the right cards for the right people, write them and eventually post them as it got nearer Christmas. 

We hung the cards up on pieces of string, strung across the living room wall, adding a row at a time as required. We would also hang them from picture frames and stand them on any free surface we had available. 

Writing this has reminded me I still need to get on with 2013's Christmas cards :) I think I've already missed the deadline for posting cards overseas, but its the thought that counts.

1 comment:

  1. We used to string up Christmas cards also. When sending cards we would sit around the table, pass the cards and each of us would sign our name.