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This is Why! part 4

Parts 1, 2, and 3 can be found here . In the last entry we talked about how to use leftovers to help stock our pantries. This week ...

Monday, November 28, 2016

Countdown to Christmas ... 11/28/2016

Today we got to enjoy our first Christmas card of the season! 

I love getting cards in the mail and getting caught up on what’s going on in friend's and family's lives. With the advance of social media fewer and fewer people send cards plus there’s the financial part of it too, but this old fashioned grannie still gets excited when the mail person delivers an actual ‘I can hold it in my hands’ Christmas card to my mail box!

That’s it ...

That’s all … 

Getting a Christmas card in the mail … 

One of the simple joys of Christmas ... at our house!

A Working Pantry
She looketh well to the ways of her household … Proverbs 31:27
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  1. I feel the same way. I got my first birthday card yesterday too (my birthday is the 12th), and it made me smile. Ok, so it was from my insurance company, but still.... lol. I make and send about 20-25 cards every Christmas. I love sending and receiving cards in the regular mail. Much more personal!

    1. Kathy, I would love to see pictures of the cards you make. Hey, cards from insurance companies count ...LOL!

    2. I would love to show you, but I don't see a way to do it ๐Ÿ™

  2. I love to get Christmas cards in the mail, too, Patsi! I have a few groups that I exchange with, so I get a few :) Speaking of which...I need to finish making mine and get them mailed out this weekend!

    1. Jenn, you make your Christmas cards too, I would love to see pictures!

  3. I love to get Christmas Cards too but it seems like fewer and fewer are coming. We still send out Christmas Cards to friends and family. I haven't started making cards yet but that is on my bucket list of things I want to try. I do however keep the cards I receive and repurpose them into gift tags for the VA Home. I cut them down to gift tag size and the Veterans use them for gift tags on the presents to their families. Paula in Kansas

    1. Paula, I repurpose the cards we receive too ... they make really cute gift tags!

  4. I also like getting cards. I'm not a fan of e-cards but i totally understand them. Who wants to send a 5.00 card knowing it will be thrown away? One year, we didn't send cards. It made me realize that i liked receiving them. So, to receive one, i'd better send one.

    1. momsav, I get it too, but I still like to receive them ... and I don't pay $5/card ... nope, no way!


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