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Friday, December 1, 2023

Blogmas 2023: 12/1

 Today's Blogmas post has me sharing our first Christmas card of the season!   Don't you just love receiving these little bits of holiday cheer in the mailbox!  I do!

This card came from a long-time reader ... it made me smile when I realized who it was from!

Holiday cheer is comprised of lots of little things ... like getting a Christmas card in the mail!

I know I keep saying this, but Christmas joy doesn't have to cost a lot of money!

 Why I do Blogmas:  

It's no secret that I love everything about Christmas!  From the day after Thanksgiving till the last box of Christmas decor is packed away and put back in storage for the next year, I love every bit of it!   My husband and I are senior citizens who generally spend the holiday season alone.  While we do have lots of very good friends and our church family nearby, all of our children live far, far away and have children of their own to make holiday memories with within their own homes.  They are very thoughtful to include us in as much as possible via technology and we are so grateful to them for going beyond the extra mile to include us.  

I started doing Blogmas because I had a choice, either lose myself in sorrow over what I could not change or embrace the love I have for the season and share it with others.   I chose to share my joy in the journey not only with my children and grandchildren long-distance, but with others who love the season as I do and who just might find themselves spending the holidays alone as well. I hope in some small way you get a glimpse of holiday joy through these Blogmas posts and that it spills over into your life this holiday season!

Meet you back here tomorrow!

mrs. patsi @ A Working Pantry

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  1. I love getting Christmas cards but not too many send them anymore. They prefer to send emails or text messages or whatever. I miss the cards that had funny pics and sloppy sentimental pics. I send Christmas cards because to me it is a wonderful part of the season.

    1. Ellen, I feel similarly about Christmas cards, but like you said not too many send them anymore. For some it's financial, for others it's easier because of time constraints and then for some, they just prefer the technology method. At any rate, it's good to reach out to others and it's even better that we have choices for the way to do it.

  2. I love sending and receiving Christmas cards. Each envelope holds a surprise and it is such fun to open them and find out who is thinking of you.

    1. Tracy, it like 'Christmas' with every card that gets opened!