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How come no one has sent me a Christmas card?

“How come no one has sent me a Christmas card?”

no christmas card

This is how I was greeted this morning by Nana.

“I guess everyone calls and text now. No one has time to actually write a Christmas card and send it in the mail.”

This took me back. Everyone she was in contact with either moved from the area or had moved on.

So, during the day, I did what any dutiful granddaughter would do. I found a blank holiday card I had from years ago that I never used, filled it out, addressed it and put it in the mail.

Is there someone you know that has the holiday blues because it just doesn’t seem like the holidays? Send them a greeting card. It just might make their day, no, their season.

photo credit: Nova Scotia Archives Victorian Christmas Card via photopin (license)

Top 5 Things not to discuss at the Thanksgiving Dinner

Tweet So much for a typical Thanksgiving Dinner. I initially decided not to post or blog anything today. However, during dinner something happen. It may be too late for me, but for the rest of you, it’s not too late. Here are some things you should avoid discussing at the dinner table at Thanksgiving. 1.… Continue Reading

James Bond – ‘Skyfall’ theme song, sung by Adele is released

Tweet Whenever a James Bond theme song is released for the next upcoming movie, it’s considered a holiday in this family. My Mom was a big fan of James Bond, and even more so the soundtracks. BTW, Best Of James Bond 50th Anniversary (aff link) is a great primer for anyone who doesn’t know about… Continue Reading

A Gift From My Aunt

Tweet Yesterday, I finally went to see an aunt I didn’t see since last year. My day started out like any other Saturday, missing my mom, taking score of the week that’s gone by and making to-do list for the next. After pulling myself together, I step out and arrive at my aunt’s. After hugs… Continue Reading