We DO send holiday cards despite the annual increase in postage rates, and the popularity of email and online greetings. There’s something about writing a personal greeting to a distant (or near) friend that electronic communications simply cannot replace – at least for Grenville and myself.
Some folks buy cards and add their name at the bottom of the pre-printed message or worse yet send cards pre-printed with a photo and/or greeting AND their names – also pre-printed and nothing added.
NOT US – we prefer personal greetings that include an original photo taken sometime during the year. Also, the card stock doesn’t have an imprinted greeting which means – heavens – we handwrite each greeting. This year’s cards contained one of the following images, all taken in January 2010 when a series of small snowstorms hit the VA eastern shore. (Any amount of snow is a really big deal here.)
This male cardinal was perched on a crepe myrtle branch and photographed from our kitchen window (great viewing place).
This scene was taken from our front porch.
Here’s where it was shot from – the Frog & Penguinn
The image below is our personal favorite.
Interested in a snail mail card exchange next year?