We take care of the land...it takes care of us.

We're just a couple of country dwellers......

that love nature, hunting, fishing, gardening, campfires, crafting, cooking, canning, laughter and living!!

Ya just never know what I'll blog about next...

So visit us often!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Christmas Card Collecting

(Before we had computers) 
I would live to get a letter in the mailbox.
Something about a letter
 from someone you know just makes a gray day go away!
That's why I still love sending (and getting) 
Christmas cards in the mail.

Our lives are all too busy for letter writing anymore...
we prefer a quick email and reply

While emails keep us up-to-date,
 they don't keep me in-touch!

So we try to, at least once a year, 
send that special Christmas card that says, 
"Hey, we're still here and we still care about you"!

I don't mind sitting down and writing out cards at all, 
but my favorite thing is receiving them....
I've been saving Christmas cards since Sall and I got married.
What a fun collection,
 what great friends and family we have!!!

Such a variety of greetings...
all beautiful and special in their own way...

We usually get hand-made ones from Sall's two artist children....
(I still need to frame them)

It's always a hunting scene from Sall's brother....
(It's their common bond)

I love the picture of Sall's Nephew's kids 
(they are dog lover's like us)
next Christmas they'll have a human baby to photograph!
 (Congratulations, Maggie and Ben will be great siblings!)

Every year we look forward to Aunt Mickey's typed letter...
she's 90 something and still types
 her Christmas letter on a manual type-writer.
She got married this year (God bless her)
 can't wait for this year's letter!!

And then there's my sister's letter...
another entertaining one that I wait for anxiously!
It's always something cute she's done on the computer
 full of cute pictures and chuckles.

Now, if I expect to receive any cards this year
 I better get busy and start sending some out!!

Let's see now, 

do we want to go traditional and country-style?

whimsical and cute?

I guess time will tell who gets what.

Dear Friend,
Sending you warm wishes
for a Holiday Season filled with happiness.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


Linda said...

I love receiving Christmas cards, too...so many people have stopped sending them~ I especially love the handmade cards you showed! Thanks so much for stopping by and following my blog...I'm a new follower, too!

barb said...

7:38! makeup to put on, coffee to pour, find a sweater!! I'm late I'm late...ah choo! Is that a cold or maybe the flu? Stay home and read blogs all day, hmmm, why can't someone pay me to do this? b

joey said...

Thank you for visiting and so enjoyed visiting your heartfelt blog ... count me in to return. Happy Holidays :)

Diane said...

Love getting cards in the mail at Christmas time.....I make all my own...and its the 11th and I haven't done many yet.....we receive less and less each year....I wish some of the old traditions would resurface...sigh!!

Electra said...

Your blog is beautiful Lisa! I'll come by again. Thank you for following my blog and for your kind comments!

Sharon said...

Thank you for visiting my blog, I love company! You have a very nice page, and I will visit again. Have a great day!

Donna said...

Aren't the hand made cards the best? I made some last year to send, but I don't have the time to do that this year! I also love the photo cards, too! Thanks so much for stopping by, and for your nice comments! Keep warm:)