Thursday, December 20, 2012

Christmas Greetings


By Susan Knight

 

While recuperating from this blasted flu, I was able to lift my head up for awhile to sit at my table and ready my Christmas cards. Thank goodness I ordered them weeks prior.

In years past, these greeting cards were my gifts to friends, neighbors and family. I handmade them, or created a design and had it printed. I am told they were turned into tree ornaments by my wonderful recipients.

Since I’ve been working full-time for the last few years, I haven’t sent Christmas cards. I emailed a Christmas newsletter instead.

Two years ago, when I fled to Utah and lived with my generous best friend and her husband for six months, I was so beyond delighted to receive Christmas cards from my friends and family back home. I missed everyone tremendously. Knowing they were thinking of me with each stroke of the pen to address that envelope and add a signature made me feel so special, so loved.

This year, as I did the same, I strolled down memory lane remembering each and every person to whom I sent a card. With each name on my list, I paused and pondered about the many kindnesses shown me, gracious friendships and loving compassion.

I never have and never will look upon Christmas cards as a stressful use of my precious time. With carols playing in the background, and colorful pens to doodle addresses, my joy was full. It lifted my spirits.
 
I wish I had made more Christmas cards for there are oh, so many more people to remember and thank. Next year I will.

Dear readers, be grateful for family and friends. “Make merry” with them this Christmas season. Keep a smile on your face and a carol in your heart. Let love waft and flow like a simmering pot of cinnamon potpourri.

Remember to thank our Heavenly Father for all He has bestowed upon you, for His tender mercies are endless. I love my Savior, Jesus Christ, and am humbled by His huge sacrifice on my behalf. I can never repay Him. His life was a gift.

Merry Christmas and much love to all who might read this little thought.
 
 

7 comments:

  1. send a free Christmas Greeting to your friends, it's all free for you just open it and send it to your friends.

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  2. Those are good thoughts! I love getting cards as well. I hope my friends will understand since I'm sending out New Year's cards this year (want a family picture but the kids don't get home til this weekend) Merry Christmas Susan!

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    1. Deb, I was like you and sent out New Years cards once my kids left home and I only saw them on Christmas. One time I was so late I sent out Valentine cards. That's a holiday, right?

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  3. LOVE this, Susan. Love the pic. I haven't sent Christmas cards since we moved back from Florida. Need to start again.

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  4. Merry Christmas, Susan! Lovely post...thanks! hugs~

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