Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Christmas Cards ~ An old tradition continues


Woo Hoo! It's time for another Simple Pleasures party! Let me go ahead and tell you that we will be skipping next week's event. Too much going on that week, and I plan to be away from the computer as much as possible. I hope you will, too. I can't say it enough how much I enjoy this time with all of you who gather here each week, and those who pop in and out. You make me smile and think and laugh. I'm thankful for each of your contributions. If this is your first time here, please visit the Simple Pleasures page for complete guidelines. There aren't many rules, but if your link gets deleted (which has only happened once or twice), the reason can be found in the guidelines.


Our Christmas Card, 2010

Every Christmas finds me looking forward to sending out Christmas cards to friends and family, and receiving the same. Whether it’s a boxed card, or a personalized one, the tradition of sending and receiving Christmas cards is one of my favorite simple pleasures during the holiday season.

 I bought this old Christmas postcard in a thrift shop many years ago ...

... and I wonder why it was never sent to the recipient.


What's your simple pleasure this week?


 


28 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for hosting.
    Have a happy, merry and bright Christmas.

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  2. Dayle,
    Your personalized Christmas card is beautiful. Have a beautiful Christmas holiday and a very bright and Happy New Year!


    ~Jean

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  3. Wishing you, Stan, and your entire family a Merry Christmas.

    Blessings,
    Joa

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  4. I love collecting postcards and old Christmas Cards too. So sentimental!
    Dayle, I wish you and yours much joy and happiness at this special time. May the glory of the Lord be upon you continually! Thank you for Simple Pleasures - you have enriched my days :-) joy in Christ..Trish

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  5. Oh Dayle, Christmas cards are a wonderful simple pleasure! I LOVE Christmas cards. Thanks for doing this Simple Pleasures party every single Thursday. I look forward to it so much! Susan

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  6. I just love sending Christmas cards. There are so many people that I would love to buy a little something for, but just can't because really, who can buy something for everyone? But by sending my Christmas card, with a blessing, is a gift I can give and I treasure it immensely.

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  7. Dayle, your card is just beautiful! Christmas cards are one of those traditions that warms my heart - truly a pleasure to give and receive. I hope you and yours have a lovely Christmas and I look forward to linking back up after the holiday!

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  8. Hi Dayle, You have a beautiful Blog! I just discovered you and I'm now a FOLLOWER AND I've joined your party... Thank you for hosting. I hope when you get a chance you will peek in on me AND MAYBE become a FOLLOWER of me too!
    Have a Wonderful Holiday Season,
    Hugs, Donna

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  9. Thank you Dayle for letting me share in 'Simple Pleasures'. May you and your family have a blessed Christmas.

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  10. Gorgeous cards! Unfortuantely, no one in my circle really gets into sending cards anymore, myself included. It's a tradition that I miss.

    Jane

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  11. thanks Dayle for hosting this awesome simple pleasures....I wish you and your family His absolute best for the holidays and throughout the new year..... ☺

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  12. Love your Christmas card and the verse is perfect!

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  13. I love to send out Christmas cards even more than receiving them. I even passed the tradition down to my 17 y/o daughter who looks forward to shopping for cards together each year. She's actually hand painted hers this year. It seems like we see less and less people doing this nowadays with all the technologies. A lot use email but I don't feel it's the same. I think it's so special to write out a sentiment with each one too. Some things are too good to change.

    Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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  14. Thanks for hosting. The old postcards are beautiful.

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  15. Your cards are beautiful ~~ what a lovely post
    May I wish you and your family the most Blessed CHRISTmas

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  16. What a beautiful collection, Dayle.

    Happy Holidays!

    S
    xo

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  17. Dayle,
    This is a gentle reminder that writing personal letters and cards is fast becoming a lost art. I love your blog and found you through Susan at Writing from the Heart.
    Http://lindaoconnell.blogspot.com/

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  18. I remember how much fun it was as a kid to get the daily load of cards in the mailbox and read and choose our favorite and hang them for display. I think the card is a tradition going by the wayside in our high tech age. So sad that the next generation might not have the memory!

    I'm late here and it will probably be later this evening before I get to enjoy the others. I just didn't want to miss it. I really DO love this party. It's a highlight of my week.

    I can't thank you enough for hosting.

    And, JUST IN CASE you bug out for the entire week, MERRY CHRISTMAS to a very special blog friend.

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  19. I absolutely love vintage cards and postcards. Beautiful Christmas card, Dayle!

    I'm late, but I'm here. ;)

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  20. LOVE Christmas cards! Thanks for the reminder to get my second half mailed out!

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  21. I just came from opening the mail and ALWAYS love receiving Christmas cards, especially those with photos! It truly is a simple pleasure!

    Your card is beautiful!

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  22. Great card!! Simple pleasure? Posting a wedding pic today.

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  23. I just love christmas cards and I just loved the Grand Canyon what a view. Have a Merry and Blessed Christmas!

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  24. What beautiful vintage cards! Thank you for hosting this wonderful Simple Pleasures opportunity, Dayle! Merry Christmas!

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  25. Your card is lovely. I love receiving cards from my American relatives with photos of their families on. We don't do that so much over here. Merry Christmas to you!

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  26. Sending you Christmas blessings. Not quiet a Christmas card but heart felt.

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  27. Love your Christmas card! I was going to join your linky party but arrived too late. It's all I can do to keep up with blogging these days. Like you, I'm taking a break next week and probably the next week as well. Merry Christmas to you and Stan! Have a blessed holiday season!

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  28. I bought some vintage christmas postcards a few years ago, too -- I strung ribbon through them and now hang them as "garland" above the entry between the living room and sun room. That's about as crafy/creative as I get!

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