Just some thoughts:
A CHRISTMAS TRADITION
A Christmas tradition that is fading is the practice of sending Christmas cards.
(Said to be one of the first Christmas cards.)
Curiosity (as it often does) got the best of me as I wondered about the tradition of Christmas cards. Supposedly the tradition is not as old as I thought it might be. It is said to be a bit less than a 200 year old tradition. First started in Great Britain with the practice of a written long letter sent with wishes. With Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol” greater interest was given to this practice and the first Christmas card was designed off of his writings.
“An Old Christmas Card”
There’s an old Christmas card in an old dusty trunk
And it brings back sweet mem’ries to me
“Tho it’s faded and worn, it’s as precious as the morn
When I found it ‘neath our first Christmas tree.
You know I don’t know why/ I get to feeling sentimental
About this time, every year/ But ever time I see a Christmas card,
I somehow can’t help reminiscing/
about the very first Christmas
That you and I spent together
What a beautiful Christmas card you gave me that year.
Why, I know you must have looked through
thousands of cards to find
That wonderful poem that still brings a tear to my eyes.
I thrill with every word, every time
Guess I’m always sentimental ’round this time
Pardon me if a tear falls among my Christmas cheer
It’s the mem’ry of an old Christmas card…
This time of year has a way of doing that…bring a tear to ones eyes doesn’t it……
December 14, 2019