Finally, yesterday it showed up. Yesterday, midway through the month of December, less than two weeks before Christmas, it showed its face in the dark recesses of my mailbox. Yes, it is the long awaited, much anticipated, highly sought after, FIRST Christmas Card of the Season!
Not just the first one from a friend, but the first one period. There hasn’t been one from the insurance agent, the auto shop, my alma mater, or even any of my students. Imagine the joy I felt reaching into the mailbox and finding this card from a dear college friend. The envelope was beautifully decorated and hand addressed, and the sparkles lit up my evening. I was especially delighted to hear from this friend, as I know she’s had some trying times recently.
Without further ado, here is the lovely card she sent, so that it may spread holiday cheer to you as well.