One of the few things that I like about this time of year is both receiving and sending Christmas cards.
It’s nice to pick up various size and colour envelopes off the doormat which are hand written and have proper stamps. Before opening them I always try to guess who they’re from but one addressed to Flighty postmarked North & West Yorkshire had me stumped. It was from Shedsue, a gardening forum friend, with a thoughtful message.
Many cards are now charity ones, with several I received supporting Cancer Research UK, Macmillan Cancer Support, Oxfam and the RNLI.
Jim, a long time friend and aviation enthusiast, gave me a card with this picture supporting the RAF Charitable Trust .
I like this rather different card which supports the work of St.Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square, London.
Don’t forget that for a while after Christmas various shops will take your old cards, and there are charities that accept used postage stamps.
With the cost of postage and changing trends I guess that e-cards will get ever more common, with Greenfingers being one charity who offered them this year. I have to say that I still prefer traditional cards such as one I got showing a lovely robin.
Have a good weekend!