December 4 - Christmas Cards Did your family send cards? Did your family display the ones they received? Do you still send Christmas cards? Do you have any cards from your ancestors?
With a large family and lots of friends, we always made a production out of getting our Christmas cards out every year. Mom kept the mailing list and addressed the envelopes, Dad picked the right cards and wrote notes inside, and the kids jobs were to put on the stamps and maybe add some decorative stickers. For a time we used the cards that were sent to us as more house decorations. We taped them on doors in the form of trees or wreaths. Later we got a big basket to put the cards in and it sat on the living room coffee table so anyone could see and read our Christmas cards.
When our kids were little we adopted a similar Christmas card production line. It was fun. The kids often gave hand-made cards to their grandparents and their aunts/uncles. Sometime the card inspiration came from school, but other times it was draw your own. I’m sure you can see them hanging on their grandparent’s refrigerators now.
That's interesting because I have no memory of making and sending Christmas cards to the extended family. But I'm sure it might have happened.