I recall seeing advertisements on television for Hallmark cards. Their logo was, “When you care enough to send the very best.” Down on Route One Millsap we didn’t care that much, but I always looked on the back of the cards we received to see who did.
With the advent of email, Skype and social networking, staying in contact with others through Christmas cards has become less important, but I still view it as an important part of my life. My wife Helen and I enjoy making our cards and including a personalized message and photo reflecting the past year.
Christmas letters became quite popular decade or two ago. You know the kind – the ones that tell you about the great beauty and accomplishments of their children and grandchildren. To me, these rank right up there with lime green leisure suits and velvet Elvis paintings – tacky on steroids.
As part of each Christmas season, one of my favorite Christmas songs was sung by the late Jim Reeves, “It’s the Memory of an Old Christmas Card.” It is wonderful to fondly reminisce, and I hope that each of you experience the same joy and happiness.
Larry M. Jones is a retired Navy commander and aviator who raises cattle and hay in the Brock/Lazy Bend part of Parker County. Comments may be directed to email@example.com.