Have you been getting a lot of mail this month?
Not just bills and fliers but Christmas cards.
Do you get your mail in a rural mailbox or a group box or perhaps one on your house?
I think letters in the mail are a dying thing.
We have received a number of Christmas greetings in our mailbox this month and we even received an email newsletter from a couple in their upper 80's. (they are really 'with it') However, I have noticed that the Christmas cards are down in number this year.
In my visiting with everyone here in blog land I have been wishing them Christmas greetings and have also received them ~ via email and comments on my posts.
In Canada our Canada Post is slowly phasing out home mail delivery over the next 2 years. Yep. No more mail delivered to your door! There are already "group boxes" in many neighbourhoods and that will be the way of the future to save money. Oh, and postage is going up in January to $1.00 a letter in Canada!! I guess it's because most of us use email these days. Someone told me that rural delivery will continue for the most part even though there are group boxes in some areas due to safety issues in delivering the mail.
When I was about 9 or 10 my sister and I had our own Christmas holiday mail bags.
We would hang them on our bedroom door and put any Christmas cards we received in them.
I saved mine all these years. I even wrote my name and address on the back just in case it went missing. ;) (or my sister claimed it!) (A little sibling rivalry.)
And guess what I still have?
Some of my Christmas cards I received as a young girl.
Cards from Susan, Debbie, Brenda, Paul and Bruce,…. among others…..
Cards from Grammie and Aunt Beth and Uncle Walter, Nancy, The Redmores, Helen…..
I love the graphics on these cards from the late 50's and early 60's don't you?
I also have two 'dime' cards that I received as a little baby.
There is one dime missing in the one on the right but the others are all intact ~ $1.40 in all.
Here are the envelopes with sweet stickers added to them. These are at least 60 years old.
Treasured keepsakes from the past.
Do you have any old sentimental Christmas cards saved from the past?
Well, it's snowed almost every day this week. We had two partly sunny days that changed to snow. There's more snow, ice pellets and freezing rain coming for the weekend. A nice mess.
Happy first day of winter on Saturday!!
Enjoy your weekend and all the holiday festivities and stay safe.