Cards from bygone years for recycling
The arrival of our first two Christmas cards prompted Ian and I to organise our list to ensure that no one was missed. Our method is so high tech, A4 writing pad, names recorded by going through cards from previous years, hidden in the depths of the landing cupboard we found three different years’ offerings.
There was laughter and smiles from some cleverly designed cards, sadness and memories when the sender is on another shore, memory searching when we didn't recognise a name and a form of bullshit bingo concerning the spelling of my Christian name. No excuses now, just check the credits on the last Bond film please.
Slightly more difficult are negotiations about where we prune and edit the list, it needs sensitivity, links can be tenuous so each is taken on its merits.
Need to start writing, no round robins, we have no objections to them and understand for busy folk with careers, families, large mailing lists and interesting lives they are great and enjoyable. We no longer fit these criteria, so sometimes add a personal update. Perhaps they should be referred to my blog, but not all our world is here anymore.