Greetings and Holykisses,
Like most of you, I've been writing a few Christmas cards, .... and even made a few home made ones. As I wrote in them; I started wondering about the tradition of card-giving. Not only at Christmas, but for other celebrations as well.
At our house; on our birthday; we always make eachother a handmade card. It's probably one of my very favorite things about my birthday. For many years now, Myguy and our boys each take a piece of usually typing paper and make a card. Very rarely, do they ever use anything other than a pen or pencil, but their words of love... melt my heart.
When the boys were small, Hallmark had a lot more commercials on television than they do now. They were wonderful; ...would make me cry, and you knew if you received a Hallmark card it was because "someone cared enough to send you their very best!!" But we "made" our cards... remember? So Tony started drawing a Hallmark emblem on the back of his cards. Only he;... over the years; started calling them "Have a heart" cards.
I think I've kept them all.
Maybe you are a card saver as well?
This week, I started looking through my cedar chest and found stacks of them that I've kept.
I've found myself thinking of them so much, and I learned first hand how special cards are to me after my Angel Mother went to heaven. Seeing hers, with an "I Love You" written in her own handwriting, is like getting one more hug and kiss.
On the back of this one, Tony was pretty young and I guess his translation got a little jumbled between Hallmark and Walmart. :) On the inside however, ... his words of love are clear; especially to this Mother's heart.
Today, as I sit and write out cards; I keep thinking of that slogan "When you care enough to send your very best."
Maybe "having a heart" is really caring enough to send our very best afterall.