Christmas Cards

I thought about not sending Christmas cards this year, for the first time ever. What could I say about the past 12 months of my life that wouldn’t be horribly depressing or insincerely cheerful?

But the thing is, I love to get Christmas cards. I love to read them, I love to string them up together and hang them where I can see the happy faces of people I know and love from so many different eras of my life. It brings me joy–yes, even this year–to know that someone thought enough of me to put a card in the mail. And it brings me joy to send cards too, and to take a few minutes to think about the recipient and what they mean to me.


We’re not doing everything we usually do at Christmas. I just can’t.

But this I am glad to do.

About rbpepper

Rebecca is an artist, writer, and photographer with degrees in Theater and Social Work, and is currently a Stay at Home Mom to her three kids. Some part of her house is always a mess, she lets her kids paint on the table and design their own costumes, and she makes excellent allergen-free cookies. She lives with her equally creative husband and children in a part of Virginia known for being "pretty close to Dulles Airport", and dreams of moving to an old farmhouse in New England.
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