Over the Christmas holidays I asked my friends for their real addresses so that I could send them Christmas cards.
I was surprised by how many people told me that they were excited about getting mail, actual real mail that you can touch, delivered by the Post Office at Christmas time.
I thought that reaction was fun and interesting to experience because ‘sending out cards’ had slolwy turned into one more thing we felt like we ‘had to do’ during the holidays and then e-cards came along and that was that
This somewhat unfashionable ritual made feel a bit nostalgic for the ‘old days’ and once I sent my cards out I put it out of my mind until my friend who lives in Australia sent me a card and some Lifesavers in flavors that we don’t have here in the States and what can I say?
This dark little thundercloud was tickled pink and that made an overlooked, formally time honored tradition fun again.
Photo A.M Moscoso