Surprised

 

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

Photo A.M.Moscoso

 

4 thoughts on “Surprised

  1. Snail mail now consists only of “bad” mail: bills, political propaganda, jury service summons and eviction letters. That’s why getting a card in the mail is so delightful to me.

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