Christmas makes me think about the past and traditions. My grandmother and her sisters sent each other handkerchiefs . One year I got a handkerchief holder. As a teenager I was not impressed. Many years later I remembered it and said something to my mother. She had saved it and now it is one of my prize possessions.
My mother used to display all the Christmas cards on
strings mounted wall to wall. The next year mom would cut up the cards for Christmas present tags. That is a tradition that is disappearing
not only because of the cost of postage, but because of the internet be
it email, facebook, twitter etc. I am sure I saved a couple in a box somewhere. I
must look for them as winter is upon us.