19 Dec 2016

The joy of receiving greetings cards and the Christmas card swap


One of the joys of blogging is the friendships that develop with other bloggers around the world. This year I joined the Christmas Card Swap organised by Amy at Love Made My Home blog and received a card from Chel at Sweetbriar Dreams.  Chel is a great photographer and shares many wonderful photos on her blog and the card she sent is a lovely snowy scene with iconic buildings in London in the background.  Receiving greetings cards from near and far is one of the pleasures of the season and as well as displaying some on the mantelshelf and on cabinet shelves many are tucked into a special folder fixed to a wall.  Thank you dear blog friends who have sent cards as well as gifts through the post and thank you Amy for organising the card swap. The link is here.





29 comments:

  1. What a lovely card. I must admit that I've cut down a lot with cards over the last few years, the cost of postage is so high these days that I stopped sending to people who I rarely see and I now make a donation to charity instead. I still send cards to good friends and elderly relatives though, those who really appreciate getting a Christmas greeting through the post.

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    1. I too send cards to relatives and close friends who live abroad or in other areas of the UK. I enjoy writing letters and notes so exchanging greetings on special occasions
      gives me pleasure.

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  2. A lovely card, it is such a joy to get cards through the post. Sadly the rising sot of posting them means a lot of people don't post anymore. Love how you have displayed them.

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    1. The display board is useful. I brought it back from our home in Italy last month along with some Christmas decorations and I'm pleased that I did as it's a neat way to display cards and see each one at the same time.

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  3. That is a lovely card. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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    1. Thank you Ellen. Merry Christmas to you too!

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  4. It really is a beautiful card period Merry Christmas

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    1. It is. Merry Christmas! (I hope to blog again before Christmas Day).

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  5. I love Christmas cards too and can't understand why anyone wouldn't. It's such a lovely way to keep in touch and they act as decorations, brightening the sitting room and adding to the Christmas ambiance. All the lovely messages are cherished too.

    Happy Christmas Linda. Hope it's a lovely time for you - well needed and deserved x

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    1. Receiving cards or letters happens less often in these days of communicating by text or email, but I like to keep in touch by post and appreciate the greetings cards that have been sent. Thank you for stopping by and I wish you, your husband and family a very happy Christmas.

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  6. A beautiful card, Linda. We don't receive as many cards as we used to, which is a shame as I do enjoy receiving them. Have a wonderful Christmas. 🎄 X

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    1. Thank you Jules. Wishing you a happy Christmas also.

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  7. A lovely card and you display folder is very attractive and effective. It is pleasure to send and receive cards especially with friends who we do not get to see very often.

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    1. I was pleased to be reunited with the display folder which was light enough to bring back from Italy in my hand luggage! We've received some lovely cards, much appreciated, mostly from friends and relatives who live in other areas of the UK and abroad.

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  8. I am so glad you enjoyed joining in the swap! Thank you for taking part and for sharing your card with us all. Happy Christmas!!!

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    1. Thank you Amy. You are a good enabler of getting people together with the Five on Friday link-ups and the card swap etc. Wishing you well.

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  9. Beautiful card - love the London scene.

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    1. It's an imaginative design and makes me want to be there watching those skaters for real! Thanks for dropping by Sharon.

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  10. Ahhhh, lovely....just lovely!xxx

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    1. Hello Dina! thanks for visiting and I will return the favour a.s.a.p. Have a good day!

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  11. Oh it's lovely and regional. I like regional and did that last year. Couldn't find "regional" this year. I like how you have displayed your cards and am trying to figure it out.

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    1. Hello Vee. Thanks for the visit. The cards are tucked into a double strip of thick cardboard which is glued along the middle so that you can place the cards either side. I expect you could make one easily. Have a good day!

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  12. The Christmas card swap looks such a fun thing to do and your card from Chel is lovely. I can hear the swish of the skates on ice as I look at it. It is wonderful to receive cards and letters through the post box at this time of year:)

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    1. My mother was good at sending birthday and Christmas cards to everyone and my father was a keen letter writer so I think I've followed their example and get satisfaction from sending and receiving mail by post.

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  13. How fun to see the cards you have received and see mine sitting there too. It is fun to receive cards from friends we have made all over the world. Thank you! I use to have that exact little candle holder with the yellow candle. Sadly we weren't watching and a candle burned it. Sweet memory.

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    1. Hello Marilyn. I'm happy that you spotted the card you sent us! Making friends through blogging is very satisfying. Christmas gives us the opportunity to get out favourite items to decorate the home. My little candle holder with the traditional Norwegian pattern was a gift from a friend and it reminds me of her. Sweet memories indeed. It needs a very small candle and I use one you put on a birthday cake, but I don't light it!

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  14. Linda found a lovely card of London, it reminded me of when I llived there in the early 70!s . The snow would look so beautiful at 6am but by 8.30am it would be grey slush! Merry Christmas.

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  15. Hello Alcea Rosea. Thank you for visiting my blog. London is an exciting place to visit. Glad the card reminded you of when you lived there. Wishing you a happy Christmas and a good New Year.

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  16. I had cut back on Christmas cards several years ago; they were just so time consuming. And now, with Facebook and all of the other ways that I keep in touch with so many friends and family, it seems almost silly to send them. But with the ease of the photo cards, I'm actually finding myself sending more cards. Because it's just so much fun to receive them back!

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