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.





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

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  4. It really is a beautiful card period Merry Christmas

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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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  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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  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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  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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  9. Beautiful card - love the London scene.

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

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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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  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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  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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  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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