Thursday, December 9, 2010
For Thursday, December 9th,, 2010
Christmas Card Day
Sir Henry Cole (1818 - 1874) of England. Cole created the first commercial Christmas Card in 1843.
Just a few decades ago, sending Christmas cards through the mail was a holiday must. Sending cards through the mail continues to be very popular, but the cost and time for writing and sending cards has caused many people to stop sending them.
Today is a good day to send out your Christmas cards and holiday greetings. If you have yet to do so, use today to get a start.
Christmas is that time of year when we try to say to our family and friends how much they mean to us. A gift may not be the best way. And certainly gifts are given with many motivations in mind. But for most of us there is more joy in giving than receiving. We need this opportunity to express our feelings in a concrete way.
Hopefully, though, our love is not a narrow and exclusive thing. Christmas usually causes us to be more thoughtful about the needs of people we don't even know. It causes us to be more mindful of the needs of those less fortunate.
A bit of love from someone near…