|Me & Mom with my Christmas cards - Philadelphia - 1978|
BAM! Here we are again. Black Friday was yesterday. Now today we have something called "Small Business Friday" whatever THAT is supposed to be. Sounds like another made up shopping day to me.
Back in The Day, I used to get all caught up in the Christmas shopping frenzy. Oh yes, I did the shopping for my Mom, father, nieces, nephew (only have ONE nephew thank you), and My Bill. Also got caught up in shopping for friends and co-workers. Years ago I stopped that nonsense. Not that I'm a "Bah Humbug" or anything like that (Heaven forfend), I just stopped it one year to see what happened. Would I be disowned, disavowed, discombobulated? None of the aforementioned happened.
|Uncle Ronnie bearing Christmas gifts 1971|
Now don't get me wrong, God knows I'm not cheap. I like to shop and waste my money like any other good American but I just lost the taste for all that craziness of shopping for The Perfect Gift (which rarely happened by the way).
So I stopped and life went on. However, the one thing I do do which gives me a lot of pleasure and puts me in the "Christmas Mood" is to make a special Christmas Card and send it to a select group of people I've met and known over the years. Some are relatives, but most are folks from my Past Life that I probably will never see again. I actually don't see the relatives either. This is my one way to spread a little of the Christmas Cheer which, to me, is the peace and goodwill that this season truly means.
So if anyone of you reading this blog would like to receive one of my special Christmas cards, please send me your Snail Mail address to my e-mail address. I will be glad to add you to my Christmas Card Mailing List.
BTW, I don't expect a Christmas card in return. This is me wishing you all a very happy holiday season.
|Christmas Office Party First Financial Bank - Downingtown, PA 2003|