Geneabloggers is once again hosting the Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories encouraging family historians to write about their holiday traditions.
Reading last year’s Advent Calendar dedicated to Christmas cards made me realize I’m not very sentimental about cards. Any cards. The only reason I saved Christmas cards in the past was to fill up the bowl where I displayed them to make it look like we had tons of friends.
When I was a child, we always displayed our cards on the staircase. Ours was made of iron, much like you see on porches. My contribution to Christmas decorating was running the strings in rows along the rail somewhat like little red and white clothes lines. In fact, the card display kit included miniature red clothespins for clipping the cards onto the string. I took charge of hanging each card and rearranging them daily to avoid overlapping too much. Tall cards were always a challenge.
|My sister's friend Gail and |
my sister Mary Jollette Slade Pollock
Even though I am not that sentimental about cards, my parents saved this little gem that I must have made in kindergarten: