I was struggling this year with how to hang my Christmas Cards. In years past they have been pinned to thick velvet ribbon. We lost the ribbon to the great flood of ought ten. As I sat opening cards last week pondering my dilemma, I came upon a fat envelope from my Great Auntie Viv (Toby's Great Great Auntie Viv). In the envelope was a Christmas card and a packet from Wilkos containing shiny string and a set of miniature pegs - for hanging Christmas Cards
Auntie Viv used to baby sit me every week. I remember tying ribbon onto every appendage and being a morris dancer, I remember Orangina, I remember Star Wars action figures in the shed, she can solve any dilemma no matter my age.
So there they hang. Now I just need six more windows this size to hang the rest of the cards.
Here's a selection we might not see many of in the US...
Card sending in Britain is all about the personalised card, when I was a kid my Nan had a box full of stickers that could be attached to blank cards thus making them "Merry Christmas AUNT" or "Merry Christmas NEIGHBOUR'S CAT" well not really but almost. I love getting them like this...
And now we have Toby he gets his own too - I mean seriously what do I scrapbook, what gets filed and what gets recycled!!!!!
Love the clothes line from my cousin Angela...
But I think my favourites have always been the local cards, I still walk up this hill at least three of four times on every visit home. Bit dicey in the snow though!
Oh and I feel justified, at least this month anyway!!