Christmas cards, family, family pictures, kindness, thoughtfulness

It’s The Thought That Counts

How I LOVE giving Christmas cards!  PB and I started doing family photo Christmas cards about seven years ago.  We’ve always done a traditional family photo, so I wanted to try something different this year.

I honestly thought the reindeer headbands would’ve been cute and funny, but obviously the cubs didn’t feel the same way (except Cub 2).  We ended up with our traditional card after all.

I also LOVE receiving Christmas cards!  When the cards start coming in the mail, it makes me even more excited about Christmas!


I love seeing how my friends’ children have grown over the past year.  I love receiving cards from our church family. I love receiving cards from the families in our past churches and I spend a few minutes thinking about how blessed we were to be able to serve them.  I love receiving cards from past co-workers and schoolmates and hearing how things are going since last year.


Isn’t that the point of Christmas cards?  Whether you’re on the receiving end or giving end, it just makes you feel good to know that someone is thinking about you.  It’s even better knowing that someone thinks kind thoughts about you – I’m assuming that you don’t send cards out to your enemies, nor do you frown on cards that you receive.  I try to send cards to everyone I know (and have an address for) because I cannot send gifts to everyone, but I can let them know that I’m thinking about them during this season.  Even though the cards just got in the mail yesterday and today, I hope they will be received with a smile and a kind thought about our Party of Six.  That’s how I felt when we received ours!

Peace and Blessings!