Today's journaling prompt, about Christmases past and present (and about how things have changed over the years) got me rummaging around in an old box of cards. This poinsettia card is from the mid-1960's and is addressed to my father in a curlique script (I tucked the envelope behind the card, and used old-style photo corners so it can be lifted out). I made good use of one of the Making Memories definition stickers, purchased when I thought they were just the coolest ever. I now have several sheets that have been neglected, so I used some tea on it to age it a bit ... and voila! My reflections on how the important things for me really haven't changed at all.
Here's the journaling:
For me, the most important elements of Christmas haven’t changed a single bit. As a child, I remember being with loved ones, having a Christmas tree, waking early to see what Santa has brought, and playing Christmas music (on LPs). As an adult, my circle of family and friends has expanded…we are responsible for getting our own tree…Santa still makes a stop at our house every year…and now we listen to Christmas music, on CDs!