We love to receive Christmas cards . . . but we love to send them as well. It's our way to catch up with old friends . . .
Christmas cards are never pre-printed at Linderhof! We handwrite our names in them. A few (very few) cards have just our names while others get a half card of a cheery message as to what we've or Daughter Sarah or Brother David and his family have been doing the past year and a lot more get a letter -- each one different for we write them just to the person we're sending the card to. No "Generic Christmas Letters" for us!
But whether there's more than just the name in them, it all starts with the addressing of the envelope and writing our names on the card.
Sunday I started the Christmas cards in the sunroom. It was a sunny afternoon and with a Yankee Candle Mistletoe Candle lit wafting that wonderful pine fragrance throughout the room and carols on the stereo, it was a pleasant afternoon.
My Christmas card box while holds cards and my Christmas card address book and pens . . .
Christmas card addressing (and note writing) can be very tiring and so . . .
We fortify ourself with tea and cookies.
The teacup is new. It's French Limoges and was a birthday present from a dear friend. It's a sweet teacup and I absolutely adore it! It's an exquisite cup and shall be my special tea cup.
The cookies are from my stash of Christmas cookies -- cutout cookies in the shapes of bells, holly and stars and all sprinkled with sugar and decorated with a red hot.
For fun while I was addressing cards
I lit the candles on the German pyramid.
I didn't get the addressing finished, but I did get up to "F" . . . and tomorrow afternoon, I shall tackle the task again. Upstairs are the cards needing letters . . . I'll work on those as I can steal an hour or two.
It is Tuesday . . . and I'm joining the Tuesday Tea Parties . . .
Tea Time Tuesday with Terri at Artful Affirmations
Tea Cup Tuesday with Martha at Martha's Favorites
Tea Pot and Tea Things Tuesday with Pam at Breath of Fresh Air
Tea Time Tuesday with Katherine at Lady Katherine's Tea Parlor
Tuesday Tea for Two with Wanda Lee at The Plumed Pen