I love sending and receiving Christmas cards, catching up with friends old and new and exchanging news at this time of the year. This is especially true of friends from far away who I probably only hear from at Christmas.
As usual I have done my Christmas card survey, so thought I would put it on my blog today as I clear the cards away and get ready to answer any letters in them. (I know it is not Twelfth Night yet but I do tire of them once the celebrations are over and they start falling over)
We had ninety cards and out of the whole lot, forty nine were charity cards .
Of those ninety seventeen were wintry scenes,ten were robins, ten were Christmas trees, seven had just words on the front, six had a religious theme and all the rest came into categories where there were only one or two (Christmas stockings , snowdrops, old masters for instance). Interesting that only six had a religious theme considering that it is a religious festival.
Now that the decorations are down and put away I must say that the whole place looks rather bare. But my cleaner comes on a Monday morning and it will be nice for her to dust around everywhere without anything to impede her progress.
It has been a wonderful day here today weather-wise with a clear blue sky, a light breeze blowing and non-stop sunshine - although cold. Now, looking out of the hall window as I write this I see that there is a beautiful apricot coloured sunset to end the day. I hope your day has been as good.