Thursday, January 27, 2011

Keep Christmas Cards With You

"Snow Cat" Christmas Card by Robert Guy

"I hate these days immediately following the holidays. Emptying the house of Christmas trees, decorations and children is like emptying a home of warmth. But at least there’s the pile of Christmas cards to be looked through again before you do whatever you do when done with them. They serve as a cheerful handshake during the uncheerful letdown after Christmas. Don't stop sending them. Christmas cards are worth all the bother. In fact, the bother’s a good part of the pleasure."
Malcolm S. Forbes (1919 - 1990)
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"Urban Garden" Christmas Card by Douglas Percy Bliss

FIRST FORTNIGHTLY POST OF THE NEW YEAR!
ON
THE FORTNIGHTLY KITTI CARRIKER:
LITERARY BLOG OF CONNECTION & COINCIDENCE

"KEEP CHRISTMAS WITH YOU"
FEATURING
FAVORITE SONG FROM SESAME STREET
"Keep Christmas With You All Through the Year"

AND
POST - CHRISTMAS POETRY
"For the Time Being" by W. H. Auden
"Christmas is Really for the Children" by Steve Turner

You can also keep Christmas Cards with you all through the year.

I just ordered these designs from the post - holiday sale
at the Metropolitan Museum of Art:
"Red Row House" by Eyvind Earle &
"The Tame Deer" by Andre-Edouard Marty.

I can save them for next year, or
-- since they're blank inside
and because they feature a lot of pink and red --
start using them right away as Valentines!
NEW FORTNIGHTLY POST TOMORROW!
"January: Forward Vision, Backward Glance"

2 comments:

  1. The Urban Christmas card design reminds me so much of your second house in Philly. It's kind of like looking out your front door there and now the Red Row House looks like it as if you're across the street and looking at the front door. What great cards.

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  2. Peg, I love the way you have described the perspective between the two cards -- one looking out, one looking in! I hadn't thought of it that way, but now I will!

    Gerry's mom, Rosanne, sent us the Urban Garden scene fifteen years ago (or more!), back when we lived at 814. We've saved it all this years because it is one of our favorite Christmas cards ever.

    I picked out the Red Row House just last month just last month, because, as you point it, it reminded me so much of 309! No doubt I'll be sending you one of these in the mail, at some point during the year -- just can't say for sure when, since I love sending Christmas cards all year round! xo, Kit

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