I just finished sending out our Christmas cards yesterday and one of my treasured possessions was brought into service.
In the mid 80s I attended some craft classes. We learnt all about fabric covered photo frames and albums. It was just as Mick and I were setting up our home and life together and this was one of my creations.
It has seen constant use over the years and is starting to show its age.
As you can see, the finish wasn’t the greatest, but that doesn’t matter.
I’ve mainly used the Christmas Card Lists at the back.
I filled up the years initially and then removed those pages and started again. They ran out in 2008 and I didn’t enter anything last year, although I sent out cards.
Looking back over the entries is a trip down memory lane. There are the relatives, the wonderful friends, some who over the years have become what I call “Christmas Card Friends”. We very rarely catch up, but there is always that connection at Christmas time. There are old work colleagues, who as time has passed have drifted in different directions and are no longer in contact. There are some that we never receive a card from, but always like to send one to. This year I am also finding that a few on my list have now passed on, so it is also a time of reflection.
Because I am such a hoarder, in a box somewhere, there is a blank book that I bought at the same time as this one. I will get it out and make a cover for it, in a more contemporary style. Some names will sadly not be carried over, but it will chart the next part of our life.
Pop over to Melody’s to see what other treasures are being shared this week.