The Spirit of Christmas

The Spirit of Christmas

How did the tradition of sending Christmas cards begin? In England, about 1840, the Penny Post was started which allowed for messages to be sent to others to stay in touch. Because of the Penny Post, people were able to send Christmas letters, but with so many to send it became tedious. In 1843, the first Christmas card was produced eliminating much of the writing. It wasn’t until 1875 when the first American Christmas cards were printed. And now, the tradition of sending Christmas greetings has extended to email…and blogs….


Nana’s Corner is now 1-year-old! The Spirit of Christmas is my Christmas card to all the friends I’ve met this year on Nana’s Corner, and to those who stop by to visit on Nana’s Corner. Thank you for being so kind and supportive. Nana’s Corner continues to grow because of you!

The Spirit of Christmas

I have a list of people I know
All written in a book
And every year at Christmas time
I go and take a look
And that is when I realize
That those names are a part
Not of the book they’re written in
But of my very heart

For each name stands for someone
Who has crossed my path some time
And in that meeting they’ve become
A treasured friend of mine
And once you’ve met some people
The years can not erase
The memory of a pleasant word
Or a friendly face

So when I send a Christmas card
That is addressed to you
It’s because you’re on that list
Of folk I’m indebted to
And you are one of many folk who
In times past I’ve met
And happen to be one of those
I don’t want to forget

And whether I have known you for
Many years or few
In some way you have a part in
Shaping things I do
This, the spirit of Christmas, that
Forever and ever endures
May it leave its richest blessing
In the hearts of you and yours.

~ Author Unknown ~

Happy Holidays, Nana

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Grandmother of 5 great kids, retired special ed high school teacher, married since 1972 to Poppy...loves spoiling the grands, crocheting for whomever I can and charities, reading, crafts, outdoors, and blogging.

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