As promised, today is the day to write your post to share your card swaps! You can add your link at the bottom of the post and then we can all have fun popping here and there to see who sent who what. There is no obligation to join in, but I will leave the link "live" for the next 10 days, so there is plenty of time for you to take part if you wish to do so.
I absolutely adore Christmas Cards, the sending of them and the receiving of messages from all over the place. When I lived abroad I was very big on sending cards, even though a lot of the people I knew then and was related to then didn't send cards. I still sent them! Then when I came back to England the numbers seemed to multiply again. It was wonderful to share in such a great way and I really enjoyed it.
Then one year - several years ago now - someone made a remark to me which really upset me. It was about the number of cards that hubby and I had received, implying that we had too many and some other less than pleasant things. I don't know exactly why it was said, although I have a good idea, but it really cut through me and I have borne it with me for many years now. This year though, I hadn't given it a moments thought until I was photographing your cards and I realised that I didn't care anymore about that remark or about what the persons who said it might think.
That is thanks to you all!!! It is because of your totally unexpected kindness in sending me these cards, with no expectation on your part, and the love of getting them, the joy you have sent and the love you sent too, you have totally taken away that hurt, and I didn't even realise that you had done it, because you really had - and have! - erased all of that from the past.
A little Christmas miracle that was unsought and unintended I am sure, but a miracle nonetheless!
Thank you all so very much!! You have made a massive difference to my Christmas and although I cannot explain it really, I know it is there and it is wonderful. Thank you!
Anyway, on to the swappyness!
This is my card from Mamas Mercantile. It is beautiful isn't it, it also contained two more of the lovely snowflakes that are busy being decorations and if I don't keep the card, I will keep the snowflake!
Thank you Mamas Mercantile! So lovely!
As I mentioned, I also received some others....
I think that I have got them all here, but if yours doesn't make an appearance it isn't because I didn't love it, it is because I forgot to photograph it! All of our cards are now on the Christmas card display things that I have and we are greatly enjoying looking at them!
Thank you all once again for the cards and for what this has meant to me. Totally unexpected as I said, but wonderful!
I hope that you all have a wonderful, happy and blessed Christmas and New Year. Thank you for taking part in the Christmas Card Swap and enjoying the fun!