Cro at Cro Magnon writes about the decline in the number of Christmas cards sent through the so-called snail mail.
It is as he says, more expensive and time consuming than sending a tweet or an email.
It's a good while since I've had to peg the Christmas cards on their strings.
Today, the few are huddled together under some seasonal greenery.
Are the images on the cards meaningful and relevant? A glance at the cards received to date revealed the following:
nativity scene 1
image of a sound wave 1
lighted candles 1
hedgehog in snow 1
kingfisher in snow 1
the "12 days of Christmas " 1
frosty landscape with tree 1
women carrying water 1
children sledging 1
There we are then. Just one card shows the birth of the baby Jesus. But that's not important.
Important are the positive messages that come with the cards or with the Christmas emails.
With that said, I shall now send my Christmas thoughts into universe. All can do the same.
Somebody somewhere will read them.
One mustn't be a cardinal or a king, or even a politician or a spin doctor.
" Let there be peace in the world for all people of goodwill. "
After I'd typed the above, a most wonderful Christmas card fluttered down to us here. I'd like to share it with you.
The image comes from the palette of Stanislaw Kmiecik, an artist who paints with his foot.
It's titled Dem Licht entgegen - Against the Light.