One of my favorite things about this time of year is all the "snail mail" we get! I love getting cards and pictures from friends. Love it even more when there is an update on somebody I haven't heard from in a while, but that isn't as common now since we have facebook. :) Every year, I have a hard time deciding what to do with all the cards once the Christmas decorations are put away...here's an idea I got from a former co-worker in Japan:
She puts all the cards in a basket and each night her family pulls one out and prays for that person/family and then lights a candle for them.
For the past 2 years we have been doing this very thing, except we do it in the morning and we don't always light a candle. It is wonderful to think of my friends and family throughout the year and not just at Christmas time.
So, to all my friends and family, if you send me a Christmas card, just know that you are thought of throughout the year. :)
Now, the question is, what to do with all the Christmas cards from last year? ha ha