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Christmas Card In My Mailbox

Christmas would not be the same if I did not receive my card from afar each year from my internet friend in Australia. But of course, I was not to be disappointed this year for in yesterday's mail in my mailbox I received my card from my friend -- Thank you, Angel Kel!

For fifteen years now I have received from this sweet gal. Receiving mail from her always gives me good cause to smile.

Some years, such as this one, I do not have extra cash for postage so I can not send cards for through the . No matter -- my friend knows I would if I could. Too, I know my angel of a friend has a giving spirit and her heart knows how much she means to me whether or not I am able to return the friendly card gesture.

Angel Kel's card looks great alongside my Christmas tree (also a gift) on my desktop!

Image Credit » Image is mine, copyright Ruth Cox.

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LeaPea2417 wrote on December 18, 2015, 5:38 PM

That is so nice that you have an overseas friend who never forgets to send you a Christmas card. My Mom has the same kind of friend and she is always saying how nice it is she still hears from her friend after all these years.

bestwriter wrote on December 18, 2015, 6:17 PM

Fifteen years is a long time indeed to keep an internet friendship going though giving is only one sided emoticon :tongue: - just joking.

RuthCox wrote on December 18, 2015, 6:34 PM

Thank you for the chuckle, I needed that! Kel and I have sent cards back and forth for years. It's awesome!

RuthCox wrote on December 18, 2015, 6:45 PM

Good for your Mom and her friend too! It is nice to know that the friendships we make are long-lasting, even the internet friends.

MegL wrote on December 18, 2015, 6:48 PM

That's a very big card. From your comments, it comes from an equally big-hearted friend. emoticon :smile:

grandma20121 wrote on December 18, 2015, 7:17 PM

i dont have the mobey to send cards either, i wonder if there are e cards we can send through the internet

markgraham wrote on December 18, 2015, 7:30 PM

The card and tree go good together. I re-friended a friend from school days who does a lot of work in Scotland and England. It is fun to hear from him.

wolfgirl569 wrote on December 18, 2015, 8:17 PM

Glad that you got your card in time for Christmas. I love the bear

crowntower wrote on December 18, 2015, 9:02 PM

Wow that was a big one! It is so cute. My friends and I stop sending letter via mails and it is kinda sad... but we always updated each other via facebook. And they don't like it writing and send it in a mail box because they are lazy... I am kinda disappointed, but hat they do is they are writing me a very long messages in facebook so my tantrums will subsides specially when it is my birthday.

RuthCox wrote on December 18, 2015, 9:31 PM

The card is not as large as it appears, as the tree is only about two feet tall. But yes, Kel has a big heart of gold and a golden halo to match!

RuthCox wrote on December 18, 2015, 9:52 PM

There are plenty of free e-cards companies. Just do a search and you should easily find them.

CalmGemini wrote on December 18, 2015, 10:53 PM

Both the Christmas tree and the card you got are very beautiful.It is great that you two are in touch for such a long time.

Brenda wrote on December 19, 2015, 12:28 AM

That is so sweet that your friend from over seas thinks of you every year and how you appreciate it. Its hard these days to afford anything but that is alright we don't have to have a lot to appreciate a good friendship. As it should be anyway.

Paulie wrote on December 19, 2015, 1:42 AM

Have you sent e-mail greeting cards? A lot of them are free, but you don't have that much of a selection.

CoralLevang wrote on December 19, 2015, 10:11 AM

Start looking mid week. I hope it arrives before holidays. emoticon :smile: If not, you know my heart was in right place. emoticon :winking:

RuthCox wrote on December 19, 2015, 11:16 AM

That is great you've reconnected with an old school chum!

RuthCox wrote on December 19, 2015, 11:37 AM

I love the bear too and the Christmas tree on the card is a perfect accompaniment to my little tree.

RuthCox wrote on December 19, 2015, 12:29 PM

Yes, it can be a bit disappointing to not have the cards and letters in hand but at least the internet connection does keep relationships going for those who no longer send regular mail. I like both the old and new ways of keeping in touch with loved ones.

RuthCox wrote on December 19, 2015, 12:37 PM

Thank you! We met in one of the first web groups I joined online years ago, and yes, it is great we stay in touch. No doubt we always will.

RuthCox wrote on December 19, 2015, 2:56 PM

So true that we need but appreciate the friendships we gain along life's way, so easy to give a moment or two of our time if that is all we have to give.

RuthCox wrote on December 19, 2015, 10:00 PM

I have sent ecards on occasion over the years. Some are nice, and free, but I do still prefer handwritten cards.

Paulie wrote on December 19, 2015, 10:47 PM

I prefer handwritten cards, too, but I guess I am too lazy to write them out and then take them to the post office. I also don't like snail mail taking 3-4 weeks for my cards to reach the States from Thailand.

RuthCox wrote on December 19, 2015, 10:50 PM

All good things are worth waiting for, CoralLevang emoticon :smile: