Perkins808 Posted November 14, 2010 Report Share Posted November 14, 2010 I know it seems like something trivial to be worried about....but Christmas cards have been on my mind. Every October we would have a family picture done so that we could have Christmas cards printed up. This year I was at a loss about what to do.....it is too soon in our grief process to have a family picture done, we haven't adjusted to a huge part of our family being gone. I don't want to skip cards altogether....I love receiving them and I especially love sending them out. The answer to my problem came in an email from the American Cancer Society. They offer a choice of 6 cards, will print up as many as you'd like with a saying of your choice.....for a donation of your choice. This seemed like a win-win situation all the way around. We were planning on making a donation for the holidays in Jeff's name anyway and now I will have a Christmas card to send out that has meaning. Then I struggled with what to have printed on it? Happy Holidays? Merry Christmas?.....all the typical sayings didn't really reflect what we would be going through on our first Christmas without Jeff. After searching the internet for a while I finally came up with what I thought is perfect for this year: "What is Christmas? It is appreciation for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future. It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal, and that every path may lead to peace." I guess it still amazes me on a daily basis how much Jeff's death has had such a profound impact on EVERY aspect of our lives.....who would have thought that even picking out a Christmas card would become such a monumental task?! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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