Time will tell…


Here is my offering for Bernadette’s quote:

“I can’t think about that right now. If I do, I’ll go crazy. I’ll think about that tomorrow.”

— Gone with the Wind – Margaret Mitchell.

Time will tell

Sending personalized greeting cards,

shopping for little Christmas gifts for family and friends…

I notice that as the years go by Christmas becomes more and more low key.

The plethora of traditional greeting cards to choose from has dwindled,

giving way to people sending emails and text messages to each other,

or maybe it’s because of where I am living right now?

The Christmas cheer is down by several notches,

though we have paraphernalia of decorations hanging here and there

There’s such a wide gap between my childhood Christmas experience

To what is obtainable today.

I must tell you that I certainly miss the old experience and the sentiments,

and can’t even bear to think of what future years would bring…

Will there even be handwritten greeting cards to offer each other?

Time will tell…

Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha

When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things – not the great occasions – give off the greatest glow of happiness – Bob Hope

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11 thoughts on “Time will tell…

  1. Interesting post. I notice that my daughter gets loads of Xmas cards from her mates and I am not into buying cards because I think it is a waste of paper and I don’t want trees cutting down for their paper (yes, I know that paper is recycable_ – How much really gets recycled?
    I almost feel guilt tripped into caving in and buying loads of cards. It is a touching sentiment. I think this year, I will buy festive sweets to say merry Christmas.
    Cards just get thrown away

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  2. I recycle old cards into gift tags, re-use them as ‘postcard’ type new cards if no writing on the back, give them to a friend who makes her own cards out of old ones, or pass them on to the local child care centre where they use them for craft work : )


  3. The difficulty is that whilst we make our own cards from last year’s, cut out images for tags and recycle the rest, the cost of postage goes up and up and makes it prohibitive for people on a tight budget. As much as I would love to send everyone a card, I’ve cut my list in half and restricted it to family we rarely see and older people, the rest will receve an animated ecard. I also think it’s a waste of resources to give colleagues, for example, individual cards when you can personally wish them a Merry Christmas. I would rather give the money to a good cause. And honestly, I’ve actually heard people complain about receiving so many cards they don’t know what to do with them all, and they keep falling down etc, so I think some people will be relieved!
    Merry Christmas to you and your family 🎄😊


  4. Hi, Jaqueline! Sorry, it has taken me so long to come see you again! Much has been happening (good and bad but I only dwell on the good!) in my life. I love this. I had to stop writing cards because my hands just don’t work well enough to put pen to paper anymore but am fine on a keyboard. The few cards I do give out are hand made between my computer and Cricut paper cutting machine!


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