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The Christmas Card

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It's a beautiful, fragile world out there this morning. I nearly fell flat on my back as I stepped out in the dark to fetch the paper. It lay about halfway down the incline of our driveway, so, not wanting to break any vital bones with half my family out of town this week, I practically crawled the rest of the way on all fours while the rain pelted me.Even so, I couldn't help admiring the way all the trees down the block look like they're outlined in crystal. It seems somehow appropraite this time of year.Yesterday evening, my sister-in-law called to say my nephew's Christmas program had been postponed again because of the icy weather. I was afraid he'd be terribly disappointed after he's so looked forward to it. It's so hard to wait when you're six years old! But no, she said. He's okay as long as they do eventually have it.And so we're all safe inside . Yesterday, I addressed envelopes until my hand ached, and today I'll probably do thirty more...A Christmas CardTossed into the postman's sack Along with catalogues and bills,He'll carry me from block to blockOr wind along the country hills.Across two thousand miles, I'll come,To where the winter's warm and dry,Or maybe simply down the street, Delivered while the snowflakes fly.A piece of light from every star Is carried to you here in me,A very simple gift that can'tBe wrapped beneath your Christmas tree.A note of joy from every songThat I've heard sung this time of year,The smell of cinnamon and cloves, I have it all gathered up hereInto just another Christmas card To wish a Merry Christmas where you are.

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Ronda Miller 7 years ago

Lovely. I enjoyed reading your, "A Christmas Card".

If you want it in poem form, just double space it.

Enjoy your nephew's program when he finally gets to do it!

David Lignell 7 years ago

Thanks for sharing. You captured the spirit of this ice storm.

S_Ashley 7 years ago

Thanks for the advice, Ronda. I tried double spacing, and now it looks like I have a new problem, huh? Well, I'll learn.

S_Ashley 7 years ago

And now I figured out how to by-step that problem! It may look different than what I've put in my Christmas cards now, but at least it makes sense.

Ronda Miller 7 years ago

Looks great to me Sarah! I had the same problem in the beginning.

I look forward to other items you post.

Alia Ahmed 7 years ago

Sarah, Thank you for the post and reminding us why we send Christmas cards (sometimes!).

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