Remember when people took the time to write actual pages of their heart at Christmas – true stories of their lives and the years’ musings, prayers and hopes? More than just a litany of “Johnny got an A on his paper” and “Susie took up the horn this year,” these were friends who wrote to catch up on heart to heart, even if it was just once a year…slipping their little vignettes into a real, decorative fun or inspiring Christmas Card that spoke more about the birth of a King and joy of the season than Happy Holidays across the photo of the sender?
I’ve been pondering possible themes for my December posts, and suddenly recalling all those cards and letters we looked forward to when I was a child… how people seemed to share more of themselves somehow, than we do today…and the delightful anticipation we felt to open each one, like turning the pages of a familiar book to find out the latest adventures… How they lined the louver doors down our hallway as we slid each newcoming piece in…
And I had this thought. What if I try my hand at writing some Christmasey letters here throughout December? I will address them to you, dear friend. Muse some true stories, maybe discover or share a wonder or two I’ve come across, sometimes illustrate them with my Christmas pen and inks. (Like my angel ornament, above, that I just sketched for a showing.)
I’m not sure yet exactly what this might look like…
May carols sing peace and light and merry heart over and around and in you throughout your days, turning your bustle into moments of grace and hope!
© Pam Depoyan
- Pen & Ink Angel Ornament shown above: mine (please do not copy without permission. See my copyright info button on the sidebar. )
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