Well, that was the Season to be jolly. I thoroughly enjoyed it and as I sit and mull the Season over, I keep coming back to the cards. The Christmas Cards. We received several and even though the cards were from different places, they were all nice and deeply appreciated. I always take special note of the cards and after reading the message, examine the card closely. Some are printed in print shops and some are hand made. What I want to do on this thread is to show just three of the cards that meant the most to me. I would also like to encourage the rest of you to post your favs on here as well because I am always interested to see what has attracted other people's interest. Here we go then....The first card is this handmade beauty from an very, very dear friend. It was not selected entirely because this person is dear to me but I appreciate that someone takes the time and has the skill to make cards themselves. Just look at the simplicity of this card.It has the words, but it also has one of the symbols of this Holiday--a snowflake. A snowflake is a natural, and some would say a divine expression of perfection and uniqueness....for although there are untold billions of them, each is unique. Obviously one can then think that the maker would be subtly indicating their opinion of the receiver. I like this. Next we have this one: This card was selected with an icon of the natural North American culture. I have seen these birds for sale in claustrophobic cages over in Mexico. It broke my heart, and I had the urge to buy them all and set them free. But I digress-- Look at this card carefully. It too conveys a feeling of the Season.Chilly coldness, the purity of new snow and of course the contrast of the three colours of Christmas--white and red, the colours of St. Nicholas...and green. Such a beautiful bird...and they know that I am fond of birds. Finally a hand-made card from France. I liked this one because it folds up completely. I think that they are called, "pop-up cards". The Christmas Tree collapses completely when the card is closed: But when it is opened, it is meant to be presented lying flat on a bureau surface after the tree has "popped-up". My s.i..l. picked this up back in the summer down in France at a little street market. As I said earlier, please show a couple of your favourite cards along with a couple of descriptive words, if you find it necessary.