I promise that I am not receiving endorsement money from the company that many of us often associate with made up or “Hallmark” holidays. The fact is, there is a lot of Christmas card history in Hallmark. Did you know that Hallmark bought the rights to Anna Mary Robertson Moses’s (aka Grandma Moses) paintings for use on greeting cards? Well, they did. And do you know what else? I think that puzzles, cards, cookie tins, etc are perfect places for Grandma Moses’s images. Does that make Gram a sellout? No. It makes her a happy elderly woman with some income and a hobby. The art critics can go to town on her work. I’m sure it wouldn’t bother her in the least — as long as they step-off when it comes to her pickles.
COVID Card #210
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The United States Postal Service has been hit hard by the pandemic. Controlling elements of the Federal Government (the president and Republican Senate) do not want to provide aid to the service. So, it’s up to us. It may seem insignificant, but if we all sent just a few letters a week, we could help ensure that our daily, free mail delivery service continues. For the past (see the card number above) days, I have drawn a card each day and mailed it to someone the next day (none are sent on Sundays; two are sent on Mondays). Please consider mailing cards and letters while we still can for 55 cents (first class letter postage). If the USPS fails, you could find it costs $8 or more to send a letter. And that’s just one of the ways we will all lose if the USPS shuts down.