COVID Card #218

December 9, 2020 | 0 comments

During the 1953 holiday season, Dwight D. Eisenhower became the first US president to send official White House Christmas cards. The card was white and embossed with the seal of the POTUS; printed on the inside was a reproduction of a painting Eisenhower himself made of Lincoln. Apparently, Winston Churchill and George W. Bush are not the only world-leaders to have found joy in painting.

Ike and Mamie (it’s how they referred to themselves, so don’t get your panties in a ruffle about presidential respect) also had personal cards printed. They were pretty darned cute — particularly one that featured a nod to Mamie’s trademark bangs (known creatively as Mamie Bangs). Ah, those were far more wholesome times.

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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.

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