Scanned image of envelope that contained a Christmas card from a long-time colleague
I began creating annual photo Christmas greeting cards using dolls dressed in Christmas attire in 2003. Initially, these cards were sent to fellow doll collectors, family, and friends. In the past couple of years or so, I only sent the doll greetings to fellow doll collectors, while traditional Christmas greetings were sent to family and friends.
The annual doll greetings ceased with this year's mailed Christmas greetings. I did not feel the need to create these special greeting cards feeling that no one really cared. I opted instead to send everyone traditional boxed cards that contained a mixture of African American Santas and angels, and doves of peace. I know that at least one person, who is not a doll collector, cares or at least noticed the absence of dolls based on my colleague's question, "Where are the dolls?"
My "bestest" doll friend confirmed that she always looks forward to my doll greetings and has kept all past greetings from 2003 through 2009. She shared that she, too, would miss a doll greeting from me this year.
After attending Gingerbread Dru's Christmas program, Christmas Cheer Dru, Gingerbread Dru, and Country Christmas Wendy visited Santa. They enjoyed the visit as much as they enjoyed the Christmas program.
Because at least two people cared (a non-collector and a collector), I created a greeting especially for them, which is shared above. The broken tradition is now officially unbroken.
PS Dolls remain a constant in my life. The card my colleague will receive within the next few days will confirm this.
2003 through 2010 greetings
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