ready to go postal

The epic, highly anticipated Big Top Christmas cards are here!

All addressed and ready to be sent off they promise not to disappoint. But they aren’t going anywhere without some postage so off I scamper…


Yes, scamper because this time of year, especially after addressing my Christmas cards I am always in a scampering kind of mood. So off I scampered to the post office to pick up some stamps. The line was long but everyone seemed to be in a pretty light-hearted mood…’tis the Season and all that. In no time at all it is my turn. I brightly greet the postal worker asking for enough stamps for all of my cards.

“You want the holiday stamps?” he cheerfully asks me.

“Yes, please.”

He looks in his drawer then turns to the clerk next to him asking if she has some holiday stamps. She holds up several books of stamps with a Raphael reproduction of the Madonna and Child saying that these are all she has. He turns to me and begins to explain that he doesn’t have any holiday stamps. Before he can finish I interrupt saying that I will take those stamps.

“Are you sure? They aren’t holiday stamps.”

“Of course they’re holiday stamps. For me it wouldn’t be the holidays without the little Lord Jesus. I have no problem putting Baby Jesus stamps on my letters. A stamp is a stamp. I’ll take them.”

The people in line behind me all start to chuckle.

The postal clerk rings up my purchase and hands me the stamps wishing me “Happy holidays”. I smile back as I thank him and wish him a Merry Christmas.

Yes, I know that there is much more to the holiday season than just Baby Jesus and Christmas. Thankfully people like Neil Kramer have it all covered. Be sure to check out the Sixth Annual Blogger Christmahanukwanzaakah Online Holiday Concert hosted by Neil. Like years past, it promises to be  a rocking good holiday time.


2 thoughts on “ready to go postal

  1. This is the coolest holiday story! I can just picture you explaining to the postal clerk that stamps with the little Baby Jesus are most definitely holiday stamps! Kudos for you for setting him straight. I loved this story. And extra kudos to you for getting Christmas cards with precious Fallon’s photo done so quickly! I am duly impressed. Merry Christmas to you and all the Circus!

    • Kim,
      Every time you say hello leaving a comment I see your smiling face that I remember so and I smile. Merry, merry Christmas to you too!

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