First Christmas Card of the Year
I know what you’re thinking: “It’s October! Are you serious? We’ve still got Thanksgiving in the way, not to mention Halloween! Christmas items aren’t even on the shelves yet! Except for maybe at Hobby Lobby . . .”
You’re right; it’s not time for Christmas. Not even close. But this card made me so ridiculously happy yesterday, because it came from none other than Oklahoma’s own Christmas Card Man.
Last year, on the old Number2137 blog, I mentioned Patrick Osborne—aka, the Christmas Card man. My friend and author-extraordinaire Jenny B. Jones had posted a story on her blog about the Christmas Card Man, and had challenged her readers to send this guy a card for Christmas. Basically, he loves Christmas cards! (Both sending and receiving them.) Last year one of the local news channels asked for you to send him a card (via their address), and here they are delivering the cards his way.
Clearly, this is a special dude. And goodness almighty, his Christmas-card list is sooooooo long this year, that he started sending them out in September. Talk about holding up his end of the bargain! And for sure, Mr. Patrick Osborne is going to get a Christmas card from me every year from now until forever. This year, I’ll probably send some stamps too, so that he can keep this up next season.
Talk about the small, simple joys in life. Thank you, Mr. Osborne!
Now, I don’t feel good about posting his address here on the internet; but if you are interested in sending him a Christmas or holiday card this year, shoot me an email at email@example.com. I’ll let you know how to send something his way.
Cheers, and “happy merry Christmas”!