A collection of vintage Thanksgiving cards-
always comes out this time of year.
They are displayed in a seed packet holder.
It is easy to rearrange them.
But it takes awhile because
of reading the back side of each card.
Most of the cards are a
hundred years old or older.
Lots of turkeys, pumpkins, flags,
and fall leaves.
Postcard notes talk about family stuff
and health news-
have about got the grip.
A card printed in Germany.
None of the cards in this collection from a century ago
include any faith- based greetings or Bible verses.
I thought that would have been part
of the culture of gratitude a hundred ago.
a reminder that we need to draw near,
and keep close to our hearts-
all that we hold dear.
And in all things-