As far back as I can remember my family created and sent our own original Christmas Cards. Yes, my heritage is Jewish, but we never practiced, and like many German Jews in Cincinnati we celebrated Christmas.
I have continued the tradition of making my own Christmas cards since I moved out of my parents’ house to live on my own. I went through my archives and found many of them going back to 1993. Since 2009 I have been recycling cards from my stash of old ones. Instead of printing new and adding to the piles of cards in my hayloft I am sending the old ones until they run out. Golden Oldies, I suppose.