‘Tis the Season to connect ~ Christmas Cards by Nancy Radke

I sat down yesterday and wrote out a bunch of Christmas cards to send before the days get really busy. Last year I didn’t get to them until the end of January, and I didn’t want that to happen again. I didn’t want to NOT send any out, as I want the chain to stay unbroken. Time has sped up so much that the months pass by as fast as weeks used to.

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Connect with friends…

The cards we write at this time of year provide us with the incentive to connect with friends and relatives that we haven’t seen for awhile. For some of them, this is the only time we get in touch. A large Thanksgiving meal still includes only those whom you probably see regularly. Christmas cards reach out to other states and other countries where friends have moved over the years.

I love getting the cards that have a picture of the sender on it. If a short (or long) summary of their year is included, the card is more than just a happy greeting. You find out about their health, new babies, weddings, deaths, and sometimes a marvelous trip that you enjoy hearing about.

Get personal…

The little note I sent out with my cards this year included the expected arrival of another great-grandchild, along with information about my family. I included info on my health, which has greatly improved, including my mind getting clear now that my heart condition has been addressed. I’m still taking some heart medicines, but have reduced them from 5 to 3, plus I am taking the minimum dosages.

I went to Bellingham for Thanksgiving. Rural area. Really nice. Otherwise haven’t gone anywhere this year. No problem, as I’ve been busy.

I am still writing novels, but didn’t finish any books this year as I am trying to get the book of Acts finished for the DVD Show & Tell Bible while I still have my health. This project (1000s of hand-drawn pictures by various artists) was made more difficult as I had to re-do things I thought was done (while in a heart-induced brain-fog). I also put a group of parables and other teachings of Christ onto a program called Doodly. When I do the Gospels (partly done already) I plan to insert the Doodly motion files into it. I am working with my grandson in California to put the Old Testament books up on YouTube, then Acts when it is finished. Hope to eventually get the entire Bible up as a teaching tool.

Look for my novella, Changing Horses, which is a New Year’s story, along with all of my Christmas stories that are on sale. Christmas on Cougar Mountain is free. Look for our Authors’ Billboard Christmas collections that are on sale now.

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Keep safe, healthy, and enjoy your life. Have a happy 2024!

Wishing you all warm & sincere wishes for a wonderful Christmas.

The authors here at the Billboard have written many posts over this last year, reaching out to you the readers to amuse, teach, and in many cases just to share. Because our profession is to write books, you’d think these short blurbs come easy, but truthfully, sometimes they just don’t

Thankfully… this one, on this day, comes straight from the heart.

After watching so many sad occasions on breaking news… of people’s lives being destroyed in different countries, I go to sleep every night, thankful for the lucky life I have and praying you all do too.

My wish for the season and all through 2023 is that the world heals, hearts brighten, and everyone fills with joy… or at least forgiveness. Let peace reign.

Sending all heartfelt wishes, gentle hugs, and lots of love from our hearts to yours.

Merry Christmas from all of us here at the Authors’ Billboard!!

Happy Holidays from Authors’ Billboard

All of us at Authors’ Billboard wish you HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

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From the ladies at the Author’s Billboard to all of our friends – a Christmas wish to you! #mgtab @mimisgang1

As the world knows, Christmas is the time to be with family and friends and to relish their companionship and love. Every year, I look forward to this season like a child who still believes in Santa Claus.

And though, in my own family, we’ve had two very sad events happen in 2018, I can still say with truth and a few tears, I will bless this holiday that’s bringing my family to me. We’ll enjoy some good laughs, wonderful food, fun gifts and… make every minute count that we’re together.

Another true blessing I, and the other authors at the Billboard have, are each other. It has been an honor and a privilege working with this group of amazing, intelligent women. We care about each other and are always willing to step up to help anyone in need with advice, support and kind words. In fact, we’ve worked together so well that we’ve made a huge success of this website; our numerous multi-author box collections and each of our separate careers have become more successful because of this karma. It’s wonderful!

And so this Christmas, I give my thanks for the gifts I’ve already received and have left Santa a very short list:

Right on the top is that you all have a VERY merry Christmas.

Hugs,

Mimi