The Carter family Christmas card in 1972.
My mother made these dresses, and also the jacket I am wearing.
In 1993, Aunt Esther gave us hand-painted Christmas cards. I found this one the other day, and thought I’d share it this Christmas.
More Aunt Esther goodies:
With Aunt Esther at Christmas 1999.
Aunt Esther, Christmas 2006.
Aunt Esther painted this ornament in the early 1980s. It’s been with me through a dozen moves, and is one of my favorites.
Aunt Esther with her great-great-niece Kristen. Both have the middle name Marie.
Aunt Esther’s hand-painted Christmas card, 1990.
My favorite Christmas carol, in my favorite rendition, by the American Boychoir, James Litton, conducting.
I listen to this every Christmas morning after coming in from Midnight Mass. This is the last thing I hear before going to sleep in the dark night of Christmas morning.