LINER NOTES: These lyrics were inspired by a few of the cards we received during the holiday season of 2005. My mother-in-law, Phyllis Kelly-Bouza, is a painter and sends out a card-sized version of one of her paintings every year. This one was called "Tree of Life" and it had an array of colors that remind you of an abstract stained glass. The other was from my cousin, Dean, who lives on the East Coast. It was of a lone pine bough lying in the snow. I loved its simplicity.
Just a note to say, despite this song's content, I am in no way judgmental about the Christmas Card thing. There have been years we haven't gotten around to sending one out. I do love to get the notes and letters that tell what a person has been up to, but I'm not dissing those who don't have time for that.
CHRISTMAS CARDS is also included on IDAHO HO HO, a compilation CD published in 2010 by Moxie Java
Red and green and gold, purple blue and rose / A lone pine bough lying in the snow / One a tree of life, the other pure and white / Everything I need to remind me of a hope-filled life
CHORUS #1: CHRISTMAS CARDS COME TO MY DOOR LIKE SO MANY YEARS BEFORE / BRINGING NEWS FROM FAR AND NEAR / I LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU EACH YEAR
Some only sign their names-- indicate that they are alive and well on the other side of their town / Others pen their news complete with pictures too / A window into the journey they survived this year
repeat chorus #1 (…hear from you each year): GLAD TO SEE YOU STILL BELIEVE BUT A WORD OR TWO I THRILL TO SEE / PENNED FROM YOU ABOUT YOUR LIFE / I LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU IN WINTER TIME
Bridge: Oh the written word – a window into your world / Keep alive the friendships and the family ties / Cards of Christmas cheer – traverse the earth each year / Can we try to not let this tradition die?
C: CHRISTMAS CARDS COME TO MY DOOR LIKE SO MANY YEARS BEFORE / BRINGING NEWS FROM FAR AND NEAR / I LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU EACH YEAR
NancyKellyMusic © 2006 / penned January 2, 2006