Both of my grandmothers came to the United States from foreign lands.
My life was blessed to know and love both of them for many years.
Neither let a single thing go to waste.
My maternal grandmother was a native of Poland.
She made lovely little containers from old Christmas cards.
Even though I'm a grandmother, myself, I still have a couple of her card containers.
You can imagine how old they are!
The old-fashioned scene on the following card is one of my favorites.
So long ago, she stitched them together with bright, red yarn.
I love to look at the cards she selected. Many are ones I would have chosen.
Grandma was a wonderful seamstress, too. She made pajamas, without patterns, for all her grandchildren every Christmas.
Her crocheted pieces were actually examples of fine art.
Sadly, she lost her eyesight to macular degeneration and spent the last six years of her life in darkness.
Her days of creating beautiful objects reflecting her handiwork were over forever.
Today, when I see one of her card containers in my home office, it never fails to make me smile.
HAVE YOU MADE THINGS FROM CHRISTMAS CARDS?