Cards in the Mail

In today’s mail, I received a package of Christmas cards from the National Cathedral.

Cards arranged on my desk

They’re asking for money. I get packages like this every year from charities like the Alzheimer’s Association and Colonial Williamsburg. This is the first year I’ve been on the National Cathedral’s list. It’s a little strange, yet also cool, that this atheist has become a “friend of the cathedral.”

I did, of course, visit the Cathedral a few days before I landed in the hospital when I lost my vision, and I’d hoped to visit again this year (alas, COVID!) to add more bricks to the LEGO National Cathedral. Maybe next year. Or the year after.

In any event, these are lovely cards, and I’m deeply touched to receive them. Will I use them? I have no idea. I realize it is mid-November, but this year has been such a year that I haven’t even given Christmas a thought.

Published by Allyn Gibson

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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