Tales of Christmas past and present | Letters

The Guardian - Dec 23, 17:16 GMT

Readers on seasonal greetings, or the lack of them, alternative Christmas trees and the nativity in our timeHelen Cullen urges us to keep sending Christmas cards (Opinion, 18 December)

Readers on seasonal greetings, or the lack of them, alternative Christmas trees and the nativity in our time

Helen Cullen urges us to keep sending Christmas cards (Opinion, 18 December). My greatest gift is a letter card from my father when I was a year old, Christmas 1944, from Belgium after he survived the D-day landings. He tells me to play with my dolls and says he knows “Mammy does not like the snow!” Each year I take it out and read it. Memories cherished.
Jean Jackson
Seer Green, Buckinghamshire

• There’s a danger Christmas cards will go the way traditional carols are going. I haven’t heard one yet this Christmas. Are they too embarrassing?
Rowena Rowlands
Wigan

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