The sounds of footfalls on the front steps. The slap of the mailbox closing. A flash of blue uniform as the mailman passes the front window. We children clamber up from our board game, "I'll get it!" we holler. Sharp elbows and knobby knees jockey to be first to reach the mail box.
"I can do it," we all cry. On tiptoe we dance, chubby fingers pushing up the mailbox lid. "No fighting," Mother commands. With a hiss and a thump the iron is set aside and she comes out to supervise. One hand grasps the dog's collar, one arm lifts a a child. "It's Pill's turn,"she reminds. Into the house we jumble, back to our game. Mail is for Grown -ups. But not today!
A large white envelope for each of us! And inside a colorful Easter card from a dear neighbor who had moved to Florida.
I am sharing some Mid-Century Children's Easter cards from my collection. I print out copies for crafts and reserve the original for display. They make a cute banner clipped to a length of Ric-rac.
These brightly colored children's Easter cards always bring a smile to
my face. They remind me that the simple act of mailing a card can make
a child feel special.
It's good to remember that our small acts of kindness make more of a difference than we may ever know.