This card is for those of us who are not dreaming of a White Christmas. Growing up in Southern California, I always dreamed of a Winter wonderland for the holidays. After living through 8 months of winter, every year, for the past 34 years, it doesn’t seem as magical as my childhood dreams.
White Christmas really means having to shovel snow, early in the morning, and being late for work because the snow plow left a 3 foot high deposit in your driveway. It’s having to use the gas guzzling four wheel drive because the 36 mpg car gets stuck in the driveway. It’s electricity bills that jump from $50 per month to $200. It’s snow blowing through the edges of your windows when it’s blizzarding. It’s looking like you put on 50 pounds because you have to wear three layers of clothing.
I actually still love to see the winter wonderland outside on Christmas day. It’s just the other 7 months of snow that I’m tired of.
Photo taken in our front yard in Columbia Heights, Montana (USA), by Brian Emerson, with a Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS camera.