Dec. 11 – Second Week – Thursday

template for Advent calendar_penDo you write Christmas cards? Pen a Christmas letter? Send a Christmas email? Share a Christmas photo? Text a Christmas blessing? What is your method of wishing faraway loved ones a Merry Christmas?

Who do you send Christmas cards to? Do you remember your priest and parish staff? Your postal carrier? Your pet groomer? How about the Pope?

Yes! You can send a Christmas card to Pope Francis. Here’s how:

Send your Christmas card to this address:
Pope Francis
Domus Sanctae Marthae
00120 Vatican City State

Don’t forget to add international postage!

This long-standing tradition is a wonderful way to announce the birth of Jesus. Click here for 7 Good Reasons to Send Christmas Cards.

Quote for the day: Writing is an extreme privilege but it’s also a gift. It’s a gift to yourself and it’s a gift of giving a story to someone. ~ Amy Tan

Gospel for the day: Matthew 11:11-15