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Christmas in Italy – send us a card per favore

by Lisa Chiodo

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‘You may have the Universe, if I may have Christmas in Italy’


The arrival of our first Christmas card had me thinking as I lay in bed last night.

How will I make this Christmas special for the kids, and all I could see was them opening cards like I did when I was a kid. Mum would always save them for me to open and my brothers always got to keep the stamps.  I love Christmas cards, sending them and receiving them in the mail. That one card arriving at our house up in the mountains made my day, it took me back to my childhood and all the excitement of Christmas.

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Friends and family could tell you that I have a bit of a Christmas card tradition. Since my teen years I’ve been saving my favorite cards each year. I have them from as far back as the 70′s and any that included a letter I always kept. Each year at Christmas I put out some of my favorites usually the ones from Nana, Brad, Auntie Billie, Auntie Iris, Uncle Stan, ones from my Mum, just ones I love. This year they are safe and sound along with all my Christmas decorations at my Mums house in Melbourne Australia.

So I was thinking that this year it would be wonderful to get a Christmas card from you, perhaps with a little story, or thought about the season, maybe a drawing, a little note about your dreams and hopes for the New Year. I’m already imagining them hanging along the beams in the lounge, the beginning of a new collection, a special way to bring each of you into our home this Christmas and beyond.

Imagine the look on the postman’s face if hundreds of Christmas cards start arriving in Malpertus…..

…..leave me a little note in the comments,

send a Christmas card if you are able – ho ho ho love Lisa xxx

 please note I’ve now taken our address down so if you’d like to send a card you can contact me privately though our contact form xx


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 Christmas in Italy could mean writing my cards in Italian x







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{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Leah December 17, 2013 at 3:04 am

What a lovely idea! How many are you up to now? :)


2 Lyn Secombe December 9, 2013 at 8:33 am

It’s in the post !!!!! It was sent on .3/12/2013 from here (Brisbane) and the lady at the PO said it would only take a week or two !!! How good is that ??? Hope it arrives soon….. Merry Christmas to you all <3

Enjoy :)


3 Krista December 4, 2013 at 8:29 pm

So so fun!! :-) Putting it on my To-Do List ASAP. :-) XO
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4 Lisa Chiodo December 20, 2013 at 6:20 am

Krista I’d love a card from you lol xxx
we are reversed aren’t we, you in a hot climate and me in the snow….sending love to you both xxx
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5 Mary Irving November 30, 2013 at 6:40 pm

Send me your address Lisa and I will send one x


6 Lisa Chiodo December 2, 2013 at 2:18 am

Hi Mary I put it onto a photo in the post, seems a few people missed seeing it when it was ‘discretely’ included at the bottom lol x


7 Ingrid November 30, 2013 at 1:23 am

That’s great idea – I’ll see what I can do :)
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8 Lisa Chiodo December 2, 2013 at 2:19 am

Now that would be wonderful Ingrid, xxx


9 Lisa Wood November 29, 2013 at 7:38 pm

I already sent you one!! Be great to have heaps arrive from Australia ;)
Merry Christmas xxxx


10 Lisa Chiodo December 2, 2013 at 2:20 am

Oh thanks so much Lisa and I’ll keep an eye out for it xx
I’ll be jumping with excitement the first card to arrive….x


11 Richard November 29, 2013 at 6:02 pm

Haha, I love it! Just so long as you promise to post a photo of your poor postman. I imagine he might be a bit confused…
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12 Lisa Chiodo December 2, 2013 at 2:21 am

He already thinks we’re strange lol
we invited him for a coffee so maybe after Christmas he’ll pop in for a drink x


13 Catherine November 29, 2013 at 4:56 pm

I have some lovely cards designed by an artist/writer living in New Zealand. But I’ll be posting from Veneto! Xxcat
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14 Lisa Chiodo December 2, 2013 at 2:21 am

I love the thought of special Christmas wishes winging in from all over the world, reminds me of ‘Owl Post’ xxx


15 head in the sun November 29, 2013 at 2:42 pm

very cool idea! do you reckon they would reach you before xmas?
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16 Lisa Chiodo December 2, 2013 at 2:22 am

I can only wait and see but I’m an optimist lol xx


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