Dear Hilary, Well you’re right, I don’t care too much for these silly christmas traditions but I do have a sense of humor. So I found the tackiest christmas card I could find and here it is. I’m really busy at work these days but it’s not too late yet. I’ve spent all my hard earned dollars on a huge set of speakers (4 feet x 3 feet x 2 feet) which are moving in this week. I just hope they wont get us evicted! Merry Christmas to you, Simon, Mom & Pop and the rest of the gang, love Craig
Although this card is sent from Toronto the 3D image is of Florida’s flamingos. It is apparently part of a 3D collector series.
The postmark date is 18 Dec 1984
Craig was my first love; he came over to the UK to study for a year. He went back to Canada, I went to Norway. We wrote long letters to each other. I went to Canada, we had some adventures. He was younger than me; I wanted happy ever after; he wasn’t ready; I moved on. We stayed in touch intermittently for several years. Then one day his mum phoned to tell me that he had died (tears are pricking as I write this), he did not reach 30. No old, bald paunch for him – forever young and forever in my heart.