Friday, November 20, 2009

Holidays in the Air

It used to be when Thanksgiving was over, Christmas got the green light. Now it's more like Halloween. They tell us that here, the first snow gives everyone permission to think about the holidays--the 10 day New Year celebration which has Christmas rolled in with it--so the lights and decorations are going up in stores.

If you're mailing to your missionary, we're having consistent success with USPS Priority. Packages arrived today that were mailed from the USA October 30-November 4. As for normal letters, a Pouch with letters arrived today that left SLC via DHL on Nov 17. It's not always that fast, but it's not uncommon.


Anonymous said...

Where did you find that great picture? How fun to see their concept of our Santa Claus.

dixiewhitehead said...

I don't believe there is much Christmas thinking in southern Ukraine.

But the Ukraine Donetsk Mission just got Elder Demyanov, from Chelyabinsk Russia in the Yekaterinburg Mission, as a new missionary. The work goes forth.

Steve & Shauna said...

We love to check in now and then to see what's new. The time is flying isn't it? It seems so strange that those three elders have finished. You are doing a great job--thanks so much.