A White Christmas

According to the weather bureau, the northern and mountainous areas of the United States have the best chance of having a white Christmas this year. There is little chance of a white Christmas occurring in the southern third of the nation. Well, that didn’t take much scientific expertise to figure out. Even I could have told you that.

Whether we live in an area that has a lot of snow or in a part of the country where it is almost certain there will be none at all, we have romantic dreams of waking up on Christmas morning to a vision of newly fallen snow. Irving Berlin’s song , White Christmas was introduced for the first time by Bing Crosby on his CBS radio show, The Kraft Music Hall, in December of 1941. When he recorded the song for Decca Records in 1942, it became an immediate hit. White Christmas stayed at the top of the charts for eleven weeks. According to The 2007 Guinness Book of Records, it is the all time best selling single in any category, selling an estimated 50 million copies. It is likely that most of us have seen White Christmas, the movie which was made in 1954 and starred Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, and Vera-Ellen. Even at the picturesque resort in Vermont, the characters in the story hoped for a snowy Christmas.

It is interesting that most of the dozens of beautiful Landscape Christmas Cards offered by CardsDirect picture scenic snowscapes. One card that brings to mind the Vermont countryside of White Christmas is the Holiday Thank You Greeting with the winter scene that almost invites you in to sit by the fire. If you prefer to send a more stylized design, Serene View Season’s Greetings Card may be the right choice. A portion of the sale of this card will be donated to The National Arbor Day Foundation.