This year I received a Christmas card from the First Presidency. I have heard that Church employees get one, but it has not been my experience so far. Nor did it occur to me that I would get one. I received it with a DVD for the youth of our ward. I cannot tell whether it was to accompany the DVD or whether Bishops get Christmas cards every year (this is my first Christmas as a Bishop).
I don’t really do Christmas cards so it was not really a big deal, except it made me wonder, who else gets Christmas cards from the First Presidency? Did I get this because of my calling, and if so what other callings get Christmas cards?
dont know who gets these, but the artwork is fascinating.. a very different image than you normally see for the nativity. I like it. Very interesting that Mary, from what I can tell) seems to look a lot older and have short hair?? Have not seen her presented that way. Anyway it is a great card
Love it! Never had one, probably never will. But very nice!
My guess is because you are bishop. Maybe bishop and up get cards? I also got one as a church employee a couple days ago along with a very nice leather-bound book. This year was Jesus the Christ. Last year was the Hymns.
Awesome! I received one as a full-time missionary (it was especially nice to get in the regular mail, sent to our apartment, not even just in a stack handed out at the mission home). I don’t know who else might receive them, but I think it’s a nice gesture.
Rach – wow, I didn’t even get a Christmas card from my family as a missionary! ‘course that was back in the day before the internet was even a twinkle in Al Gore’s eye.
I asked them to send it to you….. 🙂
This is not quite as cool as the Elf Yourself I got from the first quorum of the seventy last year.
When my husband worked for BYU-Idaho, we would get them. It is wonderful!
I love Elf Yourself…
#3 – No books for me. Ah well.
#4 – As a missionary, you must have been extra special. thanks, lots of tithing stuff.
#6 – Thanks Jeff, I thought you might be behind it.
I wonder whether the cards get nicer, or you get other presents when you move up the hierarchy.
It might happen already but, I would love to hear of Widows, long term single sisters, single mothers etc receiving cards.
I wonder if Bishops can put forward suggestions?
Not that I am aware of. Actually I was kinda thinking the other night that I can think of some people who would love to get a card. I was not that bothered. I have to be honest, I don’t get why some leaders get and others don’t. My RS president puts in the hours as well.
I’m a BYU professor and I get one. All BYU professors and staff get them along with a gift. Typically the gift is a leather bound edition of some book, like the Bible, a triple combination, hymn book, etc. It was very surprising for me the first time.
Looks just like the “we want you back” brochure I received when I had my name removed.
No, aun no, pero me gustaria recibir una!!!
Oh, I get those every year, the card, the leather bound books AND… the cheese log…
Does anyone know who the artist of this painting is?