A Joyful Postal Season
No, I'm not really a Christmas Scrooge, just merely slightly over-marketed and disillusioned, to the point that the core spiritual truth behind Christmas - that of God who came to earth as a man, to die for His creation's sins - remains the one lasting and true value.
I must confess that this is the second year in a row that I have exploited the yard ornamentation of a homeowner in our neighborhood for photographic purposes, a family that we do not personally know except by the moniker of "The Rednecks." That's probably a bit too uncivil and inappropriate for the spirit of this holiday, and so next year I must make a more concerted effort to venture forth further afield for photographic subject matter to exploit for prurient interests.
To their credit, however, The Rednecks already had their inflatable lawn ornaments fully distended well before anyone else in the neighborhood, else I would have sought photographic solace elsewhere.
Typecast via Royal Futura upon thrift store-found genuine typing paper, images via Lumix G5.