I love hearing from old friends. I received my first Christmas card on December 1st this year from one of my oldest and dearest friends. We went to school together from first grade on. (No kindergarten in Idaho, back in the day.) I may have actually known her from Primary before that. She conveniently lived right next door to the school. She made the 12+ hour journey in her car to come to my wedding. She is 25 days older than me, so she gets to test the waters when we have those big birthdays ending in zero and can let me know how it is.
That's one of the things I love about December.