If you are celebrating a birthday or anniversary today, congratulations.  Looking back in country music history for this date, we find that in 1957, Bobby Helms held down the #1 spot on Billboard with "My Special Angel".  In 1989, Garth Brooks scored his very first #1 with "If Tomorrow Never Comes".  "Tall, Tall Trees", was #1 for Alan Jackson, in 1995.  That song was written by George Jones and Roger Miller, both members of the Country Music Hall of Fame.   It's Christmas Card Day

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This special day honors the memory of, Sir Henry Cole (1818-1874) of England.  He gets the credit for creating the first commercial Christmas Card in 1843.

It hasn't been that long ago, that sending Christmas cards through the mail was the thing to do.  For some folks, sending cards by mail continues to be very popular.  For others, the cost and time involved for writing and sending cards has caused them to stop sending them.

If you plan on sending any this year, this would be a great day to get started on that list!  Remember to use those holiday stamps available at the Post Office.

Now Let's P-A-R-T-Y!!

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Concho Valley birthdays include:

Hunter Wood, 9.  From Mom, Dad and his brothers.

Raul Hernandez, 57.  From the crew at Glasscock.

James Smith, 25.  From Mom, Jennifer, Cody and Phil.

Eden Page, 10.  From Connie.

Brenda Myers, 62.  From her step-son, Matthew.

Stephanie Kresta, 26.  From her sons, Hunter and Kason.

Richard Villarreal, 45.  From his wife, Diane, Adriana, Anton, Kim, Eddie, Frank, Ester and all the grandkids.

Brody Banda, 4.  From Grandpa, MeMaw and the whole Banda clan.

Roger Gandy, 50 something.  From his daughter, Amber and the 3 grandkids.

Aiden McKinney, 6.  From Mom and Dad.

Miley Payne, 6. From Dad and Mom.

Josh Steely, 27.  From his wife, Michelle.  Josh is the winner of today's birthday cake from Halfmann's Cake Cottage. 

Happy Wedding Anniversary to:

Randy & Michele Guetersloh, 19 years.  They will be in our drawing this Friday morning for a dozen roses from Southwest Florists.