Below is an illustration of the fact that tastes may change but some sentiments remain the same. This mouse and lobster combination was a genuine Christmas card from the 1880s when the concept of the card was yet inchoate.

There’s no current understanding now why the two should be used to depict the holidays but the note the mouse is set on delivering is one we here at Maryland Benefits Counseling wish to pass on you, our readers: We wish you “Peace, joy, health, and happiness” for the holidays and into the future.