Customs: In the Cards

In their several ways, from their several stations, and to a multiplicity of mailing lists, the nation's famous and its merely notorious dealt with that common joy-become-chore of the season: choosing and dispatching a Christmas card.

Boston's Richard Cardinal Gushing sent the biggest, a 22-in. by 35-in. reproduction of a portrait of Pope John XXIII by Paris' Bernard Buffet; Theologian Paul Tillich the longest, a two-page personal letter. Postmaster General John Gronouski got his 2,000 cards out early, remembered to zip-code each and every one. Georgia's Governor Carl Sanders, who had bucked voter opinion to back Johnson, discovered too late that...