Dec. 26 (UPI) -- A pair of Wisconsin women said this holiday season marked the 50th year of them exchanging the same Christmas cards.
Jackie Gempler and Evelyn Weier said they sent each other Christmas cards 50 years ago, when they were in their 20s, and they have been resending the same cards every year since.
"I just wonder how many more years we can keep it up," Gempler told WISC-TV. "They're getting kind of beat up. They look like they're 50 years old."
The women said the cards are a testament to their lifelong friendship and the closeness they enjoyed as young women.
"We were doing everything together," Weier said.
A different pair of Wisconsin women, Bonnie Jean Klamar and Bonnie Marie Magistrelli, revealed in 2011 that they had been exchanging the same birthday card for 50 years.
Magistrelli said she originally sent the card to Klamar for her 18th birthday. The card included a poem encouraging the recipient to erase their name and return it to the sender for their next birthday, but the friends didn't need to erase the same.
"We didn't erase the sender's name. We just kept adding to it," Klamar said.