Backstory – Christmas Cards
Christmas cards are sometimes cherished and sometimes taken for granted. Those that I send, and receive, are treasured. I so appreciate those friends and relatives who write a few lines. I love cards that seem to be selected specifically for me. This exchange is significant in my world. So, I decided to share my thoughts with you in this story.
Consider This Show – Christmas Cards
Do you send Christmas cards? Lots of people no longer do. It may not be in their budget . . . or they don’t have the time . . . or they have not kept up with the physical addresses of friends and family, because they stay in touch on Facebook or through email.
Personally, I still send greeting cards. If you receive one from me, know it was selected especially for you. I don’t buy a box of all the same cards and just dole them out. Families with children get a card with Santa or snowman or a happy feel. Mature adults may get a vintage scene. Religious recipients will probably bear a nativity scene. Cards to my Jewish or Arabic friends will wish happy holidays rather than Merry Christmas.
I begin the card sending process, the day after Thanksgiving, making sure my list is up to date, selecting each card for each person or family and writing a personal message in each.
For some folks, there may be one of those Christmas letters that some folks dread and others cherish. They only go to those I think would want to know what the last 365 days have brought to my life. My letters will be heavy on the good news, light on the stuff that sucks. If you receive one, I hope you enjoy it, or at least put up with me connecting the dots of the last year.