Do you still send Christmas cards?
I’ve never sent an electronic greeting card. I usually refrain from opening those I receive at work out of concerns that they might contain viruses.
Yet I know that some families have given up the time-honored tradition of sending greeting cards through the U.S. Postal Service, particularly as the price of stamps has risen. Besides, it’s just one more task that gobbles time during an already hectic holiday season.
I’ve been looking forward to this weekend—the one weekend this month at home without some event chipping away at the available hours—to send Christmas cards to my friends and relatives (Cheryl likewise sends cards to her friends and relatives on her side of the family) and wrap presents. I have about two-dozen names on my card list.
I got the task started Tuesday night, however, and continued it last night. I try to add a little note to each card, rather than just sign our names. Now, I have less than half of my list to go. I’m hoping to complete them before the weekend, leaving one less thing to do then.
What about you? Do you still send Christmas cards? How many? Do you enjoy those “Christmas letters” that some folks send? Or do these reflections on the year that was tend to be too boring and even boastful?