Yep. It’s time to start thinking about Christmas cards.
I love getting Christmas cards. It is one of the best parts of the holiday season. And I send them almost every year, because if you want to get them, you’d best send them. We have moved nine times in our eleven married years, and Christmas cards have become the only way to keep in regular contact with people we’ve loved along the way. A lot of people. And we have large families. Last year, I send over 200. Yikes.
So, I’ve been wondering. If I can get some of those wonderful people to read my blog, can I express my Christmas wishes there and save the stamp? Or is there just something about getting those wonderful wishes in a physical envelope? Am I the only one who gets excited each day when the mail arrives in December?
Also, what are your thoughts on Christmas letters? Annoying, unnecessarily braggy? Or informative and clever? What about handmade cards — impressive, or do you think, “someone’s got way too much time on her hands”? I always get a few cards with just a signature — no note, no picture. Does anyone else think that’s kind of a waste? What kind of cards do you like to send? What kind of cards do you like to receive?
I think I already know what I’m doing this year, but I’d love to hear other people’s ideas. Also, if you’re on an environmental kick and would prefer and e-card, now’s the time to let me know!