|Christmas card on their way to the post office a few years ago.|
|A few of our Christmas cards adorning our refrigerator a couple of years ago.|
Maybe with the advent of social media people are seeing enough of each other already. Maybe tweets and Instagram posts and Facebook updates have usurped the once mighty Christmas card. Chances are if I like you enough to send a Christmas card, I already know that you had a baby this year or that you went on vacation to Cancun. I've probably seen fairly recent photos of your darling family and know that your kids have grown a ton. Still, I think there is just something about getting an actual card in the mail. It doesn't matter to me that I have already seen those updates and pictures--I want to hold them in my hands and tape them to my fridge with polka dot washi tape. I just do. And a little part of me thinks that if I do, maybe you do too.
Care to weigh in? Do you send cards? How do you feel about digital or emailed Christmas greetings? Cheap and practical or too impersonal? What are you doing this year, and more to the point, what should I do this year?
P.S. Here is a ghost of Christmas cards past:
This gem from 2011 remains one of my all-time favorites. It's non-traditional, but it captures my kids' personalities at that time so well.
Edited to add my thankful list for the day. Can't believe I forgot that!
Snail mail--it really does make me happy to get something in the mailbox besides bills and junk mail
A day off--my kids don't have school today or tomorrow. It's kind of blissfull--like a second weekend without all the crazy running around
Hot chocolate. I'm going to go have me a mugful right now.