Monday, November 7, 2011
re: Christmas Cards
I know it may seem premature to jump straight from Halloween to Christmas discussion here, but Derek and I took some photos for our Christmas cards this week, and I made such a mess of gold glitter all over our living room that it seemed to deserve a mention.
I always loved the tradition of Christmas cards - collecting a mantle full of smiling friends and a yearly update to keep you abreast of what everyone is up to. I always imagined myself to be the kind of person with a meticulously kept mailing list and cards out on December 1st (though I realize that with my track record, that is going to mean starting them in July if I really intend to send them as Christmas cards instead of President's Day cards).
But, with the advent of Facebook and blogging and all other digital means of staying in touch these days, actually mailing a paper card seems a little more based in tradition than necessity. I live in fear that more people are going to start skipping the headache of printing and addressing and mailing and accomplish the same task with the click of an email. Don't do this to me, technology! I've just barely made it to the stage of life where I'm ready to commit to a yearly Christmas card! Can't this be the last thing that stays out of the hands of those digital robots?
What are your thoughts? Yay or nay for good ol' fashioned snail mail Christmas cards?