Ever since I remember, my mom has sent and received many Christmas cards. I always thought it was so cool. Friends and family would send her family photos and little stories about what happened in their lives over the year. What an awesome concept. I mean, even if the only contact you have with these people is over a card once a year, it’s better than nothing. I always liked seeing the different cards and ideas people had for their stationary.
Now, my question is, when, if at all, should I start sending Christmas cards? I am 25 and I only just sent my first Christmas card this year. It didn’t even have a photo or story in it and it was sent to an online friend whom I don’t even really know.
With facebook, I feel like I “keep in contact” with everyone I desire to. They see photos of me and read about my life. Do I really need to annoy people with cards once a year too? I don’t know. In this digital age, do Christmas cards really mean anything to young people? It’s so much easier to just send and e-card or a facebook post/tweet to everyone, isn’t it?
Then I wonder who I would send them to? I could send them to my extended family, yes. What about friends from high school or grade school? Some of these people I haven’t seen in over 10 years. Do I want to include them? When and where do I start and stop? It seems like a lot of hassle to get everyone’s postal addresses and to keep them up to date.
Now, myself, I would LOVE to receive Christmas cards. I definitely want to see the forced family photos and learn about what has happened to everyone in a year summed up in one card.
I know I am too late for this year’s Christmas card season, but I think I am going to seriously consider sending out cards next year. I will use the year to work on a list of people I want to send cards to.
Do you guys send any kind of Christmas cards?
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