As I am sitting here writing this post, I completed my first round of Christmas card addressing. I have no idea why I get so much joy and pleasure out of addressing my holiday cards, but it makes me smile. Each year, I spend hours picking out the perfect holiday card to send and personalizing it to make sure it reflects my family.
It seems as though sending cards is a lost art these days with the instant gratification of email and texting. Why spend actual money sending a personal card greeting when you can send a card or a text in minutes and save money on postage?
Maybe I am weird, but I actually LIKE sending cards and letters, and especially holiday cards. I like addressing them with my own personal touch with stickers and calligraphy, as well as picking out the perfect holiday stamps that are just right. I like checking my list twice to make sure I haven’t forgotten anyone—I feel so much like Oprah—you get a card, you get a card, you get a card! Hell, if you send me your address, you get a card! I just LOVE it!
There is nothing like opening your mailbox and receiving an actual card from someone who you know and like. My email box gets flooded, but there is always room in my in real life inbox for a personal card. I wish I received more.
So the question begs, will you be sending Christmas or holiday cards this year? Do you like receiving cards in the mail? I am anxiously awaiting your response.