Have you finished sending your Christmas cards yet?
Christmas cards are one of the few things I really enjoy about the holiday season. I don’t enjoy the rush and craziness that comes with this time of year. But to receive a Christmas card in the mail, makes one slow down and enjoy the moment.
Christmas cards are different from any other type card in the way they are thought of. They make me think of years past. And in some ways I long for a simpler time when everyone send cards.
To me, Christmas cards are a way to connect with family and friends that you normally not talk to or see except during the holidays. You also send warm wishes to family and friends you see every day. Christmas cards makes the season more personal.
There are cards of all shapes and sizes, colors and textures, funny and serious. But they are tangible items that you can hold, not something you read from a screen.
In years past people would catch up on family events through Christmas cards. Some families even have newsletters they send at Christmas with their cards telling of the family’s adventures during the past 12 months.
A current trend is to have the family or family pets put on a Christmas card. I especially like these where families have young children and you can watch them grow through the Christmas cards each year. My only complaint is that some people don’t list names of those in the photos and with extended families you may not know your cousin’s second husband’s name (it’s a Southern thing).
Having just shared my love of Christmas cards with you, I have to confess … I haven’t sent out the first card this year. I am soooooooo far behind. I have got to get them in the mail this weekend.
How do you feel about Christmas cards? Do you enjoy getting them? Do you enjoy sending them? Do you prefer funny or serious cards? What about the photo cards, yes or no? Are you rushing out the day now on your way to the post office?