This year we didn’t end up going with a photo card like we have the last couple of years – we were just too busy to get a decent photo taken, life has been too busy in general, etc, etc… Well, as you can see it’s only four days until Christmas and we’re just now working on getting them scribbled out and tossed into the mailbox! 😯
We’re also not sending them to our full list like we have in years past. Normally we’d send out maybe 30-40 of them between both sides of our family and then a few friends, but this year? Meh … Sara only picked up one box of cards because she needed some for work and didn’t know that we’d end up using them for us, too … and then I only bought one book of stamps today and there’s no way in hell I’m going back for more after having to visit multiple post offices because the first one I went to closest to our house was completely out of first class stamps!
Anyways, in a way I feel kinda bad because it seems like sending out Christmas cards is somewhat of a dying concept and cutting down our list only helps to facilitate its ultimate death, but it does get kinda frustrating to send out three dozen cards and only get back half a dozen in return. I think Christmas cards are fun, and even despite being arguably even more embedded in the digital world than most, I still enjoy taking the time to fill them out and put a little note in them for friends that I don’t talk to nearly as often as I should. Besides, there’s always something special about getting something in the mail that isn’t bills or junk mail – most people probably only get such mail on birthdays and holidays, so why let that die off just because we’ve also got access to email???
Next year I promise that we’ll get our Christmas carding back on track, and hopefully we’ll have a little something extra special to share a la photo card, too! 😉