Every year, I say to myself that this year, THIS YEAR will be the year I get my act together and will send out Christmas cards on time. Then as Christmas gets closer and closer, that goal seems to get further and further away. There are gifts to be shopped for, presents to be wrapped, and my visions of having cute and unique Christmas cards arriving at people’s home seem to fade. This past Christmas, I think people received my cards around mid-January. Seriously.
This year, though, THIS YEAR things can be different. I can order my Christmas cards now through Storkie.com. Picture it – I can get my cards now and even pre-address/pre-label the envelopes. Then all I’ll need to do is wait for the Christmas stamps to come out and BAM! People will actually get their cards around Christmas!
I think sending cards is almost a lost art form. It’s a shame that it typically comes around only twice a year – Christmas and birthdays. There are so many great cards that uniquely capture a moment or sentiment, and I remember when I was younger, I would actually take the time to write in the cards. I mean, actually WRITE in them – a letter within a card. Most cards now simply contain, “Best Wishes, Cousin It.” (Note, I don’t really have a cousin It – it’s just an example.)
I’ve often thought of initiating a letter writing campaign to try to recapture the art of sending actual cards or letters. I know the excitement I get when I check my mail and find something that isn’t a bill or a request for donation. Maybe this year instead of waiting until December, we can bring Christmas to July by sending a friend or family member a Christmas in July card. And inside that card would be actual writing – no copies of printed letters, or fonts that try to fake hand-writing – but honest to goodness pen in hand, ink on paper writing.
Can you imagine the smile, grin, and the glow that someone would get when they receive THAT card in the mail?
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