Tuesday, December 27, 2011

The Christmas Card Dilema

Do you feel you need one?

When Nick and I were first married, I started sending Christmas cards. We were doing it every other year and it seemed to work well for us. Then a few years ago, an "on" year, I thought about it and came to this conclusion: I can count on one hand the people that would get a card from us that probably couldn't access our family blog. Friends and Family tell me all the time that they feel like they know us so well because of the blog. And for the most part, those people that cant access this blog, we speak to often, usually weekly. And I always felt like I was leaving people out. And I dont like feeling bad about things, so I figured if someone is going to be left out, it's going to be all of them!

Then you get the cards that are simply that. A card with a holiday message, no letter, no photographs... ::YAWN::  So maybe it's just me, but I'm a sucker for pictures and a nice little, "this is what we're up to" letter. Not to mention, I'm like a little kid when it comes to getting a non-bill in the mail. It brings a smile to my face and a little piece of that family seems to creep into my day. Then I start thinking again, maybe I should?

I don't know, what do you think? Christmas cards, a thing of the past that's dying fast OR keep the tradition alive because it helps my Christmas spirit thrive?!

Next, I'll be posting our family end-of-the-year wrap up shortly so stay tuned.

1 comment:

flip flop mama said...

I love getting and giving Christmas cards. It's a special part of the season. I usually send a photo card and then every other year add a family letter. A letter every year is too much for me! :) This year I bailed on them since I didn't want to take pictures with my giant body but we will definitely do them again next year. I do feel bad that I can't send one to everyone though--the price of a stamp alone is insane!--but I still enjoy sending them. This year we got a few that were postcards. I loved that so I might do that next year! Plus the stamps are cheaper! Sometimes I get cheap and lazy though and just send email cards to everyone. That way we can at least include more people.