About those Christmas cards

Since I last wrote about Christmas cards two opportunities to give to others came to my attention, and by combining those with the coats I had already purchased for children and See’s chocolate Santas I got for the Columbia staff, I decided there was no money for cards and stamps.

I will not purchase cards or postage stamps, and I will use the time I would have devoted to writing, signing, and addressing to other activities.

We have received one card as of November 26. I’ll let you know if any more show up.

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10 responses to “About those Christmas cards

  1. I’ve been playing with ideas for creating my own Christmas cards this year but haven’t actually got a design set yet. It’ll come. LOL But I like your idea that after giving to others, there isn’t enough funds for cards/postage. Nothing wrong with that in my book!

  2. None here, so far. Last year I sent out approximately 8 but may well do zero this year. Not sure yet. . .

    • I usually send around 50, but in 2020 and 2021, due to the pandemic, I went way overboard. Right around 100 cards each year, beautiful, high quality cards. Each envelope hand-addressed; each card with a handwritten note and signature.

      • I used to send 50-75 cards when I was working. My husband and I are both lifelong introverts, so we don’t have a very large social circle in retirement, which is fine with us. I once had very nice handwriting–or so I was told–but now not so much. I sincerely admire those who send personalized handwritten cards, but that’s no longer in my repertoire.

  3. “…each card with a handwritten note.” You and others like you are my heroes. If there is man who does this, I am particularly impressed.

    • The husband of one of my young teacher friends writes the Christmas newsletter. He should be writing for the Tonight Show (which is probably defunct now) because he has a great way of making every family story outrageously funny. In real life he’s an engineer.

  4. Selecting a card, writing the letter, signing our names, addressing the envelope are a spiritual practice for me. That is a choice I make and we each have the freedom to choose practices that fit our hearts and our abilities.

  5. Newsletters… less impressive than personal notes on each card. I have never done that.

  6. got a tiny little card from a friend, who I bought something larger from, have no idea where to put it because it really needs a display plinth of it’s own to shine…

    but don’t expect to see any cards other than something from the postal people – advertisement usually about Christmas hours.

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