My hands are up. I surrender. See the white flag I carry. That is all to say, I give up on my conquest to keep the Christmas card tradition. Well, hopefully, I keep it through my last Christmas; I expect to have several more. So, to my nephews and nieces, remember me next December.
I admit to being a little harsh on those who choose a meme (one size fits all), punch a button to share with one’s 384 friends list and Christmas bonding is complete.
My main adversary is the United States Post Office. Yikes! I wish they would follow the Walmart pattern and remember that the cheaper the stamps, the more they would sell. My 384 friends list gets cut down to 38 quickly.
And I admit my choice for a special card for each of those 38 also becomes less necessary. How about my choice being cut to which one of eight cards is especially for friend number 20. You see I have two boxes of cards with four designs in each. So you probably get the one I can successfully get out of that too-tight box.
Now for which two boxes of cards I draw from. They will be the same as you received last year because I bought the left-overs at Mardel’s on January 6th at 90% off. Or the box I bought at the Dollar Store because I received a couple from friends who were not on my initial mail out labels.
Labels? You don’t handwrite the addresses? Yes, labels. I don’t handwrite. I have arthritis which never hurts; I don’t take chances, however. How about the signatures inside? Computer made labels.
Okay, the ones I mail out are not very personal; but the ones I receive are! So keep them coming. Snail mail. You would be rewarded by seeing my big small when I spotted an envelop on the table while ago. Is it? Oh, yes, it is. A Christmas card from Novetta! With a full lined page letter within! She needs an address for a long time ago relative. I’m about to send the address.
Ah, the joy of Christmas Cards. But I surrender to the technology that makes “cloud-sent” cards possible. That way I get to read your Christmas greetings to me and those you send to my friends.