Here’s my dilemma, I don’t feel like sending cards this year. Is there something wrong with me? I’ve always sent them although I felt like this last year too but I made myself do it. I also like to put a picture in the card but I don’t have one this year.
I feel just a signed plain old card is pointless. It’s like you send me one, I send you one. I find no point in that. It’s kind of like when you exchange gifts with someone and you both want money. All your really doing is giving them your money and they give you their money right back. What’s the fun or the point of that? You may as well just hand each other money. How can people call that a gift?
I’m not a scrooge. I love Christmas but I like to write a note or send a picture to make people laugh or just think of us. But, I look at a card and unless it’s got a picture that I’ll save, I set it aside and never look at it again. I usually hang them around a door frame on a ribbon but I never look at them again. I positively hate the “brag” letters too. I really don’t need to hear about every stop someone made on a cross country trip in the camper last summer. Call me what you like, I hate those letters. How come all their kids are corporate executives and members of MENSA? Doesn’t anyone just have “normal” lives? Another thing now is I get so many that aren’t even signed by anyone. That feels especially cold. The envelopes as well as the cards are all done by the computer and printer.
I’m not sure why I feel so strongly this year about it but I just can’t even make myself open up the box. I did buy them though!! That’s saying something isn’t it? Every morning my mom asks me if I got my cards done so maybe tomorrow I’ll just tell her yes, and just send one to her. My heart isn’t in it and I don’t know why.
Do you send cards? Do you have your computer spit them out or do you sign them and address them by hand? Do you send a pic or are you a “letter” sender?
*sigh, I used to have them done by Dec 1st*