Stamps are getting stinkin' pricey!!
Cards aren't always cheap either
Facebook has made keeping in touch and staying updated a year long event
But for me Christmas cards are beautiful. I love every single one of them. They're all different. All beautiful. Some are just photographs, with the greeting printed right on them. Others include a family newsletter. Some just have a signature. The handmade ones are awesome! I tend to send ones with a short, personal note and a family photo.
When I was ten, my dad sat me down with a stack of blank Christmas cards, stamps, a pen and his little black address book. He wrote out what he wanted me to copy into each card and left me to it. After that, I did the family Christmas cards every year until I moved away from home. As I got a little older I included a little letter with a blurb about each family member.
To me, Christmas cards are part of a wonderful part of my childhood. They mean Christmas. They get me into the holiday spirit. I wish I had started earlier this year. But, its okay. I decided to trim my list a bit this year (regretfully) for all the reasons I listed above.
I've got a nice, little stack of cards ready to take to the post office tomorrow. It gives me nice, warm fuzzies. :) I made a lot of them with blank cards and bits and pieces of old cards, pictures, and such.
So, what camp are you in? Christmas cards? Or not?