Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Bah Humbug?

If I don't xmas cards this year - or maybe ever again - does that make me a Scrooge?

I hate the feelings of guilt about having to send out cards to anyone & everyone.

Does it make sense to send out cards to people just because they send me a card?

Honestly, there are some people I would want to send cards, but do you need to send a card if you will see them in person? Isn't a verbal greeting as good or better?

Isn't it ok to just send cards to people you want to but cannot give a verbal greeting to? Or maybe I should just call those people instead -- I'm thinking of those people out of state that I do not have the opportunity to wish a Happy Holidays to.

I feel a little like the card business has made such a push at commercializing the holidays and making you feel guilty if you don't buy a $5 box of cards and send it out.

Really, what is a card if all it is, is a card with no letter or anything and is just a signature on some pre-printed words.

I'm not doing xmas cards this year, well, I might send out to a couple of friends out of state I will not see and call them too. But other than that, I am giving myself permission to not feel guilty about not doing cards. And maybe next year I will feel even better about not doing it.

4 comments:

Alison said...

Wait until you have the baby and then send those photo cards out. I stopped sending out cards a year or so ago. I don't care if it makes me a humbug though. I'd forgive you.

Meow said...

Send cyber cards to those who you have email addresses to then send out cards to the out of state friends and relatives who you don't send an e-card to.
For people you see all the time just hand them a card.

Lame Shrill Owl said...

Well, no cards this year and I'll see how I feel about it after the baby is born. I have a feeling I might be one of those that wants to send photo cards. Although I like the idea of doing it at a different holiday. I worked with someone once who sent out holiday photo cards for St. Patrick's Day (as they were Irish) instead of Christmas. We'll see.

Lame Shrill Owl said...

I think maybe in lieu of xmas cards we will send out picture cards after the baby is born.