Sunday, 4 December 2011

JYC 2011 - December 3rd: Christmas Cards.

I'm torn on the issue of Christmas cards. Kendo is firmly of the opinion that Christmas cards should be reserved for those people you don't see throughout the year, that's its crazy to send Christmas cards to people who you can easily say 'Merry Christmas' to in person.

The older I get the more I'm inclined to agree with him. Especially when you consider how much the whole card thing feeds into the consumerist agenda of Christmas. That said, in these days when written correspondance (that's not in the form of junk mail or a bill) is few and far between maybe its a time to revive the tradition of putting actual pen to real paper and penning some thoughtful words to someone special.

I have long since given up on handmade Christmas cards (way too much guilt for not completing them and who needs that stress?) but I have actually gotten round to buying some cards this year. Whether they actually make it to being sent is a whole other issue though!