Do you create and send out holiday cards each year?
Would you like to know why you are not receiving Christmas cards this year?
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Every year the holiday season sneaks up on me faster and faster. It seems like the second Halloween is over the pumpkins, witches and ghosts are all quickly replaced by a multitude of holiday decorations.
The holidays can sometimes be a stressful time with all of the planning, purchasing and wrapping, that giving can often get lost in the shuffle.
Between creating photo or personalized cards and the cost of mailing, sending holiday cards can get a little pricey.
Now please don’t get me wrong my friends, I absolutely LOVE and look forward to receiving each and every one of your holiday cards that are sent to our home.
What I personally do not love is the idea that after the holiday season is over, the cards that many of my family and friends have worked hard to create, choose the perfect picture for and spend money on either have to get stored away or eventually discarded.
After talking with a friend a couple of years ago at the start of the holiday season, she mentioned that her family was not going to be making or sending out Christmas cards, but instead donating the money that would’ve been spent to their favorite charity.
I thought that was such a fabulous idea and a great way to get the whole family involved in another form of giving throughout the holiday season. Plus, selfishly this means less stress for me in having to create and send out holiday cards.
My family and I decided that is what we would do.
We would no longer send out Christmas cards, and instead donate the money that would’ve been spent to a local family in need, a charity or an animal rescue.
Please leave a comment and let me know if you think that Christmas cards (traditional or photo) are slowly becoming extinct due to the digital age.
Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from my family to yours.