I’m 35 years old and this is the first year that I sent out Christmas cards. I just never thought it was very important. That’s kind of strange since I really enjoy getting them. It all started as I began wondering about all the cards I get, and why people send them even though they’ve never gotten one in return. I get them mostly from friends and relatives that I usually see around Christmas, and so I get to wish them happy holidays in person. But still, they take the time to send me a card as an added little expression of cheer and I suddenly started to feel a little bit guilty.
Actually, the more I thought about it, the more I realized everyone I know sends me a card. Even the company I work for sends cards out to all the employees, and business Christmas cards to all their customers. So I decided I would send out cards that look awesome, don’t cost much, and don’t require too much time on my part. I got a nice customized greeting, signed them and sent them off.
I know I sound like I’m just “keeping up appearances”, and I guess that’s part of it. And maybe I haven’t got quite the right attitude about it yet, but there’s hope. And this will truly be a Happy New Year, because everyone coming to my party tonight got a card from me!