Christmas Cards Keep Us Connected

by Henry L. on October 15, 2012

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Who would have thought in these days of instant news and entertainment, getting Christmas cards would have such sentimental value.  We all have anywhere from 50 to 100+ friends on Facebook, Twitter or some other form of social media.  But realistically, how many of those friends would you send, or would send you a Christmas card?  How many of these so-called friends actually “know” you?  Besides looking/commenting on their latest holiday status updates and pictures do you really care about expressing holiday cheer to these so-called friends?  But when you get a card, you know for sure, you have friends beyond the confines of social media.  The fact that you are receiving something in the mail, that you can touch and feel, and has been specifically sent to you, means more than any “like” or “status update”!

Personalized Christmas cards take this a step further.  The fact that your friend or loved-one, took the time to not only select a beautiful card, but express their personal sentiments gives that annual Christmas card even greater meaning.  It means I’m not just a blip on your screen; I’m a person worthy of the time and effort it takes to send a distinctive greeting.  For me it means we’re connected in the real world and it makes me feel special.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Amanda October 17, 2012 at 2:10 pm

I absolutely agree. Facebook is very impersonal.

Monica October 17, 2012 at 2:31 pm

How right you are. During the Christmas season I love when I go to the mailbox and see envelopes that I know are Christmas cards. I can’t wait to open them, see who they are from, admire the design and revel in the sentiment. It definitely distinguishes my true friends from what I like to call my opportunistic friends.

Carol October 24, 2012 at 4:24 pm

I agree. I’d much rather receive a christmas card from someone who genuinely cares and/or took the time to think of me and my family…

Alexandra November 6, 2012 at 12:07 pm

It is great seeing all of the envelopes and wondering what is written inside. Each card does make me smile each year.

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