My Grandmother sent postcards. My Mother slaved over hundreds of Christmas Cards keeping track of each one sent and each one received. At some point the list got the better of her and she cut back to just those who were out-of-towners. For years I hand made my cards. What was I thinking?
As I read my Facebook page and feel the frustration of my friends and the holidays already getting the better of them, I wonder maybe it's time for a new tradition.
I love the tradition of sending and receiving cards. I line them up around my livingroom and wrap myself in their seasonal love. But I can get that same love in email if it saves paper and the carbon footprint of mail trucks and the wear and tear of friends. This year I'm going digital and I'm encouraging others to do the same.
I'm not going to give up making the cards, just giving up on the postal variety. I hope I'm forgiven in Hallmark Heaven.