At Christmas time, my mom does the strangest thing. She signs up for lists, and she exchanges addresses and she sends and receives tons of Christmas cards. Which in itself is only slightly weird (more on that in a second) but the strangest part is that she doesn’t know any of these people. She just gets random Christmas cards from random strangers.
I’ve already gotten a few text/messages/e-mails asking for my address to send me a Christmas card. and I’ve yet to respond to a single one, and here is why:
What’s the purpose of sending a Christmas card?
I rarely, if ever, receive a Christmas card with any sort of purpose. by that, I mean that usually I get a picture of some Christmas/holiday related icon, a funny caption or Bible verse, and then “Merry Christmas!” or “Happy Holidays!” with the person’s name signed at the bottom. No messages. No personal stories. nothing. Just a generic thing.
Does it really make you happy when you get a Christmas card? Not just mail, but a Christmas card? To me, it’s the equivalent of receiving those free guilt trip return address labels from charities trying to get your money. It’s a tiny bit personal, but mostly not.
So I’ll pass on the Christmas cards, but if you want to PayPal me the 44 cents you’re saving for a stamp, I’d definitely be happy. It adds up, you know.
…aren’t I just full of holiday cheer!