I've started getting Christmas cards in the mail this week. Hooray! Christmas cards are one of my favorite things about this time of the year.I'm not sure why. It's not like I don't know what's already happening in everyone's lives or that I haven't already seen 500+ pictures of their family this year. With facebook, instagram, and blogs how can I not stay updated?
A friend of mine recently posed a question on facebook asking if sending Christmas cards via e-mail is tacky. I don't know about tacky but there is just something that warms my soul to have happy smiling faces of people I love on my fridge. Maybe it's the symbol of time invested. Really any snail mail I get that isn't a bill or ad is almost fridge-worthy. Handwritten notes or even just personal correspondence are so precious and rare. I think receiving something personal makes me feel special--I must mean something to someone if they are willing to deal with the hassel of finding a paper and pen, along with an envelope and a stamp, AND getting the mail to the mailbox.
Where do you stand on the issue? Do you send them and to who? Do you receive many? What do you think about e-mail versus snail mail Christmas cards?