Much like my mother (and who knows, maybe my grandmother, too), I never got into the habit of sending out holiday cards. For a while, among acquaintances at least, that put me in the minority. Now, if anecdotal evidence is to be believed, I’ve got lots of company.
Of course, there are plenty of alternatives, e-cards among the most prominent. I don’t send them, either. For some reason, in spite of the fact that I like to write and receive real letters, I can’t seem to send more than a handful of cards in any given year. And this year, I was so busy that I (gasp) didn’t send any at all. Aside from laziness, I guess I’d say that I’m conflicted about whether or not a card is the best way to get in touch with people to whom I really owe a letter or a long personal email, or whether it’s appreciated by all but my most far-flung friends and relatives.
Do you send holiday cards?