My friend and fellow fiction writer Angela Arndt wrote about Christmas cards and graciously allowed me to share her post here:
Paper Christmas Cards
Every paper Christmas card I receive is read and hung in the window so I can see it every day. I love seeing the beautiful scenes, the funny faces, the sweet notes inside. Christmas cards are such a personal touch that I’d love to send to all my friends and family
BUT with my chronic pain and muscle issues, it’s getting harder and harder to write those personal greetings and address the envelopes. So I subscribed to Jacquie Lawson’s website. For an annual fee, you can send beautiful stories disguised as Christmas cards.
Then there are those you barely know — send a card or not? Will they feel obligated to send one back or will they feel snubbed if you don’t?
How to Decide?
Grammarly.com has come up with a tongue-in-cheek way to help you make that decision. It’s just for fun and I hope you get a laugh from it. In fact, they also sent some cool Christmas card facts:
- Americans send 1.6 billion holiday cards annually [source]
- Women purchase an estimated 80% of all greeting cards [source]
- E-cards have become an environmentally friendly alternative to paper cards [source]
- Christmas cards originated in London, where Sir Henry Cole commissioned the first in 1843. [Source]
- [I]t’s customary for the President and First Lady to send White House Christmas cards each holiday season. [source]
- Calvin Coolidge issued the first official Christmas message to the American people in 1927. [source]