Why I Still Send Christmas Cards

Yes, I am one of a dying bred – people who still actually mail Christmas cards.  Not only Christmas cards but birthday cards, anniversary cards, “Hello” my friend cards, “Thinking of You” cards, etc.  Yes, I am doing my part to keep the paper card industry thriving in this country.  Well, that’s not exactly the reason.

On holidays and special occasions, I think there is nothing more special than knowing that someone took the time to pick out just the right card and then took more time to send that special card you. Don’t get me wrong.  I truly appreciate every eCard that I receive.  But for me, I send paper cards ninety percent of the time.

It is much easier to send an eCard, group email, Facebook post, Tweet, Instagram message and any of the other social media or electronic messages that are available to us.  We can do that without thinking.  But a card that you can open with anticipation, read and re-read over and over again is special.

There will come a day, I am sure when I will succumb to the convenience and cost savings of the world of social media.  But for now, I prefer to continue to reach out and spend a little time with those I may not seen for a while but whose friendship I still hold close.

Merry Christmas to everyone – however you get your message out!




  1. Sieglinda Habersham says:

    🎊🎉🎊 A HAPPY NEW YEAR🎊🎉🎊🎉
    Colita, I appreciate and agree with your thoughts on sending greetings of any type. However, I am just plain lazy; and use cost/ time as reasons for not sending greetings. Even though I am as old as dirt I find it convenient to use technology to send my greetings. Oh, by the way, I’m not that great with technology.
    You and Frank have a wonderful holiday!

    • Clolita says:

      Ha! I completely understand. I re-think it every year but I can’t give it up just yet. Who knows what next year will bring! It all works! Have a wonderful Christmas and a very happy New Year!

  2. Jack says:

    I still send Christmas cards as well. Usually it is a picture of the family from some period in the summer and it helps keep me stay connected with different people — most of whom don’t own a computer 🙂 I try to write a personal message to each person and this really helps put me into the spirit of Christmas.

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