December 8th, 2014 at 3:28 pm
By Kim Ross
In this age of Instagram, Facebook, and other social media outlets, people have so many more ways of staying in touch than they did years ago. It’s easier to talk to far away friends and see pictures of their kids, homes, vacations, activities, etc. Because of this, many question whether or not they should still bother to send out holiday cards.
Do we send holiday cards out of obligation or is the act something that follows the tradition of the holiday spirit of giving? Sending cards can definitely feel like a part of the stress that comes with the season.
Holiday cards are an easy way to spread cheer by connecting with people through a short note, photo, or even just the notion that you’re thinking of them. A card doesn’t have to be a perfect picture, a long newsletter, or sent out to a ton of people. Think of the feeling you get when you find a card with a short note at the end of a stressful day – it brings a smile to your face. And considering how “digital” we’ve all become, a handwritten note or piece of regular snail mail is a real change of pace. Amongst all the bills, advertisements, and catalogs, these lovely cards really shine through.
I’ll be sending out cards this year, just because the act of receiving them has such a impact on me. I know when mine go out, they impact others too. Will you be sending out holiday cards this year?