As the weather seems to get colder each day, it sure makes me want to create a warm glow within our home.
How about creating that warmth in your home through sharing your love through Christmas cards this year? It doesn't have to be expensive. I find the nicest cards at the best price. You could even send an online greeting for free!
Will you be sending out Christmas cards? Each year I think, no way, I can't do this again!! Each year, we do it again!! How else (beside internet) do you connect with friends from years gone by who don't use social media?!
Christmas greetings don't have to be complicated. Many years we have done a letter because aunts and uncles [grin] need to hear from us. We rarely to pull together a picture (these days that is what Facebook is for, right?) and besides, we are trying to 'connect' but keep the cost down. So, "Keep it Simple Sweetie" and just send out a few cards or e-cards to share your love.
Go through your desk where you keep all your cards (if you are like me, your cards and stationary are in three different places, no joke!!) and find all the leftover Christmas cards from other years. I know I have them!! This will cut down the expenses, that's for sure.
If you are adventurous, you could make your cards with stamp art and involve your children. We did this one or two years. The best cards I have received are homemade ones. We bought a special Christmas stamp at a local craft store, or you could purchase one online.
It is perfectly acceptable these days to send Christmas cards out in the form of e-cards or through an email attachment. I receive some of these each year. This would definitely fit in the budget!!
There is nothing like getting a snailmail card, so even though money is
tight as always not an issue this year; I will be sending real cards to real people, at real addresses, in a real envelope, with a real stamp. I figure, that my friends and relatives are special people in my life who I'd like to express my love to just once during the year. Like I said, there is nothing like getting a real letter or card in the mail!!
To keep costs to a roaring minimum, one thing I have often done (and will likely do this year) is to send an email greeting to those I connect with online or who use social media and a snailmail card to my closest friends and relatives. Hey, they are all online but an aunt and uncle, or grandparents really should have something extra special. My aunts and uncles have always remembered me through the years, and sending them a card is a small way of returning their love.
What ideas do you have for sharing a Christmas greeting this year??
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