Stacks of Christmas Cards
Christmas is over, but a few tardy Christmas cards will still float in over the next few days. Not for us — as we received a total of 5 cards this year.
My parents, however, stockpiled stacks of stamped, addressed, printed and handwritten cards from more than 50-years’ worth of acquaintances. Those are my dad’s feet and glasses to the left, where he sat to peruse the cards.
It must be a generational trend. We younger folks know not only what big trips and accomplishments our friends had in 2009, but also what they ate for breakfast, their top 10 (fill in the blank) and any other status update worthy enough of a tweet.
I appreciate those of my generation who still value the crisp, personal correspondence of a mailed piece. Hopefully someday I’ll re-join the ranks. I’m still reeling from the thank you cards we mailed after our wedding in 2008. Give me time.