Why? Well it’s not because I’m all “Bah Humbug!” at this time of year (honestly!) but because, frankly, with the advent (no pun intended!) of the Internet, email and Social Networking – rarely a month goes by without me keeping in touch with pretty much every one of my contacts anyway!
There are exceptions to this rule – I’ve got a few (typically older) friends and family who either are not online or we don’t do very well at staying in touch with each other, but wherever possible I use the Christmas season as a reminder to pick up the telephone and call them, or make the time to visit with them.
My green instincts also influence me here – all those printed cards produce a lot of waste, much of which isn’t recycled. Those Christmas Cards I do receive are recycled in the New Year along with all the rest of my Christmas Waste – you can find out how to recycle Christmas Waste in the same yourself here.
In conclusion, I don’t understand the purpose in sending Christmas Cards to everyone you know anymore!
Royal Mail fails the Christmas Card test
I know many people feel differently to this and take great pleasure in sending and receiving Christmas cards, and I hope if you’re one of those people you won’t be offended by not receiving a card from me, but when the Royal Mail fails the Christmas Card test, then there’s a chance that if you’ve sent me a Christmas Card that I’ll not receive it anyway!
Donating to The Woodlands Trust
So whilst I won’t be sending many Christmas Cards, I’ll still be enjoying what I believe Christmas is all about – taking time to get together with friends and family, relax and have fun!
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas! 🙂