Tuesday, December 01, 2009

sadness is...

... sending out 67 Christmas cards knowing you'll be lucky to get three in return... and NO, email greetings will NOT suffice! Hiss. spit. growl.

9 comments:

The Digital Hairshirt said...

So send me your address!

Elizabeth said...

I feel you pain.
"Merry Christmas, indeed!"...
Just consider it a mortification to love them all anyway...and remember that Jesus sends us all His Love- EVERYDAY...think of how few responses HE gets :(
Blessings for Advent.
Pax Christi

runswithangels said...

Me, too! (Look! You know who I am!)

Fr. Erik Richtsteig said...

Do you really want a bunch of cards with the xeroxed family letters?

Mary Ellen said...

Ever since I quit sending out cards, I've been crossed off the list of many card senders...which I fully understand. It just became too expensive when the cost of postage went up. If I send a card to one family member, I have to send to all...and I have a very large Italian family.

Old Bob said...

I echo Digital Hairshirt.

Jennifer @ Conversion Diary said...

That just ain't right! I loooove Christmas cards -- getting them, sending them, the whole bit. Send me your address and I'd love to put you on our list! The fact that my blog won "best Spiritual Treat" in your web awards counts as knowing one another well enough to exchange cards, right? :)

Minkykat said...

I hear ya on the cost of postage!
Do like we did this un and under employed year: put it out on YouTube. It's a letter in pictures using MS Photostory3 with some lovely music to go with.
Have a look! Merry Christmas to everyone over here!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_55RH56jxII

shussong said...

I get about a bazillion christmas cards from various charitable organizations.The dollar stores also carry cute boxed cards. I write in them through the year and then send them to our servicemen overseas, also to the veterans in our local VA hospital and nursing home. christmas cards mean alot when you are so far away from home.

When I was a broke starving college student--in the days before computers and the Internet--I made my own christmas cards..I took a class offered by the community center which gave me tons of cute ideas..the ones that folks really liked were ones where I used dried pressed pansies.

Sara