I printed and mailed approximately the same number of Christmas cards this holiday as I have in recent years. I did do just a little bit of list pruning because postage isn't going down and neither is the cost to print cards, and I figured there were a few people in our roster who probably wouldn't miss us and some who see us everyday so I figure they don't need a photo.
Now we're at December 21 and I have noticed, for sure, that we have apparently been pruned from some lists as well, because we have not received nearly as many cards as we have in years past. Nor have we received as many as I sent. Hmmmm.
I read this story earlier today and breathed a small sigh of relief. If writers at Slate are talking about it then perhaps it's not just me?
So, I'm wondering. Is the cost of Christmas card production and delivery getting to folks? Are people concerned about the environmental impact of all that photo paper flying about the country? Does it take too much time? Is the pressure to capture a photo of your children smiling and clean just too great?
Wait. What? You don't know what I'm talking about and you've received a record number of holiday greetings?
Seriously, people. I want to know. Is it just us? Is it you too? What say you?