Even though I find this hilarious, I would NEVER send a card like this one.
But it did make me laugh....
Here I am, sitting at my desk (which is super messy as always) and to my right are two boxes of cards. When I hauled out the Christmas decor I discovered them in the box with all the wrapping paper and gift bags. I set them on my desk as a reminder to send out cards this year, but they are still sitting there as a reminder of my procrastination. I didn't send out a single card.
But I know I am not alone ~ we received two cards this year. One was mailed from my husband's brother and his wife, and the other was given to me by one of my racquetball friends (who hand makes cards every year, they are beautiful and amazing cards that take her months to plan and make). So, the tradition of sending out cards has ~ from my experience ~ died a slow death.
First of all, postage is very expensive. 55 cents for each and every card, not including extra if it is heavy or over-sized. Cards are fairly cheap unless you want a specific message, or want to impress the recipients with a fancy card. I also tried send E-cards (you can do it through Hallmark), but no one seemed very happy with them. I thought they were great, because you could add your message and some were even animated, sang songs, etc.
Secondly, it takes time. Generally we like to write something in the card, like "I wish we were together for the holidays", or something personal that you want to say. The really time crunched write a letter and print out however many they need and stuff it inside the card, which isn't very personal at all......
So, as I sit here, wondering how old these cards are, I wonder if I should just throw them out, and admit to myself that it's not something I will do. Being honest with oneself is sometimes hard. We don't want to admit we are unorganized, procrastinating shit-bags, do we? And yet. I suppose that is exactly what I am, lol.