[Photo courtesy of Awkward Family Photos]
The only time I like to send Christmas cards is when I have a family photo for them, which I do not this year, so that's why I won't be sending any this year. I enjoy receiving photo cards very much. I think the photo-less cards with only a signature, though, are a waste of my money (sorry!) and are not necessary today, what with Facebook, blogs, email, etc. (Though I suppose they help the post office stay in business.)
I also enjoy the Christmas letters (though I've only written one in my life, the year we lost two Great Grandma Florence and Grandpa 4444). There is nothing I could possibly write in a holiday card that you and my family, neighbors, etc. don't already know about us. Yes, some of you
I have an idea that I would love....a website from which you could send digital photo or video Christmas greetings to friends. They could also send them to you, and the site would host all of the "cards" you receive and allow you to make a digital slideshow of the greetings you receive. That slideshow could take center stage on a laptop, on a coffee table, where everyone could enjoy it (probably even moreso than the typical Christmas card display.) I'm just putting this out here because if such a site exists, I'd like to know about it. If it doesn't, I'll get right on that.
Just kidding. You go right ahead.
5 days and counting...