- Real mail – People love to get it and it’s not a bill or junk mail and will be received well.
- Remembering in prayer – I know a family that keeps every card they receive and places them in a basket. Every day of the year, the family pulls a card and prays for that person or family.
- Recycle – Some people keep the cards using the imagery to make other crafts.
- Reminiscent – Each card represents a friendship and is a personal act of love. I’ve been known to keep them from year to year.
- Reflective – Sending cards through the mail seems like it’s from another era. Keeping this tradition alive gives people a few moments in their day to reflect on the family or friend who sent them a card.
When someone makes the effort to purchase the cards, fill out the cards and mail out the cards, that is a thoughtful act! Whether you enclose a photo or a gospel tract or just your signature, receiving them is a blessing.
There’s no other way to look at it. It takes time, money, effort, and intention to send Christmas cards. Let’s keep this tradition alive and keep sending Christmas cards!
Sending Christmas cards is a good way to let your friends and family know that you think they’re worth the price of a stamp. Melanie White