I have just been told that I am not to be making any handmade cards for Christmas this year!!!! As you can imagine, I am not happy but the Mhinisteir does have a point. Given my health condition, it is going to take a lot out of me.
I don’t usually send out Christmas cards. Instead I send out New year cards. Back in Scotland , the ultra conservative Christians don’t send Christmas cards as they are of the view that Christmas is a pagan festival.
My reason for sending new year cards is very different reason. It is purely based on personal experience. At Christmas, here at the vicarage we receive hundreds of Christmas cards. I often feel that we are not able to appreciate or read them thoughtfully given that December is a very busy month.
I also noticed that after the hustle and bustle of Christmas, January becomes a very quiet month and you hardly receive anything in the post. Furthermore sending a New year card means that I can personally thank those who had sent us a Christmas card.
So these are my reasons for sending a new year card but this year I just have to settle for shop bought Christmas cards.