As I write this post, I'm only at letter "R" in my address book for my holiday cards. Admittedly, I got a late start this year, but have eased into sending "New Years Greetings" instead of "Winter Holiday" ones. I combine my holiday cards with my letter returns; so, while some cards take only a minute or two of a hello, most of my letters take about an hour to pen, on average. To date, I've sent over 100 cards for this holiday season. If only half of those took an hour, well... you can see why I'm only at "R".
I don't feel guilty, really, about the lateness of the mail. It'll get there when it gets there. Even if it becomes "Christmas in July," it's important to me to send them off. I like sending mail. Additionally, holiday cards are how I manage my address book. If I haven't gotten a letter from someone all year long, they get a holiday card for that year, and then I erase the entry. If they send me mail in return, I'll pencil them back in.* Otherwise, I'll be sending cards til next holiday season. Plus, you have to send a letter to get a letter. That's what it says on the sign.
So, if you're waiting on holiday mail from me and you're at the back of the alphabet, it's coming! How's your card writing going? Did you all finish? Do you send holiday cards, New Years cards, or no cards at all? How do you decided who gets one? Are you starting your Valentines yet?
Let's send all the mail in 2015,
*Does not apply to family because I'm not heartless.