Sending Christmas cards
I just finished mailing the last two of my Christmas cards today at lunch break – one to an uncle in Texas and another one to an aunt in Ontario. I think they’ll still get it in time for Christmas.
I was late in mailing my Christmas cards this year. I usually send them out during the last days of November or early days of December. But I wasn’t feeling well at that time. I’ve had this terrible headache two weekends ago. And I only got the chance to sit down, write cards and insert pictures in the envelopes last week. I sent them out to relatives and friends in the Philippines and one cousin in U.A.E. – a total of twelve envelopes. I’m not sure if they’ll get them before Christmas but hey, it’s better late than never.
I know that people send e-cards and e-mails nowadays, but my aunts and uncles don’t have access to computers and the internet. My friend, Empress, said that she doesn’t bother sending out cards anymore. She’s much too busy and hasn’t got the time. I’m also super busy especially of late, but I explained to her that it has become a ritual and I think sending out cards give that Christmas greeting a more personal touch. Besides, my sister, who’s also here in Winnipeg, send cards to them. Sure, she’s also busy with looking after the husband and seven kids but she could easily find time because she doesn’t work. If I don’t send out these cards, I will end up looking like the bad niece, not remembering her aunts, uncles and cousins back home. He he he.
But I’m not kidding. I think it was two years ago when my aunt in Manila received my sister’s card before Christmas. Mine was delayed. And she was rambling on Christmas Day how I’d forgotten her but remembered my other aunt, her sister. Of course, she received mine after Christmas. It must have just been detained at the post office due to the Christmas rush.
What about you? Do you still send cards by snail mail?
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