I didn’t get Christmas cards mailed out this year. The task kept getting bumped down the priority ladder–what with work, school, and a new kid and all.
Oddly enough, we didn’t recieve as many Christmas cards and letters this year as we did last year. My first thought was that I get what I give, but then I heard a few other people say that they didn’t get as many cards this year as they did last year either. Funny how that happened.
Actually, I have a theory for what sapped our Christmas card sending energy: Blogging! Although this isn’t my excuse, my guess is that more people are blogging nowadays and we expect that people keep up on our goings-on by reading our blogs and there’s no need for an annual update or Holidays hello.
In the past I’ve heard people say they don’t like the annual canned family Christmas letter update because they feel it’s a “brag fest” or that it’s too impersonal. Both reasons are not very kind to say, in my opinion. But if you think about it, Blogging is even less personal. That is… unless you leave comments on each others blogs!
I know I’m not the greatest at leaving comments and I pledge to be better because I know it really is a great way to keep people connected. Besides that, it’s fabulous blogging etiquette.
What do you think?