The Christmas card - is it a thing of the past? I was contemplating that the other day as to whether to even buy "real" cards. I really do like being able to write one letter and hitting a send button versus addressing envelopes etc.
Yes, I am even a Christmas letter writer. It wasn't that many years ago that I would sit down and hand write a letter and go get it copied. Then I would address the cards. I would go to the post office and purchase Christmas stamps to put on them. (Okay best invention - self-adhering stamps!!) I can even remember one year when I had one of those wax initial stamps and sealed the envelopes with those. (Yes, you can still purchase those- even saw it in McCook!)
With the purchase of a computer I was able to type and print my own letters. Now I can add cutsy graphics etc or even print pictures of the kids to send. The computer just let me be a bit more creative with out glitter and glue. :)
However trying to block out the time to do the letter and card adventure has been the difficulty. I really have converted to the electronic card and letter. There are several free e-card services out there and some computer card designer puts together nice cards and great music. There are also some funny cards. There are religious ones. You can even poke fun of the holidays is you want.
Admittedly, I will still send out a few cards - to those folks who still like to send cards etc. But chances are those will be more like Happy New Year's cards.
Good luck to the Southwest basketball teams as they will be beginning their seasons along with all the other area high school round ball teams!! Safe travels everyone!!