Am I Too Cynical About Christmas Cards?
Posted by Karl Withakay on December 25, 2009
I don’t send Christmas cards. I don’t have anything against Christmas cards. I actually enjoy receiving them, but I just can’t find the motivation to send them. (I’ll admit it’s a result of a combination of laziness and selfishness.)
My favorite cards are photo cards from friends showing them and their families. Those tend to stay on my fridge for a long time. However, I don’t really care for cards from people who aren’t any kind of friends or family. You know, the card from my car dealer, my financial guy, my insurance agent, etc.
I got an envelope in the mail the other day and thought to myself,
Oh cool, a card!
I wonder who it’s from.
Cool, it’s a photo card!
Hey, she’s pretty attractive!
Wait a minute, I don’t know her.
Was it delivered to the right address?
Yes, that’s my name and address on the envelope.
What’s on the back of the card?
She’s my Rams ticket agent.
I don’t really care for holiday or birthday cards that are paid for out of someone’s marketing budget. They just don’t feel sincere. I did like the holiday card from James Randi this year, perhaps because it was a photo card. Do you like cards no matter who their from, or could you care less if your hair salon sends you a card for Christmas?