4 responses to “MOMMASAID CLASSIC: Twitter Killed My Christmas Cards”

  1. Florence Hupf

    Jen…it’s well after midnight as I wrote my missive on cards, so forgive me for getting away from commenting on your own cancer. I hope you are doing well. Keep up with the annual tests, and don’t listen to negative people. YOu don’t sound like you do. I’m over 8 years out of treatment for me. Be well, know God is with you all the way.

  2. Florence Hupf

    I’ve always sent out Christmas cards, even the year I had just finished my cancer treatment, tired as I could be. Elizabeth, your pastor is correct, and this is how I made the deadline. I don’t think anyone expected me to feel like it, but I wanted to show myself that cancer wasn’t going to take this life-long tradition away from me, no matter how long it took me. One thing I did do differently, however, was not write a paragraph like I do every year. Even this year, it was only a sentence of two. To people we see often, I don’t send a photocard, but a soft Little Drummer Boy or Santa kneeling over the Christchild. I don’t do Facebook..no time..but I felt I had to write SOMETHING…to me, social media is removing the intimacy in a relationship. What I wouldn’t give to see my grandmother’s spidery script handwriting on just one more envelope.

  3. Kat Gordon

    First of all, congrats on kicking cancer’s butt, Jen.

    To answer your question: Yes, we are sending Christmas cards this year. Yet I see your point. In writing our holiday letter, guess what I used to jog my memory on the year’s happenings? That’s right — my Facebook updates. How insane to mail people a printed version of mini events they’ve been reading all year long. Yet I can’t stop myself. I’m a sucker for the gorgeous family photo and the yummy paper. Feels like the only real bonafide holiday greetings anymore.

  4. Elizabeth Johnson

    I think I’m only going to send out cards to those people on my list who aren’t my friends on Facebook. Everybody else already knows what’s been going on in my life.

    I also subscribe to my pastor’s reasoning that Christmas lasts from Christmas (December 25) through either Epiphany (January 6) or the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord (a week later), and I have all that time to get my cards out without being late.

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