Send Some Holiday Love and Good Cheer!

Amid baths and homework last night I whipped up a few batches of Christmas cookies. No, the caramels aren’t done yet and the rosettes might not happen this year, but I had bigger fish to fry. The yearly Christmas card and letter had to get finished, printed, stuffed, licked, stamped, and dropped in the mail today!

I’m a paper fan, and even more so, I’m a huge advocate for receiving items in the mailbox that don’t require payments or any other sort of action other than opening and enjoying. So I love the holiday season and making the daily trek to the mailbox to see what tidings of joy and good cheer have been sent to us by friends, family, co-workers, old college roommates and the like. It’s a time to catch up, reminisce, share news of your family, and reconnect with everyone – those you see on a daily basis and those you might not, but who still hold a special place in your heart.
Sending Christmas cards has been a tradition since the 1840s when a Londoner designed the first cards, which sold for a shilling each. These early cards wished recipients a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, but depicted warm weather images, such as fairies and flowers. Since then, Christmas cards have become a collection of everything from elaborate and lovely to simple and to the point. One thing hasn’t changed, though: holiday cards still serve the purpose of wishing loved ones a festive holiday season and good cheer for the New Year.

Yes, modern technology has evolved. The handwritten letter is on the Endangered Species List and emails, text messages and e-cards have increase in popularity. But despite the cost savings and ease of sending merry wishes through cyberspace, in my humble opinion, it doesn’t compare to the anticipation of visiting the mailbox, running one’s finger along the envelope flap, and pulling free a cardstock missive conveying merry sentiments for a happy holiday. If it’s only once a year, I believe we all should take the time to do things the old fashioned way. It will be appreciated.

Don’t believe me? Just imagine if Grandma sent a virtual box of cyber cookies instead of lovingly baking and wrapping up a tin of your favorite Christmas cookies.

Yes, your days are numbered! But if you’re worried you missed the boat on sending out Christmas cards, fear not! You still have plenty of time to send out wishes of peace and good fortune for the New Year. I know of a fabulous printing company that offers a jolly-quick turn-around this time of year! Give Carlson Craft a jingle and get your New Year’s cards printed and in the mail before the ball drops on 2013.

Happy Holidays!

2 Comments On This Topic
  1. Dee Thorpe/ High Plains Journal Acct #36169
    7 years ago

    I have been trying to call you to find out if we can still order personalized Christmas Cards? What is the last date we can order Christmas Cards. I have called twice and stayed on the phone a long time and no one ever answered.

    Please email me and let me know I need to order some for a Client.

    • Carlson Craft
      7 years ago

      Hello Dee,

      We apologize you haven’t been able to get in contact with anyone here at Carlson Craft. I’ve forwarded your information to our Customer Service Department. They will be reaching out to you and will be able to answer any questions you have.

      Thanks!

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