It’s been a few years since I last sent Christmas cards.
That is apart from to my immediate family. Then they tend to be homemade, not shop-bought.
The Wright’s love their handmade greetings!
The decision to stop sending cards wasn’t a difficult one for me to make. But I appreciate it is for some.
The personal benefits of not sending cards are:
- More time
- Less effort
- Saves money
But one of the greatest benefits is that the money I would have spent on cards and postage, I donate to charity.
Skipping the cards, doesn’t mean I don’t wish one and all a Merry Christmas. It’s done electronically and through social media. A few clicks and it’s done, and at the same time I can help to promote the charity I’m donating to that year.
I mentioned above family cards tend to be homemade. They aren’t this year. Instead I decided to buy a pack of charity cards supporting a charity that has treated my beautiful god-daughter to some amazing once in a lifetime experiences.
They’ll also receive my charity donation this year. Which is typically £20 – but if the kids and I win the gingerbread house competition it’ll increase to £100 this Christmas.
Fingers crossed Sykes Cottages like our handy work!
As William Morris famously said “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.”
The calendars are beautiful, but if you don’t believe me, please go take a look yourself. You may see some very famous boy-band supporters hanging out over there also!
Do you send cards? How do you wish Season’s Greetings to your loved ones and friends? Please share!