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Dec 03

Snail Mail Migration

Santa in a Hammock copyright Wallpaper ShopIt was still November, and I got my first Christmas card of the season already – from my brother in the UK!  Along with it, came a note – letting me know that because they were planning on moving to Spain next year, this would be the last year they would be sending Christmas cards – and next year they’d be transitioning to e-cards.  Their reasoning was eloquently put “in the interests of economy, rain forest and time …… please cross us off your list”

I smiled, and ruminated “they’re only going to Spain, it’s not a 3rd world country – they have cards, stamps and a postal service there too”

Fast forward a week — I trudged around the shops on a Thanksgiving weekend, looking for boxes of suitable Christmas cards; spent a week rounding up mailing addresses; wrote them out; queued up in the local post office for 30 minutes; and mailed them off.

Maybe my brother has got the right approach — 5 hours of my life and not much change from $150, later.  I’d sent Holiday Cheer to all and sundry – wouldn’t e-cards have been a better solution?

So….”in the interests of economy, rain forest and time …… please cross us off your list” — look forward to reading, printing and displaying your e-cards!