What She Wore: Black capris; black tee; gray, cable-knit, hooded sweater with a zipper; black and gray herringbone mary janes with two little straps.
Tis the season for a little ranting, right? Today I am trying to address Christmas cards. I like to send the photo kind of card–mainly because that is my favorite kind to receive. I love seeing how everyone is doing and growing. Here’s the thing–I like sending CHRISTMAS cards. My card this year reads “Christmas 2007.” As if we’ve all just graduated from the event. I hate that. I went to several sites and all the card I found said “happy holidays” or some other crap. Seriously, is it that hard to offer the option of a Christmas card? I know that not everyone celebrates Christmas–I’m not an idiot–but why can’t I get any choices? The research I did shows me that there are about 150 million Christians living in the US. Surely I’m not the only one who wants to send a cute photo card. I’ve looked over the cards my Mother-in-law has recieved this year. A couple of them are religious is nature–they’re also heinously ugly. Glitter, woodland creatures, and other business. Seriously, is being a Christian just un-hip and out-dated? Christmas is about celebrating a miracle and celebrating the reason for faith. Can it be that hard to make a card that says, “Merry Christmas?”
Personally, I think that most of us have just dropped the ball. We don’t even notice that cards don’t say Merry Christmas. We think that Happy Holidays is a synonym. For a lot of years it was OK with me. But this year is different. I’m celebrating my own miracle–my faith. I needed more than “Christmas 2007.” Nothing out there could adequately capture the joy, the amazement, the revelation that this year has been. It’s a shame.
End rant. Feel free to move about the cabin.