Thursday, December 02, 2010
Christmas Cards and Christmas Letters
Sometimes I wish I were a member of the younger, electronic generation. Some people of my acquaintance do a little magic on their computers, hit a button, and presto--electronic Christmas greetings spring forth into the air like Santa's reindeer departing a rooftop after a too-long stop. Somehow, that just doesn't have the same magic as paper upon which someone has taken the time and trouble to write words, then gone to the expense of affixing a stamp and mailing it. Then again, I don't have a Kindle or eReader, preferring my books (as well as my Christmas cards) in printed form.
I'm sure we'll send out cards again this year. The issue of the Christmas letter is yet to be solved. But I'd like to know what the verdict at your house is regarding this issue. Cards? Letter? Electronic greetings? Or just ignore the whole thing?
Meanwhile, to everyone who reads these Random Jottings, whether on a regular or irregular basis, to each of you who've bought one or more of my novels this past year, to all whom I consider my cyber-friends--my very best wishes for a wonderful, meaningful holiday season. Merry Christmas.