The Christmas Card Compromise
I’ve all but given up sending Christmas cards. I order them, and even go as far as hand-addressing each envelope. My major hold up is filling out the inside. As a writer, I obsess on coming up with a personalized sentiment to include in each card. I should just sign the cards and complete the task, but I can’t help but feel as though that cheats my friends and family out of what they really want when they open the envelope. I could create a form letter, but who wants to receive another impersonal, sappy stream of self-absorbed drivel? Furthermore, I just don’t have that much to write!
After much contemplation, I think I’ve found a solution to my Christmas-card conundrum— send Valentine cards. In February, those envelopes I addressed in December will be stuffed with the vintage-inspired cowboy and cowgirl postcards pictured with this article.
I found the cards on cafepress.com while researching great gift ideas last fall. I’ve had two months to customize my hand-written messages, and it’s my hope that when people pull the card from the envelope they’ll see the cowboy and cowgirl images and smile.
If you want to order a package of these valentines, visit cafepress.com and type in product numbers 62567810 and 62567807. The images come on greeting- and postcards.