I absolutely love the idea of sitting down every December and writing cards to all my nearest and dearest. Of getting my good glittery pens out, thinking of little messages to write and licking each envelope and whacking a stamp on the front.
But I haven’t done cards properly since I moved out of home.
I was thinking over the weekend about how at work we don’t send Christmas cards, but instead just pop a message on the last newsletter of the year and donate the equivalent funds to a local charity. And then it hit me: I could do the same for us! It saves time, we can do our bit for Mother Nature and make a donation to help someone/s less fortunate than we are.
So I fired up Photoshop last night and threw something together and have just finished emailing it around to virtually everyone on my email list. And I’ve decided to buy a goat for a poverty-stricken African community through Oxfam Unwrapped.
I wonder if I’m offending anyone by doing it this way instead of the proper way?