7 Months on the Road Checking Off the Bucket List travel blog


Every year I send Christmas cards. The people on my list range from high school friends to neighbors we've had in several states. Some are relatives and a few are from the crews I dispatched for 15 years. The list grows and it needs to be thinned out. I write and enclose a Christmas letter with a personal note in each one. Last year I cut 20 and heard from 10 that they did not receive my Christmas letter. Most on the list call, send an email, or contact me on Facebook. Hearing from them is part of my Holiday cheer. It takes a lot of time to make cards, write a letter that does not sound like I am competing for family of the year. More of a humorous incident letter.

So is physical mail a thing of the past? If it is ,why is it still important to the ones on my list? I only made half the cards this year. Maybe next year I buy them all or sent the letter electronically. Another tradition bites the dust.

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