Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Start of the race

Despite the digital era, our small nation of about 5.4 million people still send some 40 million greeting card for Christmas, almost two thirds of all the postcards we send annually. I plead guilty for more than my fair share of them.

This year, I brought some cards from Rome and ordered some from Lyyti, the Etsy shop of a lovely Finnish photographer. I entered into the writing job last night continuing until I ran out of cards. The reduced seasonal postage rate will be valid for two more days and I’m all set. Well done, considering it’s me I’m talking about.

Brewing with the greeting cards is generally the tradition that will start my race for the season. Some people choose to make Christmas a marathon. I’m afraid I’m one of those who tend to succeed in turning preparations of every festivity, however big or small, into a sprint. Wish me luck that this might change one day, at least into a middle-distance event.


4 comments:

  1. I gave up many years ago writing Christmas cards since most people didn't reciprocate. So good for you for continuing a tradition that makes the receiver of a card feel loved and cherished!
    Many wishes on your marathon till Christmas Day....

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    1. Thank you, Blandina. My life is such a slow one compared to that of yours with the show and all but I'm trying to remember the presents on the Eve this time.

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  2. I love sending cards. It's a beautiful thoughtful tradition. The reduced postage rate is such a clever idea....I am enjoying your blog here in Scotland. Off to look up Lyyti!

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    1. Thanks, Freda. I'm off to the grocery. Can't postpone starting the baking any longer.

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