In this modern age, people depend increasingly upon technology for many aspects of daily life, including staying in touch with family, friends and acquaintances. Social media certainly has good points. However, it does not have the charm and grace of Christmas cards sent through so-called snail mail. There are important reasons to carry on the tradition of sending holiday cards, complete with Christmas address labels and seals.
Social media is convenient. It saves time, and, quite frankly, lots of effort. Sending out mass holiday greetings by pushing one key is easy, but consider this: Does it say as much as a Christmas card with your signature and, even better, a note? When you take the time and make the effort to send Christmas cards through the mail, the message is really that you think the recipient is worth your time and effort. The message is that they matter.
Preparing Christmas cards to mail makes a great annual family ritual. Everyone can participate, and if you have children, you can tell them stories and share memories about each person on your Christmas card list. Most children love hearing stories, and by sharing things about the people in your life, you help your children to stay connected in today’s increasingly disconnected, technology-driven society. The clash between dreams of holiday charm and personal convenience is nothing new, and charm has seldom, if ever, won. Ultimately, then, it is your choice.
How busy are you, really? What is life all about? Are you rushing to fit in your relaxing meditation time? If so, reconsider the nature of what you think is important. Years from now, think about what you are most likely to remember and grow warm over—being able to sit still for a full 17 minutes or gathering around the kitchen table with the whole family to tell stories and share laughter while you prepare holiday cards to send. Maybe this high-tech age needs balancing with some “old-fashioned” magic.
"I love these address labels. They are great to place on invitations, announcements, thank you cards and I've even used them for my bills. They are quality and I feel very simple yet classy."
"I LOVE THE WAY THESE TURNED OUT AND THE COLOURS WERE PERFECT. INSTEAD OF USING THESE AS AN ADDRESS LABEL I USED THEM AS A COMMUNION FAVOUR LABEL WITH JUST MY SON'S NAME ON THEM AND THE DATE OF HIS HOLY COMMUNION. SOMETIMES ONE HAS TO THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX. COMPLETELY SATISFIED"
"Thoroughly appreciated the "blank canvas" I was given to work with for these particular labels. Tons of flexibility to do exactly what I wanted to do. Excellent quality. Extremely happy with the finished product."
"I was able to personalize the address labels the way I wanted for my baby shower invitations. I had no problems with the paper or printing! My guests thought the labels were so cute!"
"These address labels are absolutely perfect for any little girl! The single flower is simple and just enough to give it that girly touch."