Sunday, December 23, 2007

Why call them Christmas cards?

I call ours "Epiphany cards" because they always go out sometime between Christmas and Epiphany. I sometimes intend for them to be Christmas cards, but it never happens.

This year, both Anne-with-an-e and Betsy want to write our Christmas letter, so this editor is patiently waiting.

I guess I should have assigned a strict deadline, eh?


Eileen said...

LOL! Last year we sent ours out on Dec. 26. (And we claimed the Epiphany Clause too). We have a picture of our family all ready to go for this year's--we'll see if they go out at all!

Merry Christmas!

Rebecca said...

Karen, I think mine might be Valentine's Day cards! :) Hopefully they will be mailed by then!

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Margaret in Minnesota said...

Christmas is a season.

Christmas is a season.

Christmas is a season.

PS. We haven't even taken our photo yet. That's how bad we are.

Kimberlee said...

Ditto what Margaret says. By mailing your cards after the 25th you are doing your family and friends a favor by reminding them that Christmas is just starting. :-) Blessed End-of-Advent to you!

Liz said...

You mean all these people who are sending Christmas cards in Advent are doing it right??? When I manage the cards (about every third or fourth year) they always get sent out after Christmas (my mother-in-law's always did as well). I don't even have the excuse of homeschooling my children anymore. I can brag that I have all the Christmas gifts for the local folks purchased. Not wrapped,mind you, but purchased. The package to Missouri will arrive about the time the Missouri folks get back from their visit to Japan. It's all good, it's all good... I even made cookies and candy this afternoon. Now if the power will just stay on through Christmas Day... We're supposed to get a storm with high winds and lately that's meant that the power goes off and the power company is slow to get it back on again. Oh the tribulations of not having our own local power company. Maybe I'll be writing Christmas cards by candlelight.

Karen E. said...

No, no ... I always deliberately *send* them during the actual Christmas season. That part is a choice.

But it's always my goal to have the letter written and all those o that I caenvelopes addressed by Dec. 23rd, so that I can relax and not have a cramped hand during the Twelve Days. :-)

But, I've not addressed a single envelope.

But, yes, I'm with you all on the timing!

patjrsmom said...

Because our Ethiopian born children celebrate Christmas on Epiphany in their culture, we have sent out Chrepiphany cards ever since they have been home. Another blending of our families cultures and traditions and the gifts they have wrought.

Merry Christmas