Rix Quinn – Sending late greeting cards
Published 11:30 am Sunday, December 11, 2022
A friend asked me if it was OK to delay sending holiday cards until late December.
I asked two questions: (1) Will you send me a card? (2) Does it contain a gift certificate?
Actually, I believe a late card is a great card. Here are three good reasons — and two average ones – to delay mailing:
- Excited recipients – Before the 25th, your loved ones got greetings from friends, plus people who could sell them something. The week after, they’ll welcome any card that doesn’t require monthly payments.
- Longer shelf life – It’s likely those early cards got tossed out with wrapping paper. Not your later arrival, which might sit around until late January. (Money-saving hint: Add heart stickers to the envelope, call it a “Yuletide Valentine.”)
- Enclose a letter – Between Christmas and New Year, recipients have nothing better to do, and will love to read letters about folks they met once at either a childbirth class or a school play.
- Enclose money – Last year my old football coach got a card containing 25 cents, along with the message “I heard you needed a quarter back.”
- Personal delivery – For an interesting night out – and perhaps a free meal – hand-deliver those cards to each door. When I tried this, some of my friends pretended they weren’t home.
But that’s OK…I hung around until breakfast.
Rix’s new Amazon Kindle e-book is now available for 99 cents. It’s a Thanksgiving-related humor title called Turkey’s Viewpoint. I hope you’ll buy it and read it…and then leave a review.