In my family, it has always been a Christmas tradition to tape all of the Christmas cards we receive around the kitchen doorway.  It’s like having a very colorful and festive garland around the door and I could look at the family photos that were included and remember fun times and pray for the families as I wash dishes or cook dinner.

But this year seems to show a dramatic decrease in Christmas cards! Several people have sent e-cards, but I can’t put those around the doorway. I wonder if the reason is a lack of time – everyone is busier than ever – or if it’s a cost cutting measure due to tight budgets? I wonder if the ability to stay in touch through Facebook, Google+ and Twitter has made the yearly greeting through Christmas cards seem unnecessary?

It makes me sad that this tradition may be coming to an end, but who knows, perhaps the cards are yet to come!

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