I’m not the type of person who sends out holiday cards. I want
to be that type of person. I feel like I should
be that type of person. After all, I love receiving them; the photos of our friends and family and their “year-in-review” recaps always bring a smile to my face. And I grew up with a mom who is great
at sending holiday cards. I have vivid memories of her pulling out the notebook filled with addresses, often with amendments and notes penned neatly beside certain names. She’d carefully address and stuff envelopes with a card and letter detailing our family’s updates and accomplishments. By giving my brother and me some editorial power over our own paragraphs (so we could keep our very
cool reputations intact) and soliciting our help with the envelope stuffing, she was giving us a primer in relationship maintenance.