I got my personalized Christmas cards in the mail yesterday. I ordered online from Hallmark. I wanted to get started early this year, as I'm planning on sending out at least 50 cards. In the last few years, I've been sending out 40 to 60 cards a year, and this year, I'm sending out professional contacts as well, so I'm thinking I'll likely be in the 70 to 90 range.
I love Christmas cards. It's nice to get them, but I like sending them, because I have a lot of friends out there, people that I've long since lost touch with. It's kind of sad really that I know so many people and it's been so long since I've talked to most of them.
And so I send people Christmas cards, kind of as a reminder that I still think about them and as a reminder to me about what people mean to me. Because I'm a pretty solitary guy. I went an entire month without one personal call on my cell phone. And every now and then, I need to remind myself that there are people out there that care for me, and people I care for.