I am a Christmas card ninja.

Want another money-saving idea for the holidays? How about one that saves time as well?

Here it is: Don’t send Christmas cards.

Handwritten Christmas card with a coloured photo of the Tolkien family, sent by Mabel Tolkien from the Orange Free State to her relatives in Birmingham, on November 15, 1892.

Handwritten Christmas card with a coloured photo of the Tolkien family, sent by Mabel Tolkien from the Orange Free State to her relatives in Birmingham, on November 15, 1892.

I feel like the sending of Christmas cards is slowly becoming victim to the generational gap. With the advent of email, Facebook, and social media in general, the need to update distant friends and family as to what your family looks like has diminished. Aside from the updated family photo, Christmas cards used to be filled with all of the information that we now post regularly via social media, so people with whom you are friends will already know about your latest news.

But by not sending out a physical Christmas card, aren’t you missing out on the tradition? Isn’t it nice to know that your name is on a card on someone’s wall, mantle, or fridge?

I have a solution for that.

Santa was probably a ninja. You can be a ninja too. Just don't let anyone see you signing those Christmas cards!

Santa was probably a ninja. You can be a ninja too. Just don’t let anyone see you signing those Christmas cards!

Just because you don’t send out Christmas cards this year, you know that SOMEONE is still going to send out Christmas cards to your friends and family. Even if it is just the local oil change shop, you know that each house you visit for the next family or friend get-together, there will be at least one card displayed. The solution is this: Sign that card.

It will only take a second. It will be like you actually sent a card to the person hosting that gathering. It will make them laugh when they look through the Christmas cards to see one that says “Love Grandma and Grandpa Cazier & Josh Mosey.”

And if you want to really drive home the fact that you care about the person, go ahead and add your name to every Christmas card they have on display. I’ve done this regularly in years past and the result is always the same. I save money, and the people get a chuckle.

Just a thought. Merry Christmas!

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