Dec 15: Post

Part of the 2020 good-times advent calendar! 

If you have ideas, and/or would like to see something fun drawn into the advent calendar, please let me know. Comment below or email/WhatsApp me and let’s have fun this next few weeks.

This CBC article says that the demand for greeting cards has gone up this year, and this one from CTV says that parcel traffic is also high. This makes sense to me; video chats are great but it is nice to have something tangible, and many people have a preference for ‘old-timey traditions’ over the holidays, snail mail included.

I’ve seen ‘Christmas cards’ listed as a dreaded holiday chore in Women’s magazines. I guess if you feel pressured to do a perfect job of individually-crafted personal messages, striking the right tone of humble-brag in your annual updates, and send to a massive list of names, and the cards need to be done by Nov 30 to arrive 10 days before Christmas… then it is a pain. I’m here to tell you not to let perfect be the enemy of good, or even to let good be the enemy of done.

Reaching back into the archives to get this photo of a Swedish cat on a letterbox.

You know who would be stoked to get a card? Probably everyone. You know what would be a nice boost in the dark days of January after the tree comes down? A package or card! Seriously, it is not too late. If you feel like Santa is time-limited, pick or make snow-themed cards (cause you know winter is just getting started!) If you have some alone-time and feel bored over the holidays, you could write a note or card to someone you wish you could see but can’t. They will be delighted to hear from you (call it an early valentine).