On Christmas Card Cramps and Connection

Every Advent season, when my husband sees me stooping over the pile of cards and envelopes, flexing and unflexing my writer’s-cramped fist, he asks “Why?”

Why spend all that money creating and sending cards that are likely going to be read once and then hit the waste can?

Why spend hours in an already busy season writing and folding and sealing and stamping?

Why bother when most people are already connected through various forms of social media?

This is my Why.

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Get Your Advent On

Hey Everybody!

This Sunday is the first day of the Christian season of Advent, and I’ve got a new post up over at Her View from Home that’s full of suggestions for creating a rich and meaningful Advent, including some ways I intend to bring Advent to life for my kids.

I hope you’ll give it a read, then share with me the special ways you do Advent in your home.

Have a relaxing and connected Thanksgiving with the ones you adore!