Wow, the holidays snuck up fast this year. They really surprised me, and I just realized why when I was at IHOP on December 24th. It's because I've been at home with my baby, surprise surprise. I haven't been shopping in the malls and I don't work in a showroom with a loop of holiday music playing in the background. Hanukkah and Christmas just appeared all of a sudden.
With that in mind, I did not plan ahead to make holiday cards for my family and friends. I usually love to make cards so I usually make a Hanukkah and a Christmas card. I was definitely out of time for Christmas, but thank goodness Hanukkah is an 8 night holiday! Even so, the thought of addressing all of those envelopes on store-bought cards seemed impossible.
As a crafty DIYer I prefer to skip store-bought cards, and on top of that e-cards. But you know what? Being a new mom is a lot of work, and I'm still figuring it out. Baby S does not nap consistently enough for me to set up a greeting card production line during the day, and I'm busy blogging at night time (if I haven't fallen asleep).
So, I finally understand e-cards. I have never judged anyone who buys cards that are tangible or electronic because not everyone is crafty. But now I completely understand the convenience factor. A new mom, a mom of three, or a busy working woman needs a little help here and there and e-cards are a great option to share holiday cheer with your family and friends, without the dreaded task of addressing all the envelopes.
Actually, now that I think of it, Facebook is the perfect way to share photos and wishes with all of your family and friends at the click of a button. No need to even type everyone's email address. Everyone will see your holiday post on their News Feed. Can it get any easier than this for a new mom who ran out of time at the holidays? I don't think so!
Merry everything and Happy always~