Today I had lunch with a neighbour who is starting to panic as she has not done anything yet about her Christmas cards. Apparently she likes to make all her own cards, especially for family, and because she is so busy this season with a lot of commitments it's going to be difficult to get them done on time. I have bought and made some hand made cards but I usually send store bought cards to family and friends and to those living out of country I'll often include a short letter. I have noticed the last few years that more people now are either mailing fewer cards because postage has become so expensive or are preferring to send them digitally because it's easier and there is often little or no cost at all. I guess we're old fashioned but we like getting cards in the "mail", especially from someone we haven't heard from awhile. I'm wondering though if this tradition is going the way of the dinosaur.