It doesn’t seem all that long ago that my mailbox was overflowing with holiday cards at this time of year. This season, I can count the number of mailed greetings, so far, on one hand. I treasure each and every one that brightens my fireplace mantle and reminds me what truly matters throughout the season – the blessings of friends and family.
It might appear that my circle is smaller – and certainly some ties weaken with the passing of time – but it’s more of a signal of our internet age. These days, I receive more and more digital cards. Meanwhile, a childhood friend who works at Penn State is introducing a new social media holiday tradition: