I’m notoriously bad about sending Christmas cards. During those rare years when I actually completed my list, I sent out a ridiculous number of cards. In past years, I’ve overcompensated (or undercompensated) and sent a grand total of zero cards. If you’ve ever been on my Christmas list, it’s not you, it’s all me. It can be overwhelming to narrow down a list and figure out who gets one and who doesn’t.
If you’ve yet to send yours this year, or you want to simplify for next year, check out this flow chart the folks at Grammarly created. You might find it helpful, and even if not, it is entertaining, something we need in the midst of a season that can be stressful and make us frazzled. Just one more week till Christmas!
And read on below the chart for some fun facts about holiday cards through the years.
Did you know?
- Americans send 1.6 billion holiday cards annually [source]
- Women purchase an estimated 80% of all greeting cards [source]
- E-cards have become an environmentally friendly alternative to paper cards [source]
- Christmas cards originated in London, where Sir Henry Cole commissioned the first in 1843. [Source]
- Despite the separation of church and state, it’s customary for the President and First Lady to send White House Christmas cards each holiday season. [source]
- Calvin Coolidge issued the first official Christmas message to the American people in 1927. [source]