I quit sending out Christmas cards years ago, to the puzzlement of many of my “friends”…
Many of them have assumed that I stopped because of my resticted incomem but that;s only part of it.
The older I got, and the more people I knew, the harder it became fr me to dinf the right cards to send to the right people..
My feminist “friends” were offended by cards that referred to God as masculine.
Many of liberal friends had problems with the idea of God as Lord, King, Master and the like.
The images were either too Euro-centric, or too Afro-centric…Jesus didn’t have a color doncha know. “He was tramspatent?”. I wanted to ask.
Then there was the fact that it was winter where I was, but some folks were in spring, or was it summer?
And those pesky Christians who felt that cards were harming the eco-system…
And then there was…
I just gave up.
To all my readers, and everune I know I wish:E>
Blessed Something or Another
Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, nonaddictive, gender neutral celebration of the seaonal solstice holiday, practised with the most enjoyable traditions of religious persuasion or secular practices of your choice with respect for the religious/secular persuasions and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all.
I also wish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2007, but not without due respect for thecalendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make our country great (your country of choice) and without regard to the race, creed, color, age, physical ability, religious faith or sexual preference of the wishee.
By accepting this greeting, you are accepting these terms:
This greeting is subject to clarification or withdrawal. It is freely transferable with no alteration to the original greeting. It implies no promise by the wisher to actually implement any of the wishes for her- /himself or others and is void where prohibited by law, and is revocable at the sole discretion of the wisher. This wish is warranted to perform as expected within the usual application of good tidings for a period of one year or until the issuance of a subsequent holiday greeting, whichever comes first, and warranty is limited to replacement of this wish or issuance of a new wish at the sole discretion of the wisher.
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