Every year my Christmas card list grows longer and longer, and it now involves boxes and boxes of cards, hours to write them and military style planning to ensure we don't miss anyone who'd be offended because someone else did get one. That's why I love Cash for Cards and am going back to the idea this Christmas.
A couple of years ago a colleague introduced the concept at work, the idea being that instead of sending cards you pass on the message in another way (online, or if everyone is in one place by providing somewhere everyone can write festive messages) and you donate the money you would have spent on cards and postage to charity instead. Last year we would have done the same but had so many Baby's 1st Christmas cards we felt we had to send them.
It's a great idea, saves time, fits with the environmental Reduce, Reuse, Recycle thing and is more in the spirit of Christmas, to me anyway. This year we'll be donating to the National Deaf Children's Society - http://www.ndcs.org.uk/ They aren't well known but do a fantastic job and provide amazing support to families with deaf children.
Now I'm going to use all that time I've saved to do something fun with Monkey, and will use this as an opportunity to start saying Merry Christmas and Happy 2011 everyone!