“Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.” — Hamilton Wright Mabie
Ready or not, the Christmas season has begun. In the coming weeks, many of us will start purchasing Christmas-themed postage stamps and writing out our Christmas cards (no need to discuss those over-achievers who sent theirs the day after Thanksgiving), thus reconnecting with loved ones near and far.
Of course, we can certainly choose to send electronic Christmas cards. We are busy people, and e-greetings are convenient, economical, and environmentally friendly. And ultimately, what matters is that we send good cheer to our loved ones; the format of said cheer is far less important.
But we admit: there’s something sweet and exceptionally heartwarming about receiving a paper Christmas card. A paper card is a special keepsake; it says “I thought of you. I took some time to write to you.” Old-school Christmas cards are a tradition that cannot be easily deleted.
Here are some lovely examples of Christmas cards sent by Rivier’s administration in past years: