Why You Won’t Get Our Christmas Card

photoTis the season. Each year about this time, we start to receive Christmas cards from friends and family across the United States. Some send a card. Others send a newsletter with updates on what is happening with their family. All are enjoyed by our family and received with much love and appreciation. We too used to send the annual Christmas card. We did the photos, printing and postage.

Then one year I heard that you could feed and help someone in need for as little as $2.05 per person.

I’m not the sharpest guy in the room, but when I did some 8th grade math and looked at our annual spend for the cards, photos and postage, I knew that those dollars could be better spent. We talked it over as a family and decided that rather than send a card that will one day end up in the trash, or a box, we would dedicate those dollars to provide meals and help through Faith Mission of Columbus. We have kept that tradition going each year and now, thanks to social media, you probably already know more about our family than any card could ever tell.

To those that have sent us your annual card, thank you! We love seeing all that is happening with your family and in your life. Please consider this our annual Christmas card and know it is shared with the same thought and love. Also know that by accepting this token, you were also a part of helping to feed and assist someone in need right here in Columbus, Ohio.

Merry Christmas to each of you and a Happy New Year!

The Conrad Family

2 Comments on “Why You Won’t Get Our Christmas Card

  1. Love that idea! Love the pictures if your family too! Who coordinated the pictures? I need their help ..I am horrible at that stuff!! Hee hee!
    Your Christmas card is gratefully received! God bless you and your wonderful family!

    • Thanks Eileen. I can’t take any credit for the coordination. Remember my little issue of being color blind? LOL. My wife is awesome about making sure we get our annual picture and coordinating the wardrobe. Merry Christmas to you my friend. Thanks for all of your encouragement this year.

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