Christmas Cards

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What's in a Christmas Card? Anxiety

"That's it! I won't be sending any Christmas cards this year!" When I first heard these words, I couldn't help but think how mean, scrooge-like and downright un-Christmassy they sounded -- all the harder to swallow because they were emanating from my own mouth. In the 14 years since, however, I haven't sent a single Christmas card, and at last count I haven't lost a single friend as a result.
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What Does Your Address Book Say About You?

What would your address book tell you? Is it time to start over with a new book too? Do you need to clean house and remove some of the names? Or do you need to check in and recapture a friendship that has fallen off the tracks? Are there new people you want to include?