Saturday, December 22, 2007

Best Wishes for . . .

I find that my discretionary spending power is severely depleted at the end of this year.

According to best estimates, my family has - or soon will have had - $4,100 squandered (in its behalf) on the invasion and occupation of Iraq.

So, alas, I can not afford to send out Christmas cards this year.

You know, what I mean: those cute & colorful folded cardboard salutations that arrive in the mail that communicate:
  • Merry Christmas
  • Happy New Year
  • Seasons' Greetings
  • Happy Holidays
  • Good Tidings
  • Happy Hanukkah
  • Happy Winter Solstice
  • and etc.
Consequentially, and embarrassingly, I have felt the need to resort to using 'recycled' or 'previously sent' cards. Of course, I'm concerned it might appear to be a bit unseemly, cheap or tawdry. But, on the plus side, I can rationalize saving a few trees.

So. . .