Every year I am astounded by the number of holiday cards we receive in the port swiller mailbox from people whose identities are a complete mystery to me.  And I can’t help noticing that the ratio of unknowns to knowns seems to be increasing as time goes by.

I also can’t help believing, based on the general trend of the kind of cards we’re getting, that Shutterfly must be making money hand over fist.  (Wish I’d bought stock in it.)  So far, I would estimate roughly ninety percent of the cards we’ve received feature some kind of family photo (again, people I can’t remember ever seeing before).  To my knowledge, we haven’t received a single “traditional” card as of yet, i.e., one depicting choiring angels, the manger scene or some other religious motif.

Sign of the times, I suppose.