[quote=spiritblows]Hi everyone. I was looking at the Christmas sections of several major stores, and couldn’t find a manger scene, or the three wise men, etc. All the cards available were either Santa Claus, a snow scene, a cowboy snow scene, a Christmas tree, presents, a sled leaning against a fence, a pair of ice skates, etc.
Now, I don’t mind people using the ‘Happy Holiday’ greeting at stores. After all, they don’t know the affiliation of the customer for sure, so it does make sense. But, I’d like to know why the major stores don’t offer religious cards. Are people afraid to send these to their non- religious friends and relatives? This is definately a cultural change in the last 20 years or so…
When I worked at Walmart 8 years ago, on two separate occasions I wished a Customer “Happy Holidays” and they angrily told me that they don’t celebarte holidays or birthdays etc. So nothing is fool proof :bigyikes:
I have also noticed the trend to non-religious Christmas Cards. I think people are concerned with offending or annoying people by sending them an overtly religious Christmas Card.
For the past 4 years I have been making my own, Including a manger scene and a heartfelt sentiment about various messages we may receive from the Christmas Story. I also include a letter printed on photopaper with pictures of our family over the year. (Sort of like a scrapbook page) I take great pains to not make the letter braggy, but funny and it is nice for relatives and friends who rarely see us to watch our family grow and be a part of our lives by reading about our personalities and what we like to do and how God has touched our lives, lessons learned etc.