We are now preparing for the Christmas festival. Here in England many people will celebrate Christmas traditionally. Partying on Christmas Eve with many revellers attending midnight mass, followed by the big feast on Christmas dinner; where we eat far too much and afterwards we can barely move .We end up resembling the turkey that we spent many hours preparing and roasting.
Today, it seems we send cards to everyone we know and we expect a card in return. Who can forget the desperation when we don't hear from someone we sent a card to or even the horror of a forgotten name not on the "Christmas Card List" and whose card arrives on Christmas Eve, after the post office has closed, leaving us with no time to send one to them.
Us English, we spend millions £'s on Christmas cards each year, we are responsible for the cutting down of millions of trees, we overload an already inefficient postal service and all to satisfy our sense of tradition!