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Day 341 20181207

I’m a big fan of Christmas cards for a number of reasons.  Firstly its nice to have something arrive in the traditional post that isn’t a bill or junk mail.  The second is that, especially if you are like me, it’s a chance to send a card that helps remind us all of the reason that Christmas is being celebrated, something that is all too easily forgotten, purposely ignored, or even not known about now-a-days.  However I’m going to risk being accused of being a scrooge here by suggesting that having cards “sent” from one’s pets is a step too far.  The other way around, especially for loved family pets, especially from younger owners, I can understand.  We even bought presents for our dog when I was young.  But for me, cards from pets misses the whole point of Christmas and is just a sign of the commercialisation and materialism that dogs (sorry, couldn’t resist the pun) Christmas.

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