If you read any France/expat blogs, or if you live in France yourself, you know that the French don't send Christmas cards.
Between buying gifts, decorating the house, and preparing (elaborate) Christmas meals, who has time for it? Indeed, this is one French concept I really like.
The tradition here is to send New Year's greetings, and, in typically leisurely fashion, the French allow themselves the whole, long month of January to get it done.
Of course, les voeux du Nouvel An used to be cards sent by the post. Personally, after a lull the past few years, for 2011 I have noticed a huge increase in electronic cards/photos created by families and companies.
Betwixt and between, I have managed not to do any type of holiday greeting the past few years. No -- make that for the past decade.
But this year, we got organized. My husband and I created three versions of the above e-greeting, and one of my daughters even made up photos to send out by snail mail.
I've managed to send a few of the photo/cards, but hardly any e-greetings. Oh well.
Happy New Year...or Bonne Année 2011...anyway.