Send a card this Christmas

Author: Geoff Freeman

Published on: 8 October 2015

Sales of greeting cards of all types have shown a rapid decline in recent years, this is due to a number of factors; the cost of the card, the postage and also that we now live in a digital age and many people will email or text greetings.

Many parishes do send Christmas greetings in one form or another – either as a card or a special edition of the parish magazine.

Ormesby have combined a card and greeting with a list of the Christmas services along with information and promotion of the churches in the group.

In Drayton, Taverham and Thorpe Marriott Churches Together produce an A5 card which promotes all of the Christmas services in the area and is posted by volunteers to 8,000 homes.

We often talk of the mission of the Church and it is good that, as Christians, we try and let all who live in our parishes know that they are welcome.

Sometimes we just assume people will know when the services are. You may well be doing this already, and if so that’s fine, but if not do please consider making a real effort this Christmas. It is not that difficult and we can offer help and practical advice.

Christmas is often the only time in the year when people visit their parish church; perhaps more would come if they had that invitation to share with us in the joy of celebrating Christ’s birth.

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