lighting the seasonal blue touchpaper
I know that we had this debate last year, but I’ve once again found myself wondering what the point is of a card which says “Winter Season’s Greetings”.
I’ve not (yet) received such a card myself so before you worry, I’m not being rude in an ungrateful sort of way. Nonetheless, that doesn’t stop me having an opinion.
Personally, I feel that such a card implies that the sender is a bit self-righteous. The message conveyed is a bit “I’m not celebrating Christmas. Get me and my political correctness.”
If you don’t want to celebrate Christmas, then I’m not going to stop you. But it’s a bit pointless to send a card if you’re not celebrating anything. You wouldn’t expect to send a “Summer Season’s Greetings” card in August, would you?
Besides, what’s wrong with wishing those of us who will be celebrating it a “Happy Christmas”? What’s wrong with enjoying the festivities of Christmas, even if you don’t believe? You don’t have to pretend that it isn’t really Christmas. This whole “I don’t want to offend anyone” nameless approach to the festival is hollow, narrow minded, and ultimately quite miserable.
Talking of not wanting to offend anyone, I wonder what would happen if I decided that I actually took offence to these silly cards. Would it be unreasonable, as a member of an apparent religious minority, to expect them to be banned in some circles?