Monday, November 24, 2008

Cross Christmas Cards Off Your List this Year!? says Archbishop of Canterbury!

No, not the Grinch, not Scrooge, but the Bishop of Reading and the Archbishop of Canterbury!

From England's The Daily Mail....
"They gather on the doormat, multiply in the hall and end up taking over mantelpieces, shelves and even walls.

Then, after Christmas is over, their empty promises of ‘we must catch up soon’ end up in the rubbish or at best the recycling bin.

So this year, why not give Christmas cards a miss?

That’s the suggestion from the
Bishop of Reading, the Right Reverend
Dr Stephen Cottrell, who believes the hustle and bustle, stress and strain of Christmas is clouding the real meaning of the festive season.

‘There must be another way of
celebrating Christmas,’ he said.

Dr Cottrell wants those struggling to write scores of cards to stop sending them to those they don’t really like and put their feet up and relax.

And instead of expensive presents, why not hand out a jar of home-made marmalade or pickled onions?

His advice came as the Church of England unveiled a campaign for people to cut up their credit cards this Christmas in order to ‘put the waiting back into wanting’.

Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams is among leading clerics who are concerned at the commercialism and high spending that goes with Christmas."

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