All recipients of my UK or Europe-bound cards, ex- work friends, cousins, old friends are "of a certain age" - most ages are just about as "certain" as my own, a few are even more "certain", some a tad less. I keep putting off beginning to write the cards, or even addressing the envelopes. The most I've managed, so far, is attaching the little self-addressed return labels to the upper left-hand corner of the cards' envelopes!
Last year one cousin who has always corresponded at Christmas time failed to do so, and has left me wondering; two other regulars on my card list failed to emerge last year too, one of whom had always sent me a calendar; the other's card from me was returned (in April!) as "addressee gone away".
In these days of instant communication, e-mail, cellphones, etc.etc. this predicament ought not to arise; it likely won't arise for the slightly younger generations as they reach their later decades. My greetings card recipients are not as keen on using the computer as I am. One or two have laptops but hardly ever use 'em for correspondence or for accessing the internet, others refuse to have a computer at home because they were sickened by them during working life; others, if they are fully computer literate as I'm sure some must be, have chosen not to correspond with me by that method, or have lost my e-mail address - which is very likely!
What to do? Maybe they are thinking the same about me! If I decided not to send any cards this year, they'd definitely be thinking the same about me!
I'll leave it a few days more, until 9 December is almost here, then I suppose I'll have to dive in and tell myself, "What the heck - if there's anything amiss they should have let me know before now."