Sunday, December 9, 2012

A Revelation (at least to me)

Okay, how many of you have ever received a card from a business that said 
"Happy Holidays"?

Everyone, right?

How did you feel about it?
Did you just ignore it?
Did it upset you?
Or did you notice it at all?

Well, 
I used to get upset - 
that is until today.

You see, I was reading a letter to the editor of our "local" paper.  
The writer of this letter was ranting about a car dealership that had sent him a card that said "Happy Holidays" 
He stated that he threw it into the shredder 
and then sent an angry email to the dealer 
saying he would never do business with the firm again. 
He was ranting, in his letter to the editor,
that he wanted a card that said
"Merry Christmas"
and NOTHING
else. 

This is when I had my revelation.

I am celebrating
 Christmas. 

However, 
my Jewish friends are celebrating 
Hanukkah.  

Both of these religious celebrations happen 
during the same time frame every year.

(Now, my revelation)

How is a company suppose to know if you,
 as a customer, 
are Jewish or 
 Christian? 

They don't.  

So, 
why is it so bad for 
them
 to wish us a
  "Happy Holiday"?

Now, 
I will tell you right now, 
when I am looking for my Christmas cards 
I read the message -
if it says "Happy Holidays" 
I put it right back on the shelf.

Why?
Well, to me, 
a Christmas card
 is one way to be a witness 
to my faith.

At our house, we celebrate  
the birth of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ -
known as Christmas.

When I send a Christmas Card I am
acknowledging the fact that I
am a Christian.

I say "Merry Christmas" to people on the street 
and in stores.

We have a Christmas tree in our house.

So, what is the point to this post?

 The next time you receive a card from a company
and it says
"Happy Holidays"
don't get upset.

Rejoice
 that 
this company
  is acknowledging
 both 
religious holidays.

After all,

isn't that what
Jesus
would want us to do?

Merry Christmas!

Carol




6 comments:

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    1. Merry Christmas to you!
      Hugs -
      Carol

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  2. Merry Christmas to you too Carol! Hope you had a wonderful 2. Advent!
    Hugs,
    Sue

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    1. P.S. test went well, results should arrive in about 10-12 days

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    2. Thanks so much Sue! Hope you are having a fabulous time getting ready for Christmas! Do you guys have snow? I have never had a "white" Christmas - but I'm sure you are use to them. The hubs and I keep talking about going somewhere and have a white Christmas but haven't done it yet. Oh well, maybe someday!
      Hugs -
      Carol
      P.S. Glad the test went well - have no doubt that you will pass with flying colors!

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  3. Interesting post....I, too, am Christian, but want to include friends of all faiths in my good wishes. I always took "Happy Holidays" to include New Years' too!

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