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Every year I send out over 200 Christmas cards. The number deceases a bit every year as more and more of my friends pass on to their Eternal Bethlehem.

For the last 10 years I have found it to be more and more difficult to find a nice religious box of Christmas cards at a decent price. The stamp already costs me 50 cents. I do not think it to be kosher for a man of the cloth like me to be sending out Santa Claus cards with only Season’s Greetings on them.

I got lucky this year the day after Christmas. I found over 200 very nice religious cards on sale at half price. I am all set for next Christmas. I won’t have to be sending out a politically correct Holiday Greeting card like this:

Best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low stress, non-addictive, gender-neutral, winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most joyous traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, but with respect for the religious persuasion of others who choose to practice their own religion as well as those who choose not to practice a religion at all.

And best wishes for a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling, and medically uncomplicated recognition of the generally accepted calendar year 2019, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions have helped make our society great, without regard to the race, creed, color, religious, or sexual preferences of their wishes.

Disclaimer: This greeting is subject to clarification or withdrawal. It implies no promise by the wisher to actually implement any of the wishes for her/himself or others and no responsibility for any unintended emotional stress these greetings may bring to those not caught up in the holiday spirit.

I am so glad that I have Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus tucked away on over 200 cards in my closet for this year’s upcoming Christmas. A God Hint

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