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Old 04-11-2012, 08:07 AM   #1414
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Originally Posted by CraftyMel2 View Post
So, my question of the hour is this: When holiday or sympathy cards go out, what sort of cards do you make? My dilema has always been whether or not to use a religious sentiment because of the person I am sending the card to. I feel kind of silly stamping a bible verse or something of the like on a card; but then the other side of me says that if the recipient believes, why not just stamp it right on there What do you do?
I always make non-religious cards for these occasions. I would feel like a hypocrite otherwise. An exception is one specific manger scene, which I ONLY send to my niece and nephews. (It was sooooooo cute I wanted to buy it soooooooo badly). It's fake enough so that I DON'T feel like a hypocrite. Also, my (very religious!) sister comforted me by telling me that any major "religious" Christmas scene is highly inaccurate (in her opinion), and so if I wanted to buy it and use it on Christmas cards for her kids, they would love that and not all of a sudden think that I was now a Christian.

Also one year I also made another exception for my favourite (now-retired) co-worker. She was my favourite person to debate religion with. I drew a manger scene - one of those made of wood, so it was "fake" enough for me and symbolic enough for her. She loved it and already knew that I am an atheist, so there was no chance of her misunderstanding (and thinking that I was actually a Christian).
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