I see it’s reported that only one in 100 Christmas cards sold in Britain contains any religious imagery or message. Despite the vast majority carrying the word ‘Christmas’ – about 2,920, or 54%, of them on the front – many wished only ‘Seasons Greetings’ and others did not have a message. Hundreds of cards avoided any image linked to Christmas at all – including fir trees, baubles, snowmen or Santa Claus.
Who’ surprised? Britain has slumped into a post-Christian slump, and whilst it takes other religious festivals such as Eid and Diwali are taken increasingly seriously, Christianity is ignored. Maybe it should be “Secular Salutations” on the cards sent these days.
As for those religious groups and MPs who warn that the multi-million pound Christmas card industry is losing sight of the real reason for celebrating the festive period. Get Real! The reason for THEIR season is profit, end of discussion!
It’s not the demise of Christian-orientated Christmas Cards that depresses me, we have taken the Christ of out the celebration and into the void comes all sort of garbage.