The last two weeks before Christmas is always full of last minute shopping and getting things ready for Dec. 25. One of the great traditions that is done at about this point is the annual end of the year letter with a Christmas card, which is usually the end of the year family photo.

Over the last few years, it seems the amount of cards has dwindled down.  Even I did not send out the holiday cheer via mail last year. With the advent of Facebook and Twitter, some say that is good enough to send a Christmas wish.

While I’m sure many will do that, there are still some who send out the Christmas card. Even with the price of stamps at 45 cents, according to The Greeting Card Association, over two billion boxed and individual Christmas cards were purchased in 2011.

So obviously there is still interest in sending out cards.  The question is, are you sending them out in 2012?