Just this week I found the file where I have all the addresses for my Christmas cards. I pull up this file every year and print it out on labels to remove yet another human element from my holiday wishes.
What makes me stop and think as I go over the names and addresses is all that has changed in one year. Who I sent a card to last year who's no longer with us. The address of a Mr. & Mrs. who no longer are married. It makes me sad to think of all that is different this year. These things usually happen one a time so they don't pile up, but going over the addresses once a year really brings it home in a dark way.
It certainly doesn't put me in a Christmas spirit. Oh well.