Things have changed over the years and advances in technology have even changed Christmas. I really do not like change, especially when it effects something so traditional as Christmas.

I still prefer the experience of going to the stores and seeing all the decorations while I do my Christmas shopping. I cherish my childhood memories of growing up in Lewiston and Mom and Dad taking me and my sister to Peck's Department Store to get our picture with Santa Claus.

While shopping online my be more convenient, it sure won't lead to special childhood Christmas memories. I guess families can combine the two experiences and make Christmas traditional and easier.

I also really enjoy and appreciate receiving Christmas cards in the mail. I find receiving a Christmas card in the mail more thoughtful than getting an e-card or a message on facebook. It's nice to get something in the mail besides bills or junk mail!  Also, sending Christmas cards will help the United States Postal Service, who unfortunately, has been losing money over the past several years.

It is kind of ironic that I am sharing my views of a traditional Christmas by using modern technology. I think the point I am trying to make is technology is great but there is still a place for the old-fashion way.

Christmas is less than a month away. I hope you can take the time to enjoy some of the traditional Christmas experiences. I'd love to hear some of your Christmas traditions and your thoughts on receiving Christmas cards instead of e-cards and facebook messages this holiday season.