A while ago I published a post asking if anyone would like to exchange Christmas cards.
Well, a couple of days ago I received this email:
Can you help me out with my Christmas Wish??
In recent years, my parents health (esp. my mother) has deteriorated. I recently moved 600 miles closer just to be with them. I fear this may be the last Christmas for one or both of them. They really LOVE Christmas cards! As I was rummaging through the attic to retrieve their Christmas decorations, I found Christmas cards they had received from 30 years ago. They throw NONE away. I was trying to think of something really special to do for them for Christmas and I came up with this idea. If you have the Christmas spirit, and want to do something nice for someone (who doesn’t?) - please take the time to send my parent’s a Christmas card. Christmas was always a magical time of year for our family and I truly want to make this magical for the both of them. Please! God Bless You and I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas.
My initial response was sympathy. I feel that everyone should be able to have a wonderful holiday season and if I can help make that happen then I’m more than willing to do it. But what if this is a scam? Although, I’m not sure how they would benefit from me sending a Christmas card. I don’t even have to put my return address on it.
What do you think? Would you send one?