Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Annual Christ in Christmas Campaign
A Little Advent Proselytizing

Have you purchased stamps for mailing your Christmas cards yet (hopefully ones with a religious theme)? When you buy stamps, be sure you don't just ask for Christmas stamps. Nope. You want to ask nice and loud so everyone nearby can hear you that you want the "Blessed Virgin and Baby Jesus" stamps!

Besides reminding everyone the reason for the season, an added bonus is trying to catch the reaction of anyone close. Some people will give you a dirty look, others will actually squirm, and some even share a nice, affirming smile.

Your next mission is during shopping trips, especially at the super-secular stores that won't let their employees wish you a Merry Christmas. After you pay the tab, be sure to wish the sales person a cheerful "Merry Christmas!" They will usually feel obliged to respond, or they may beat you and say it first, but you'll get the occasional "Seasons Greetings." In your warmest Christian smile, you inquire, "And what season would that be?" They hem, haw, and tap dance, but usually answer truthfully, "Well, ummm, Christmas." To which you respond again, "Merry Christmas to you, too!"

If you have other "Keep Christ in Christmas" ideas, let's hear about them. One I'm waiting to see is for someone with one of those life-size Navity scenes on their front lawn to put a 4'x8' sign next to it that says "Thank God Mary was pro-life."

5 Comments:

Blogger Tito said...

Amen.

I did this last Christmas while I was shopping and every one of them responded with a "Merry Christmas"!

4:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Every year I buy little stickers of Santa kneeling before the Baby Jesus, and they go on EVERY envelope I send out in late Nov and all of Dec. Even my bills.

11:05 AM  
Blogger 4HisChurch said...

Thanks for the reminder. I always buy the Madonna and Child stamps.

12:05 PM  
Blogger Milehimama said...

If you really want to dumbfound a clerk, wish them a "Blessed Advent" when they give you "Happy Holidays".

3:37 PM  
Anonymous Mac McLernon said...

No such luck in the UK, Former Altar Boy. Here, in order to AVOID the so-called Christmas stamps you have to ask for ordinary ones. The "Christmas" stamps are snowmen and robins and such-like...

I might try to get my act together and produce little stickers to go on the envelopes. Next to where I put the ordinary stamps...

4:25 PM  

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