It’s been a horrible year for Christmas cards. I dreaded sending them out. What do you say to the Aunt whose husband has descended into violent dementia? What do you write to the guy who just had to put his much-loved wife into long-term care because he can no longer manager to care for her himself? What can you say to the person just diagnosed with cancer? It was like nails on a chalkboard. It was a relief when I mailed them out.