Hi, I’m Fumi.
I tell you old tradition in Japan.
Today’s theme is a Christmas cards.
Custom of seasonal greeting card
I think you always send Christmas cards to your friends and family who live far away from your house. Japanese, but doesn’t have a habit to send a Christmas cards each other.
Nowadays, I can find adorable various kinds of Christmas cards at book stores or stationary stores. So some people will send it.
What do Japanese feel when they get Christmas cards
A few years ago, I sent it to my friends, but they were confused.
Today, I am telling you what happened to me when I sent Christmas cards.
First of all, I sent Christmas cards to my friend who we sometimes met and talked about parenting at place to support child care.
They sent me New year cards instead of Christmas cards.
I wanted to receive a Christmas cart too.
When we met at one of our friend’s house, they told me they were confused whether they had to send me a Christmas cards or not.
And they also didn’t know that the Christmas cards have a message of a New Year.
Next, I tell you my grandpa’s and my great grandpa’s attitude when he got a Christmas card from me. My grandpa wasn’t interested in foreign country’s culture.
And also he respected our old traditions.
So he was angry with me that I didn’t send a New year’s card.
New year’s card is more important for him than a Christmas card.
On the other hand, my great grandpa was so delighted to receive it from me.
Because he learned English and had a Canadian friend at that time.
Elder people showed me 2 types of different attitude. It’s very interesting, isn’t it?
Christian in Japan write Christmas cards!
Then, I tell you what I saw at a church on the Christmas day.
I’m not a Christian, but I sometimes go to a church near my house.
Because praying was a part of my life and sometimes I went to church on Sunday while I was a student.
Christian gave Christmas cards each other and they gave me and my daughter a Christmas card too!
We were so happy so my daughter drew pictures and gave pictures to them.
Finally, most Japanese don’t have a habit to send a Christmas card, but Christian or some people give or receive it.
I hope that we send a Christmas cards like New year’s card in a few years!