One of the best parts of Christmas, in my opinion, is getting Christmas cards in the mail. Now I know lots of people think they are cheesy, but I absolutely LOVE them. Perhaps it's my fight against technology changing the world, but I still love to get real paper mail, at least when it's not bills. So every Christmas I look forward to cards coming in the mail and then I tape them up on the inside of my front door. That way I see them often and look at all the pictures over and over and over. It's not weird, I just like pictures, alright?
So far I've received three Christmas cards in the mail (Thanks Bri, cute card!) and guess who two of them are from?? On two different days this week, we have received identical cards from our mortgage banker who set up our home loan over three years ago. And I have to say, it sure is nice to hear from him. I've really missed him. (Are you catching the sarcasm? Cause there's more coming up!)
The same amount of love I have for Christmas cards from friends (A LOT!), is the same amount of hate I have for Christmas cards from companies. And to get two from the same guy really makes me mad. Make a list, dude, and check it twice (if it works for Santa...) so you don't send me a card twice.
I'm no dummy, I understand why he sends it to us. He doesn't want us to forget about him (even though he long ago forgot about us) and wants us to refer him to our friends. So listen friends, if you are looking to get yourself hitched to a mortgage, I know a great guy--he fits all of the top four criteria that are important in picking a mortgage banker:
1. helps get a good interest rate
2. reputable company
3. easy to work with
4. SENDS OUT HOLIDAY CARDS! Two in one year if you're really lucky.
The thing I do feel a little bad about is that I only sent him one card this year.