I know we need to cut costs, but this? Say it ain’t so. Mayor Michael Bloomberg and New York City have cancelled Christmas.
Along with ordering agency officers to use double-sided copying and to cut travel expenses, a memo distributed to all city officials told workers to stop sending out holiday cards. Apparently it will save $50,000 a year. But is that really all Christmas is worth?
“If agencies wish to send holiday or other types of greetings,” said Deputy Mayor Stephen Goldsmith, “they must utilize electronic greeting cards.”
Good try, Goldsmith, but it just won’t be the same.