Only a grinch grades Christmas cards. GradeChristmas cards same as we might grade milk, grade algebra, grade poetry. Still, are Christmas cards the same valiant attempt to understand the inscrutable, as is algebra?
A for advanced achievement, B for better than average, C for filling in the blanks, D for distracted, F for failure to participate, though I don’t suppose any Christmas card actually fails because if the card exists that counts as participation and 50-cents postage surely counts for something.
Still … what if, privately, just between us, we grade those Christmas cards? Maybe a simple pass-fail notation rather than full-span grade scoring. Passing cards go into the long-term Christmas basket, failures go … we know where failures go.