Christmas etiquette question. See details please.
My Dad died suddenly a few months ago, and my Mom was telling me how I should not send Christmas cards out this year, which I understand, as it would seem too cheerful in such a grieving time. However, I did make some phone calls to some friends and family and wished them a Merry Christmas, as I wished my friends on Facebook a Merry Christmas, I guess because I was feeling the joy of the season, and now I am wondering if I should not have done that. Do you think what I did was alright? I'm a little confused, as I never lost someone that close to me.