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#1 Dionysus

Posted 03 December 2012 - 07:21 PM

I am sitting here thinking if I want to send any cards, I better get started writing them.

We have moved house, so if I want to get any, I better send some first with our new address on the back.

Reasons for not sending cards so far are;
- I really can't be bothered
- I don't have any cool places to display cards at our new house
- seems an awful waste of paper/resources
- cost of postage

hmmm, what else?

Do you send cards?  Why? Why not?

#2 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 03 December 2012 - 07:25 PM

Nope. Don't see the point (in my circumstances) and can't be bothered.

Everyone I am in touch with are either people I see in person, or people I am in touch with online.

#3 aussierach

Posted 03 December 2012 - 07:27 PM

yep especially since having th ekids we take a family pic same place in the yard every year and my friends love to recieve th enew pic and see how much we have changed since the previous year original.gif one firend my oldest godmother actually has a frame she displays our pic in all year round original.gif

#4 imamumto3

Posted 03 December 2012 - 07:28 PM

I don't send cards, I never seem to get around to sending them.  we don't receive many either, probably because we don't send them.  we always get them from dhs elderly relatives.

#5 nik_klinger

Posted 03 December 2012 - 07:28 PM

No and haven't for years, i mean probably 20 years.

My reason is this, i was the very good daughter who used to love the idea of writing cards & wrote them for the family- that made my mum happy, I would dutifully write the cards to the list of family friends etc...then lo & behold we met up with a family friend in a local club, she couldn't pull herself away from the pokies to even say hello. So i really started to wonder what was the point??? Why am i sending you a card when you can't even be bothered to say hello to me.

From then on i''ve hardly ever sent a card, if you're a good friend of mine I will wish you in person  biggrin.gif

#6 Jekaho

Posted 03 December 2012 - 07:30 PM

2011 was the first time that I primarily sent e-cards. It was so hard for me to make that decision because I LOVE sending and receiving Christmas cards. And e-cards are so impersonal, in comparison.
Anyway, this year we'll be doing the same - ecards to everyone with email, and then Christmas cards to those without internet (mostly older family members and friends).

#7 NATPR

Posted 03 December 2012 - 07:31 PM

We do.

Its great when you have relatives who live overseas/interstate.  I also like to send a card to extended family...we catch up a few times a year or see each other at functions and its a nice to wish them a wonderful Christmas time.

#8 **Xena**

Posted 03 December 2012 - 07:32 PM

I don't as I think they are a waste of resources.

That being said I do think it's lovely when I receive them due to the thought. I don't ring up the person and abuse them for wasting paper and accuse them of being a Liberal voter biggrin.gif

#9 eachschoolholidays

Posted 03 December 2012 - 07:34 PM

Yep - we get some made with a photo of the kids on the front.  We only do about 20 though

#10 Dionysus

Posted 03 December 2012 - 07:34 PM

LOL

most of DH's family do vote liberal, though   glare.gif

#11 LynnyP

Posted 03 December 2012 - 07:35 PM

Only to England.  I email or call other people.  My mother sends cards to everyone.  Even if you are seeing her Christmas Day she gives you a Christmas card!

#12 Mrs Dinosaurus

Posted 03 December 2012 - 07:35 PM

Yes, but only for the kids. We gave very few cards to elderly and respected people prior to having kids. Now we make our own of the kids dressed in silly outfits and give them to the whole family biggrin.gif

I imagine it will stop when the kids start refusing to dress in silly outfits...

#13 RedBob

Posted 03 December 2012 - 07:37 PM

We do to elderly relatives overseas. Everyone else, nope.

#14 luke's mummu

Posted 03 December 2012 - 07:38 PM

Yes I do, but not insulted if we don't get one in return. Some people are just too busy and that's OK.

#15 lisacat

Posted 03 December 2012 - 07:52 PM

Normally I don't but when on our trip to new york we got some cards with santa and the statue of liberty trying to read a subway map on the front.
I can't wait to send them, I am writing them this weekend.

#16 FeralProudSwahili

Posted 03 December 2012 - 07:55 PM

Nope.

#17 Domestic Goddess

Posted 03 December 2012 - 08:03 PM

I send 3 aunts and uncles and 2 friends overseas. That's it. Oh and I give Christmas cards in the party bags that I give along with DS's birthday party, as it is 1 week before Christmas.

#18 TopsyTurvy

Posted 03 December 2012 - 08:08 PM

Yep I sure do! biggrin.gif

40 went out in the post today.

7 to overseas family, and the rest to family and friends here in Australia.

I love getting cards in the mail and I hope that others like to recieve them from us too!

#19 RoxieHart

Posted 03 December 2012 - 08:09 PM

Yes I do. I like sending them and not worried if I don't get them in return. It is lovely to receive something in the letterbox other than bills or bank statements!


#20 I'mBeachedAs

Posted 03 December 2012 - 08:17 PM

I only send them if I receive one from that person first. Otherwise I don't bother.

#21 entourage

Posted 04 December 2012 - 10:09 AM

We send around 10 including overseas as I get my eldest to help write them & she loves it, something different from typing & encourages writing & social skills.




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