Do you still send christmas cards?

Singapore
December 18, 2007 1:07am CST
Or did you ever send christmas cards by snail mail? With more and more people using email, and ecards, have people stopped sending snail mail cards over Christmas? Personally, because I like crafts, I like making cards and still sending them over the post. There's just something about receiving a physical card, especially if it's hand made and contains long passages in handwritten script. Of course the limitation with these cards is that i can't make too many. How about you? Are the only physical cards you receive these days those sent by your insurance agent or some other commercial supplier?
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@makatas (1101)
• Greece
18 Dec 07
Many years have passed since i last sent a greeting card for any reason, Christmas, Easter or anything.Its not that i am sending e-cards or something, i just think its easier to make a phone call or something. The only cards i receive is from guys at politics and insurance agents.
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• Singapore
19 Dec 07
yup this is usual these days.
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
18 Dec 07
yes i still do. my sister lives at japan and me and my children still send christmas cards or birthday cards tru snail mail. she appreciates that more, morethan email and calling and greeting at the phone.
• Singapore
18 Dec 07
yes, it's something to touch and keep.
@kellys3ps (3726)
• United States
21 Dec 07
my hubby would like us to go digital this year, but I know we have a lot of friends and family who would be upset with us for not sending the real deals. So..I broke down and bought a box of cards today!
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• Singapore
21 Dec 07
well I'm sure they'll appreciate receiving one from you, especially if it contains news and personal greetings instead of just a one-liner! i get those sometimes!
@rmuxagirl (7561)
• United States
19 Dec 07
I do still send out Christmas cards. I think it gives a little personal touch. The e-cards and such aren't as personal. You can hand write little notes in each card to let that person know you are thinking of them.
• Singapore
21 Dec 07
definitely. more warmth is sent across.
@julianarw (1524)
• Netherlands
19 Dec 07
Yes, i still send christmas cards. But this year i made little bit different. i don't buy christmas cards. But i made my son photos and then little bit decoration with adobe photoshop elements. And then we just print the photo become our christmas card this year ;) We sent only to family and closed friends.
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• Singapore
21 Dec 07
that's nice. some people add an annual update on their family too.
• India
19 Dec 07
Yes,i still send Christmas and new year card.I think it is better and more valuable to send cards than sending emailing.
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• Singapore
21 Dec 07
new year cards too? wow!
@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
19 Dec 07
I used to send out snail mails before and even snail letters when the internet was yet a fantacy to me and when inly some elite few who have access to this complex technolgy. And now that I ahve in my hands th power of keystrokes I have been sending out emails and even ecards when its birthday and special occaions like chrsitmas. but if I were to choose between the two i still want to receive sanil mails and like to collect stamps from other places. have a nice day and happy mylotting!
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• Singapore
19 Dec 07
yup stamps have a special feel to them.
@johndur (3049)
• Pasig, Philippines
19 Dec 07
i think these days only a few still use the snail mail,they still use it in far flung places where no telephone or internet access.i still send christmas cards but not by snail mail but by internet using the web and messengers.that way send it is faster,cheaper and easier.
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• Singapore
19 Dec 07
true...
• Australia
19 Dec 07
It depends who I send it to. I'll send Christmas cards to my grandparents, parents, uncles, aunts etc but will probably just send ecards to friends. Personally, I prefer receiving Christmas cards as I love to display them around the house.
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• Singapore
19 Dec 07
I'm sure your relatives enjoy receiving snail mail cards too. :)
@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
19 Dec 07
I have left it too late to order and send out our christmas cards this year. I think i am going to send them via email.
• Singapore
19 Dec 07
guess that's the fastest way. :)
@moneyandgc (3430)
• United States
18 Dec 07
I have received quite a few cards from friends this year. Some more elaborate than others. I don't care either way, its the thought that makes me feel good. We mail out Christmas cards. We have photo cards made at the store. I am not very fond of e-cards so I don't send them. They seem too impersonal. I haven't received any e-cards either, only snail-mail cards.
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• Singapore
19 Dec 07
wow photo cards! great way to update family and friends on how everyone looks now.
• United States
18 Dec 07
My younger sister and I love to do holiday crafts together. We love to make Christmas ornaments and we're about to make a couple of cards to send to my aunt and some decorations to put up around the house. We usually get handmade cards for Christmas, we don't have much money so we get handmade cards from my auntie, or we make them on our own. It's nicer to make your cards then buy them, then you know that love was put into them.
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• Singapore
19 Dec 07
i totally agree! :)
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
18 Dec 07
I have not sent out a single card this year. Last year we sent maybe 10 out to family. One old neighbor always get's one but that's usually hand delivered as we get a home made one with a family portrait from them. But none sent out at all this year. Bummer huh? So don't be looking in your mail box for a card from me this year. HAHAHA!! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
• Singapore
19 Dec 07
oh no card from you?? :P so far I've received a Grand Total of ONE.
• Indonesia
18 Dec 07
It depends on your time, your money, and the people you give the card to. If your time is very short, and you have many things to do, it's better to send the cards via email. but if you have enough time, you can go to the shop and buy some cards, and then write on that. If you have enough money, just buy cards. And if the people you give the card to are happier to receive cards, just do.
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• Singapore
18 Dec 07
that's true. so what are you doing this christmas?
• Singapore
22 Dec 07
I used to do it and have some fun. But I noticed that people don't really care and they are not reciprocating. It is not that I care about them reciprocating but it doesn't feel good when you are being nice and people just brush you aside like, "huh? who cares about cards? What a waste of my time to even open your envelope". So gradually, I sent less and less, switched to email greetings and finally now, nothing at all.
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
19 Dec 07
I used to send out snail mails before and even snail letters when the internet was yet a fantacy to me and when inly some elite few who have access to this complex technolgy. And now that I ahve in my hands th power of keystrokes I have been sending out emails and even ecards when its birthday and special occaions like chrsitmas. but if I were to choose between the two i still want to receive sanil mails and like to collect stamps from other places. have a nice day and happy mylotting!