I Do Not Know If I Am More Lazy Or Giving!!!

@Rozie37 (15499)
Turkmenistan
December 16, 2008 9:19pm CST
I don't usually do the holiday greeting card thing. But this year, I bought a whole lot of greeting cards for Christmas. The problem is that I did not realize how much work is involved in filling everything out and sending them off. My heart is in the right place, but that is just too much work. Have you sent off all of your greeting cards already? Are will you be hoping they will arrive by Christmas, like me?
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@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
17 Dec 08
I have done most of them but still have a few to send out. I have to find their addresses LOL I didn't find it any trouble as it's as all that I can afford to send to family overseas.
@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
17 Dec 08
Sending things overseas is quite expensive I imagine. It is hard when you do not want to offend or grow broke. Especially, when you are talking about the grandparents. By the way, I received your pics and then saw them on your profile, so I commented.
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@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
17 Dec 08
I did make two photo books for the grandparents and my siblings got Christmas cards. We have a new addition to my husbands family and had to order something online for him in Australia, he's about 8 months and that saved a lot on shipping costs. They had also ordered popcorn through my sons scout fundraiser and when I sent it off to them it cost me $50 in postage. It's very expensive to ship to NZ and Australia so I might just stick to making calendars and photo books and sorts. Thanks for the comment on my profile and happy you received his Christmas card :)
@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
17 Dec 08
Fifty dollars in postage, are you kidding me??? I could not see myself paying that much on postage for anything. The next time your son is having a fundraiser, SHHHH, don't tell them. Think of the popcorn you could have bought from him for fifty bucks, LOL, just kidding.
@munhozmib (3853)
• Sao Paulo, Brazil
17 Dec 08
Hi, Rozie37! It is pretty good that you took the first step and bought all of your Christmas cards. My mother said she is not sending any card this year, because she never receives them. Therefore, I'm not sending cards either. Well, now that you have already bought them, why don't you just write a simple Merry Christmas on each and start sending them away? This way, you would not have to write too much. Just a basic message in all of them. The person who receives it will be happy, I'm sure they will. Respectfully, Munhozmib.
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
18 Dec 08
Hey stranger, I have not seen you around these parts in a long time. Actually, I got a Christmas card from my favorite aunt today and that prompted me to go ahead and fill them all out. Now, I just need to mail them off.
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@munhozmib (3853)
• Sao Paulo, Brazil
20 Dec 08
Yeah, you see? The job is done! Did you have trouble on writing it or was it a pleasant experience?
@GardenGerty (106640)
• United States
17 Dec 08
I have sent out all but one of the ones I intend to mail. I put the address in my bag along with the card today, but did not get it taken care of. At least, I think I did. I have some to hand out in my car. I usually buy them every year, but I found two unopened boxes from one of the years when I was not so on the ball, I sent some of them out. I hope that you have a Merry Christmas, if I do not get around to posting again before hand.
@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
17 Dec 08
Thank you. I hope that you have a Merry Christmas also. I bet it was pretty nice to find that you already had cards on hand and did not need to go out and purchase any. I know that for me, finding things that I want, but didn't know I had is so cool. It's like little gifts. Enjoy.
@fatsanta (84)
• United States
18 Dec 08
I didn't send them all yet. I think il send them in an express delivery XD Hope all of you have a merry christmas
@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
18 Dec 08
Oh alright, Merry Christmas to you too.
• China
18 Dec 08
I haven't send my card yet,but last year I send my card to my far friends,they tell me they are really happy for receiving the card.I also busy this year,so I haven't prepare the card,I'm hoping I can receiving a card from my friend ,it will surprise me.
@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
18 Dec 08
I know for me, I do not usually send out cards. But this year I am more in the Christmas spirit than I have been in many years. So I am finally working on my cards again.
@winterose (39916)
• Canada
17 Dec 08
no it is not a really big think here in montreal to do, reason being it is just so expense, the stamps are terrible, we don't get a break because it is christmas cards, we have to pay full rate.
@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
18 Dec 08
Oh alright, that is really too bad. I guess I should be grateful then.
@thedaddym (1737)
• United States
17 Dec 08
I guess I am really lazy, because I don't do it at all. My wife does the Christmas cards. But I know she does not just sit around to do them. She just reciprocates when someone else sends one to us. That way we don't waste time and postage on those who don't send them.
@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
17 Dec 08
Alright, I like her plan. If I do it that way, I won't need any postage. I can just hand mine out. No cards in the mail as of yet, but who knows right. What do you do when you get a card from someone on the last mailing day before Christmas? I guess you make sure you catch them for New Years, right? hehe.
@minnie_98214 (10572)
• United States
17 Dec 08
I did get my cards out this year but its the first time in many years that I sent out cards. It is alot of work to fill them all out. Makes me really wonder how those crafty people not only send out cards but make there own cards.
@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
17 Dec 08
I can see why you got your cards out early this year. You have a brand new little girl to celebrate. I bet a nice picture was included too.
@ladym33 (11007)
• United States
17 Dec 08
I have a very lazy system. When a card comes in, I immediately send a card right back using the return address on the envelope. That way I am only doing a couple at a time and only a couple a day. I don't have enough time or patience to sit down and write out a stack of them. My method works well for me.
@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
17 Dec 08
Oh, I like your plan. I thought about that before. If I am to do that this year, I have some serious catching up to do. I guess I am right back to doing a whole stack, LOL.
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
17 Dec 08
I always have mine all stamped and ready to send out the day after Thanksgiving. I get the one's that are already signed and with my address on the envelope. All I have to do is put the address to send it to on it. It's so much easier doing it this way than having to sign each and every card myself. I've done that and it's just too much. My hand gets to crampy and painful so I started buying the already signed ones. Much much easier!
@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
17 Dec 08
My biggest was that I was getting carried away with the special things that I wanted to say. Sometimes, we get a little shy about saying the special things that we want to say to our loved ones. So we try to write it all in a card or something. I don't know, I guess I need to start getting all mushy with my family more often, LOL.
• Canada
17 Dec 08
I have cards too, but I'm just too busy to get them out there. i think I'll write a few, and hand them out at christmas time. I have ordered some pictures to pick up tomorrow that I am going to include in the cards that I gave to family members on christmas day. That's an inexensive gift. :)
@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
17 Dec 08
It is definitely cheaper to hand them out. When I first started filling mine out, I got a little carried away. I wanted to give a special card to my sister's family and then each child individually. Then I thought, wait a minute, where are all those stamps going to come from. I that point, I packed things up and quit.