Christmas Procrastination Discussion!

United States
December 7, 2017 5:50am CST
I bought 2 packages of Christmas cards before Thanksgiving this year. I probably have a box or 2 in my Christmas storage boxes that I bought on clearance last year too. The grand plan was to have them ready to mail the day before Thanksgiving. Yeah, that didn't happen. So, I set my sights on the week after Thanksgiving. Um, nope, still didn't happen. To this day, I have only mailed 4 cards and addressed a few more to send out. Guess I best get a move on before they become after Christmas cards. Do you procrastinate on getting cards out, or do you not send them at all?
17 people like this
20 responses
@Juliaacv (23332)
• Canada
7 Dec
I no longer send out cards, I just quit a few years ago. I used to sit down with a cup of coffee and do out all of my cards every year on Remembrance Day, which is Nov 11th. Then I'd put them into the mail the last week of November as I always wanted them to arrive for December 1st. And surprisingly enough I had a few people tell me that they didn't turn their calendars the year that I stopped sending them because they couldn't believe that the new month was there and our card wasn't.
3 people like this
@sol_cee (13694)
• Japan
7 Dec
Haha
2 people like this
• United States
8 Dec
We would always receive our first card the day after Thanksgiving from my dear departed cousin Diana. I miss receiving those cards.
1 person likes this
@JudyEv (101131)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 Dec
I sent off about 35 yesterday. I start on them early in December usually. I have enough cards for next year too. I pick them up on sale usually.
2 people like this
• United States
8 Dec
I have often bought cards in the past that were on clearance. Now I have to locate them. I usually put them in with the Christmas decorations. Haven't dug through them yet. I made out 2 more cards last night and need to get a move on if I am going to get them out by this weekend.
1 person likes this
@JudyEv (101131)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Dec
@ElusiveButterfly I did five at a time then I'd have a break.
1 person likes this
• United States
8 Dec
@JudyEv that's a good idea.
1 person likes this
@sissy15 (5115)
• United States
9 Dec
I STILL haven't sent out Christmas cards, they're all made off and I have yet to send them out. I only send out a handful to the people who live out of town but I am really horrible at having them sent out. I still have to send out stuff that I was supposed to send like a year ago. I am horrible with this kind of thing, usually, I manage to send them out and they get to who they are meant to go to like a few days before Christmas lol.
1 person likes this
• United States
10 Dec
Hi Sissy! I have a bunch to mail tomorrow. Just need to put a stamp on them. Hope all is well with you and your famiky!
@sissy15 (5115)
• United States
10 Dec
@ElusiveButterfly I will probably be sending mine out this week. Ours already have stamps put on them and we just have to send them out. Thank you, we are doing ok, hope all is well with you and yours too.
1 person likes this
• United States
10 Dec
@sissy15 getting ready for Christmas always bogs me down. Have only a few more gifts to buy and I am done. Have to bake cookies tonight and get them in tomorrow's mail.
• Peoria, Arizona
7 Dec
Everything is ending up taking more time than I expected haha I haven't been procrastinating, I just bit off more than I can chew.
1 person likes this
• United States
8 Dec
Seems to be the same way with me. I have quite a few knitting projects going too and have little time to breath lately.
• Peoria, Arizona
8 Dec
@ElusiveButterfly I am letting myself a day break after each project or else my hands would be destroyed.
1 person likes this
• United States
8 Dec
@DesirousDreamer better to do a little at a time.
@BelleStarr (32135)
• Portland, Connecticut
8 Dec
Mine are all mailed out and done. Hopefully I remembered everyone lol
1 person likes this
• United States
8 Dec
Years ago I was so well organized that I had a list with addresses ready for the following year. All that sent cards the previous year were on the list. I would still send one to those that I didn't receive a card from too.
1 person likes this
@BelleStarr (32135)
• Portland, Connecticut
9 Dec
@ElusiveButterfly I do keep the cards from one year to the next but basically, I use my address book.
1 person likes this
• United States
14 Dec
@BelleStarr I have to get a new address book!
1 person likes this
@Ithink (6795)
• United States
8 Dec
I stopped awhile ago with the price of stamps and I figure the ones I would care enough to send a card to I see and will tell them Merry Christmas to their face or on messages.
1 person likes this
• United States
8 Dec
The cost of stamps has gone up over the years. There was a time when I sent out almost 75-100 cards and received them in return. Now I get a handful. To date we only have 3 cards on display. One is from my husband's employer.
1 person likes this
@Ithink (6795)
• United States
9 Dec
@ElusiveButterfly I know that one, but then I don't send them out anymore. I used to like to take them thou and put them up along the round archway in the living room.
1 person likes this
• United States
9 Dec
@Ithink I have them on display in the dining room. I wrote out a few more yesterday and plan on getting them in today's mail.
1 person likes this
@just4him (92422)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
7 Dec
When it comes to Christmas cards, I don't procrastinate. They're already sent.
1 person likes this
• United States
8 Dec
I received yours! Thank you! Wish I were more on the ball with getting them out.
1 person likes this
@just4him (92422)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 Dec
@ElusiveButterfly I'm glad you got it. I'll be glad to get it when you send it.
1 person likes this
@Happy2BeMe (70039)
• Canada
7 Dec
I received my card yesterday! Thank you! Yours will be going out this weekend. I am the at procastinating..Its my middle name....
1 person likes this
• United States
8 Dec
We must be related! LOL. I really need to sit down and get these dang cards made out!
1 person likes this
@Happy2BeMe (70039)
• Canada
8 Dec
@ElusiveButterfly I have to do that this weekend...no if ands or buts about it!
1 person likes this
@DianneN (59923)
• United States
10 Dec
I don't send them at all anymore.
1 person likes this
• United States
10 Dec
A few years back I didn't send out any and felt a little sad about it. This year I am trying, but am really slow at it. I should have sat down at the table before Thanksgiving and started them. Oh well, best laid plans of mice and men so they say.
1 person likes this
• Jacksonville, Florida
7 Dec
I don't get cards out anymore, it always ends up being the same way. I have good intentions but it never ends up happening.
1 person likes this
• United States
8 Dec
One year I had my children do the cards. They loved making them out too!
1 person likes this
@marlina (62548)
• Canada
7 Dec
I have only prepared 2 xmas cards so far. Procrastination is my middle name.
1 person likes this
• United States
8 Dec
Now I don't feel so bad Marlina!
@Daelii (2161)
• United States
7 Dec
I'm procrastinating... I will get them out this weekend! I hope!
1 person likes this
• United States
8 Dec
I have set my goal to get them done this weekend too.
@Dena91 (3707)
• United States
7 Dec
I got mine done and mailed over the weekend. I try and get it done at the beginning of December. I have cut back on how many I send out.
1 person likes this
• United States
8 Dec
I have pared down my list substantially.
1 person likes this
@rina110383 (23569)
7 Dec
Not sending out Christmas cards anymore, stopped decades ago.
1 person likes this
• United States
8 Dec
There was a year that I didn't send out any. I was very depressed. Felt badly for not sending out a few cards.
1 person likes this
@tzwrites (3820)
• Romania
7 Dec
Hopefully you send them before Christmas
1 person likes this
• United States
8 Dec
I will get them done this weekend.
1 person likes this
@sol_cee (13694)
• Japan
7 Dec
I still prefer the handwritten Christmas cards over the e-cards. It feels more personal.
1 person likes this
• United States
8 Dec
I have received a few ecards and I really don't care for them.
@Morleyhunt (16800)
• Canada
7 Dec
I don't tend to send out cards....but I did mail a parcel yesterday...does that count?
1 person likes this
• United States
8 Dec
I have only one parcel that I send out to my grandson and his half-siblings. Have to bake some cookies this weekend and get them mailed out to him.
1 person likes this
@JolietJake (41585)
7 Dec
I really can't spare the cash, but I don't wanna re-send cards I got from someone else so I don't do anything
1 person likes this
• United States
8 Dec
Back in my crafty days I would take the cover of the old cards and attach them to construction paper. Then add a handwritten greeting. Kept them small enough to fit into a standard size envelope. They were fun to do.
1 person likes this
@Susan2015 (18755)
• United States
10 Dec
Yes I still send a few out almost every year.
• Edgewood, Maryland
9 Dec
I try to get all that stuff down so its not a rush to get everything out in a rush job and the mail sucks here