Merry Christmas...Who Are You??

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United States
December 11, 2017 1:45am CST
Yesterday (Saturday) I got a Christmas card in the mail. It was addressed to me, but the name and address on the card is not one I recognize. I do not know the person who sent it and have no idea why they sent me a card. I did not sign up for any holiday card exchanges or anything like that. Last year I did, but I couldn't afford to mail so many cards back so I left the group without sending any cards. The rule of the group was that if you left the group, your name got removed from the list and no one would send cards to you. The only thing I can figure is that someone from that group must still have my name and address saved. But why did they send me a card when I am not participating in any card exchange? I don't even recognize the name as anyone who sent me a card last year. It is...a bit odd, to say the least. Have you ever received a Christmas card from a complete stranger?
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@jstory07 (71443)
• Roseburg, Oregon
11 Dec
No I have not unless you mean my husband's family they are strange.
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• United States
11 Dec
Well, by that way of thinking, all of the cards I get are from strange people.
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@josie_ (8018)
• Philippines
11 Dec
It's the thought that counts. It's like you're walking along a street and a complete stranger coming from the opposite direction looks at you and smile. What would your reaction be?
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• United States
11 Dec
Yes, I was happy to receive a card...I was just confused because I don't know the person and am not sure how they got my address.
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@rebelann (43180)
• El Paso, Texas
11 Dec
Lucky you, you have a secret admirer ...... well, not so secret anymore I suppose. You gonna send one back to them? I usually only get one card in the mail, most of my buds do email or facebook.
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• United States
12 Dec
I'm debating whether to send one back...but I don't even know who to address it to! It just had their last name (and address) listed for the return address, and that's all they signed in the card. I guess I should send one back anyway! Maybe we'll start a tradition of sending each other a card each year, never knowing who the other person is.
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@rebelann (43180)
• El Paso, Texas
12 Dec
Do what a lot of people do @Srbageldog just write it to the Yadda Family .... ok, I used Yadda cuz I don't know the name on your card.
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@Shavkat (66276)
• Philippines
11 Dec
Yes. When I was working in my previous company, the company employed more than a thousand employees from different provinces. I really don't have any idea who the person was but I appreciated the gesture of having a token of present from him.
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• United States
11 Dec
That was nice that you got a present from him, even if you didn't know him! At least you knew why you were getting it (you worked for the same company.)
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@Shavkat (66276)
• Philippines
13 Dec
@Srbageldog We were working in the local government agency. I just knew him on the day that token was given.
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@rina110383 (24069)
11 Dec
No, but it would be fun to receive one.
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• United States
11 Dec
It was confusing, but also nice to get a card I wasn't expecting!
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@Ithink (10495)
• United States
12 Dec
We did last year for Christmas was signed Santa and in it was a Visa Gift card, it was for $300.00 bucks along with one to Pizza Hut and Subway. I to this day have no clue who sent it but we got the bathroom done upstairs with it.
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• United States
12 Dec
Wow, that's awesome! What an unexpected blessing for you guys. It's hearing about random acts of kindness like that which make me think there is still hope for humanity.
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@Ithink (10495)
• United States
13 Dec
@Srbageldog It does, it sure did us!
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@Courtlynn (55382)
• United States
11 Dec
I have not. Thats weird. Hope it wasnt my card you don't recognize lol
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• United States
12 Dec
Oh no, it wasn't yours lol. It must have been someone from the card exchange group I briefly joined (and then left without participating in the exchange) last year...that's the only explanation I can think of. Unless some random person looked up my name and address online and decided to send me a Christmas card! We shall never know.
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@Courtlynn (55382)
• United States
12 Dec
@Srbageldog hmm yes strange. Well. Hope it was at least a pretty card
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• Kathmandu, Nepal
11 Dec
No, not yet! But I would love to get one! Sometimes unusual thing is so amusing that it can't be said in words. I guess in your issue. they haven't removed your name. This might also conclude that you were the best one for them. Otherwise, why would they forget to remove your name. Well, Happy Christmas in advance!!!!!!!!!
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• United States
12 Dec
It amused me a great deal getting that card and not knowing who it was from! It definitely made my day. Maybe someday you will also get a mystery card in the mail! Happy Christmas to you (in advance) too.
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• Kathmandu, Nepal
12 Dec
@Srbageldog You are welcome!!!!!!!!!
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@sw8sincere (5206)
• Philippines
11 Dec
I have never received any greeting card from any stranger but if I did, I won't be bother so much as long as what is written on the card are in good intentions. I would appreciate whoever who wrote it instead and blessed him for taking effort just to write a card for me.
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• United States
11 Dec
They just signed their family's last name on the card. It doesn't bother me, I'm just a bit confused why I received it.
• Philippines
11 Dec
@Srbageldog Well, I envy you. I hope I could receive a card from someone from far away too.
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@JESSY3236 (7617)
• United States
12 Dec
Yes I have. We used to have a Hallmark card store. I used to get Christmas cards from the woman who worked there. Last year when I got my pills from Walmart, the pharmacist gave me a Christmas card in with my pills. It was nice.
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• United States
13 Dec
That is very nice! I'm glad you had some Christmas cheer sent your way.
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@sallypup (29424)
• Moses Lake, Washington
11 Dec
I love it. The true meaning of Christmas in your mailbox. Congrats!
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• United States
12 Dec
Thank you! It definitely spread some holiday cheer my way!
@JohnRoberts (65396)
• Los Angeles, California
11 Dec
No, I never have. You got a greeting out of the blue.
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• United States
12 Dec
Yep, it was an unexpected surprise!
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@Happy2BeMe (75424)
• Canada
11 Dec
Always nice to get a card even if you don't know who it is from. It will always be a mystery because you will never know but somebody somewhere was thinking of you.
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• United States
11 Dec
Yes, it was very nice to get the card, even if it is a mystery.
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@sissy15 (5773)
• United States
11 Dec
Maybe one of the inmates your brother gave your address to wanted to send you a Christmas card after you failed to write them back as a way to thank you for not reading their kind messages. Maybe you gave them hope that maybe one day you would write them back and they want to thank you for that hope.
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• United States
11 Dec
That thought did cross my mind...
• Jacksonville, Florida
11 Dec
No I haven't but it's sweet to get a card, even if you don't know them. =)
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• United States
11 Dec
Yes, it was just surprising (and a bit confusing) is all.
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@TRBRocks420 (84696)
• Banks, Oregon
11 Dec
No I never have.
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• United States
11 Dec
I'm so confused by it lol.
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