Christmas Cards

United States
December 8, 2008 9:14am CST
Not a lot of cards going out this year. Actually I'm probably only sending 3 cards. I can't even think of who else to send a card to. I could send one to my brother's family, I used to, but he never sends any back, so I stopped sending them. My in laws send us a card each year, but they live around the corner and we see them quite frequently. Actually they'll most likely be here Christmas day, so I personally think it's silly to send them a card. We'll be sending one to an old family friend, one to my son's godmother, and one to hubby's aunt. Each card holds a recent family photo. How many cards are you sending this year? Will a photo be included?
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16 responses
@vanities (11409)
• Davao, Philippines
9 Dec 08
i don't think i will send one..since my daughter and son will be going home this Christmas and my brother is just 15 kilometers away from my home and usually they spend their Christmas eve with us..
@ClassyCat (1214)
• United States
9 Dec 08
I think that with the postage going up about every 18 months to 2 yrs., people can't afford to send out very many. At our church, every year they set up a long table in the back of the church with decorated baskets onit. each basket has letters of the alphabet (like A - C and D- G and so on. We simply make out our cards, and drop them in the basket that is associated with the letter for thier last name. It's also a nice way to donate some money (ina sealed envelope of course), to a needy family. Proabably a lot of us will do 'electronic E-cards.' If you want to do something nice - you can send a card to a wounded soldier. Here's the information: Operation AC Attention: Wounded Soldier Cards 560 Peoples Plaza Box 121 Newark, DE. 19702 Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
@ravinskye (8242)
• United States
8 Dec 08
I have no idea what we'll be doing this year. Last year I ordered photo cards from walmart. My mom took a picture of us in front of our christmas tree and then I uploaded it to walmart.com. i could pick a different christmas theme to go around our picture and add a message on the side. They print them up and then send them with their own envelopes. So all i had to do was address them and send them out. It was nice and didn't really cost that much. But this year we are so broke I don't know what we are going to do. I don't think people will mind if we just don't send them out a card this year.
• United States
8 Dec 08
My husband got me a photo quality printer for my birthday a couple years ago, so I printed the picture myself. It's not the greatest, it's the same one I uploaded here on a discussion last night. But it's good enough and didn't cost me a dime. The paper I used came with the printer, that's how often I've used it, lol.
@Albee22 (41)
• Malaysia
9 Dec 08
lol..i think i won't sending out any cards to my friends.But i will send blessing christmas message to them^-^
@yhlovenj (12)
• China
9 Dec 08
To tell the truth, I have never sent the Christmas cards, you may be astonished, it's easy,because I come from China, therefore, we don't send cards to each other. OK,best wishes to you!
@liuting (10)
• China
9 Dec 08
I think a christmas card not costing much.sending a catd to others just expressed your best wishes for him or her,when someone received the card he or she must very happy and at the same time wish you will be happy andluck
@oldboy46 (2132)
• Australia
9 Dec 08
We do not send out a lot of Christmas cards at all these days. We certanly do not send cards to those family and friends we will be spending some time with on Christmas Day. We do take the opportunity to include an update of our news when we send the Christmas Cards to friends we will not be seeing. My partner used to do this long before she met me in fact and once we became a couple, she suggested I started doing it as well. So now sometimes she types it up and other times I do but we always add a personal handwritten bit onto each "letter". In the past few years we have noticed that a number of our friends also do the same sort of thing, so it is kind of catching. I appreciate getting the news from friends because although they might have mentioned something to me, it can be so easily forgotten. At least the annual news update keeps us in contact with each other. We actually posted/mailed out our Christmas Cards today. This year we send 18 from memory and each of them was to a friend who does not live in the same area or district as we do.
• Philippines
9 Dec 08
I have to agree that E-Cards are the most practical thing to give a love one today... but if you want to be more romantic, then why not make a card and send it to your loveone....
@redkathy (3375)
• United States
9 Dec 08
I haven't sent cards for years now. I used to send fruit to family out of town(not this year) and I always have the rest of the family over for Christmas eve dinner. I do the traditional dinner that has been passed down on my mothers side. It costs about 350.00. This year I'll be really struggling to do it. It's something that I love to do for my family and wouldn't skip it for anything.
• Philippines
9 Dec 08
I think sending email or E-greeting cards is more cheaper than sending greeting cards on a hard copy. Before I am making personal greeting cards for my friends and family but sending abroad is expensive so I do it in email.
@cher913 (25859)
• Canada
9 Dec 08
i generally send cards to people i dont see that much and to those that dont have the internet. i would like to send a pic of our daughters (ages 15 and 11) but will have to get busy on that. i will not send out that many because it costs 52 cents here in canada for a first class stamp!
@camomom (7535)
• United States
8 Dec 08
I might send out a couple, only to our out of state family members. My mom, his mom, my best friend, maybe my sister. Otherwise everyone gets text messages and emails. Maybe a phone call. We're still debating on the photo idea.
• United States
8 Dec 08
Oh.. rats... I really should be sending those off, shouldn't I? Ugh.
@luvstochat (6911)
• United States
8 Dec 08
I am only sending out cards to those that I get cards from this year. I have only received two so far one from my half sister and one from my husbands grandma. I really don't expect to get many cards this year. I do get emails from people wishing Merry Christmas.
@vicki2876 (5640)
• Canada
8 Dec 08
This year I have actually done more cards. I started working this year and become more acquainted with people. Not close enough to be with us on Christmas, but still like to let them know I am thinking of them. Also I was on a Christmas card list for a site I am on. We sent each other cards with a little freebie in it. I send one to my aunt because she usually sends me one. I don't put pictures in those. I send one to my sister, dad, and grandfather and they get the recent school pictures of us. They live very far away and I never see then during the holidays. I got a pack of cards from the kids fundraisers and some samplers that I got, so that didn't really cost anything I hadn't already spent. Just the stamps really. The old cards can be reused in crafts and stuff for the kids. LOL I got a really cool card from someone where you can plant the card after and flowers will grow. COOL!
@Barb42 (4216)
• United States
8 Dec 08
My husband has a large family and we usually send out to his family and mine, which isn't all that large - only have my Mother and 2 brothers. We don't send out to nieces and nephews. But I haven't bought any cards this year, so don't know if I'll send out any this year other than to my Mother and my 2 kids.
@lilybug (21145)
• United States
8 Dec 08
I am not going to be sending a whole lot of cards out this year. I never do. I don't normally get that many either. I had not planned on adding any photos to the ones that I do send.