Bees who send Christmas/Holiday Cards…how many?

posted 3 years ago in Holidays
  • poll: How many cards do you send?
    I don't send cards : (7 votes)
    16 %
    1-10 : (1 votes)
    2 %
    11-20 : (6 votes)
    14 %
    21-30 : (11 votes)
    25 %
    31-40 : (4 votes)
    9 %
    41-50 : (5 votes)
    11 %
    51-60 : (5 votes)
    11 %
    61-75 : (2 votes)
    5 %
    76-100 : (3 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
    8387 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @MsGinkgo:  I make my cards each year, so every person on my list gets one that is personalized to them.  Since it’s fairly time consuming, I usually don’t send out more than 20.

    Post # 4
    10834 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @MsGinkgo: I normally send out about 30. I’m not doing them this year except for close family and friends. Instead we’re going to donate food etc to a dog rescue centre.

    Post # 5
    3505 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    We sent about 30 this year.. I’ve slowly decreased my list over the years.. we send them to family members & close friends. I used to do co-workers, extended family.. now we just do those we’re close with. I do feel guilty though when we get one from someone we didn’t send one to.

    Post # 6
    3777 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I sent 30 this year.

    ETA: I sent to our closest friends (whoever was in the bridal party, basically) our family, and two or three close family friends. So far I haven’t received a card from someone who didn’t get one from us, so yay!


    Post # 7
    1302 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    We sent out photo cards, only to our family and a couple of close friends. 21 exactly this year.

    Post # 8
    165 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I have, ever since I was in college. 🙂  I think it’s classy and lovely to receive a handwritten note, so I try to make a big effort to do so at Christmas, at least!  I am sending a few more this year.  I have mailed 55, and have roughly 25 left to write.  I send the first ones out to long-time friends all over the country, and then the last ones are typically for co-workers and people I see regularly.  

    I keep an Excel chart of people I’m going to send cards to, which includes addresses, type of card (if sending from multiple boxes), and date sent…and add a tab every year.  I rarely drop anyone (unless I can’t find a current address), but have added over time).  🙂  I update the card file anytime I hear of a new address during the year, and it stays fairly current. 

    Post # 9
    7896 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2015

    I sent about 30 this morning to close friends and family (minus my direct family which I have presents for and will see on Christmas)

    It WAS a lot of work but it makes me so happy to get cards, I just thought I would send some this year! There is something so ladylike about it 🙂


    Post # 10
    2578 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I sent out 23 this year, pretty much to people from our wedding guest list (minus a few). I send them regardless of getting cards back… right now we’ve only received 2.

    Post # 12
    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Next year we’ll be sending a picture card out to both families… So 30-ish cards?

    Post # 13
    5697 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I only ordered 35 last year and I had to skip a few people, so this year when I bought my living social for it I bought the package that included 70. I anticipate having around 50 that go out? It was only 28 bucks so still less than half the price of the cards without the deal.

    Post # 14
    7654 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    @MsGinkgo:  I send about 25 cards. I sent them to all family and friends and then there are a few people who get them because they send us one, and I keep them in mind for the following year so I don’t miss them.

    Post # 15
    2694 posts
    Sugar bee

    Total was around 150. We were part of a Corgi Christmas Card exchange and I sent around 50 to friends, family, and coworkers.

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