Post # 1
How many Christmas/Holiday cards do you send out? How do you decide who receives them?
I’m currently sending mine and sending out between 50 and 60. I love sending cards and love receiving them. Our list is pretty similar to our wedding guest list (with a few exceptions). Sometimes I wonder if it’s worth the effort but I know how happy the mailbox of Christmas cards makes me and I hope that my cards bring a little joy to other people too.
Do you send cards? Why/Why not? How do you decide who gets them?
Post # 3
@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
@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
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
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
We sent out photo cards, only to our family and a couple of close friends. 21 exactly this year.
Post # 8
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
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
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 # 11
@MrsCVsomeday: AH! I thought I was the only one with a spreadsheet!!! I make my cards every year so everyone gets the same card but I mark off if I send them one and if I get one from them. I don’t usually drop people, more often than not I add people.
This year, I’ve had so much going on people will still get handmade cards but they’re from the collection I sell instead of being my own personal extra fancy card (which I actually feel guilty about…I just don’t have the time).
Post # 12
Next year we’ll be sending a picture card out to both families… So 30-ish cards?
Post # 13
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
@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
Total was around 150. We were part of a Corgi Christmas Card exchange and I sent around 50 to friends, family, and coworkers.
Post # 16
@MRSsrm85: what is a Corgi exchange!?