Post # 1
Personally, I love Christmas cards. I send probably 50+ every year. Some years I get a handful in return, other years I get lots.
So I’m wondering – do you send Christmas cards? Do you like getting them? If you do send them, how many do you send? Are you the first to send or do you only reciprocate?
Post # 2
I used to send them, but never got any in return with the exception of maybe my grandparents. I figured people didn’t give a shit so I stopped sending them a couple years ago.
Post # 3
Nah. Environmentally, they don’t sit well with me.
Post # 4
I think they’re sweet and I’ve got a couple friends who send them, but they’re in the same category as wrapping paper for me- a lovely sentiment but wasteful reality.
Post # 5
Yes!! We send cards. I make them. I do it for self-care 🙂 My family are huge dorks and they all save them and show me when I come to visit…really they’re quite basic.
We also send to all of our wedding party (basically we had a small enough wedding that every guest was in the bridal party or family or both). And some say we’re the only cards they get, and they appreciate them.
We get them from my family. That’s probably where I got my love from, it’s my family’s love language I guess!
Post # 6
I am writing my Christmas newsletter right now! We usually only do a photo card, but this year we have so much news, I’m opting for the letter and a funny photo of all of us. I send upwards of 100 every year, and we get a ton in return. We have huge families and they all love to see the kids and be kept up with their goings on. Cards are one of my favorite things about the holidays and I keep the ones I receive on display until mid january.
Post # 7
Ziggy2112 : TwilightRarity : yeah, I know they’re not environmentally great. I hope that people reycle them :/
SisterJude : my family has always been big on letters and cards and and writing things, I’m guessing that’s why they’re so important to me.
I always make my own cards, usually they’re pretty elaborate hand made cards. This year, we’ve had so much going on (including buying a house and moving this week) that I couldn’t make them so instead I designed them digitally and then had them printed. I have a wreath I use to display any cards that I receive.
Post # 8
MsGinkgo : Totally get that 😀 In my family, the day after Christmas you started writing your Thank You cards LOL. I’ve also noticed, since my DH and I send cards, always Christmas and most birthdays, and always Thank Yous. We’ve noticed certain family members on both sides, and friends, sending Thank You cards way more often. I think sending cards rubs off on people haha!
We also take special care to send cards to our loved ones who are single/not married/without children/living alone etc. Everyone acts like there’s a certain age when you stop caring about birthdays and holidays, but I’m pretty sure no one stops needing to feel thought of and loved.
Post # 9
I LOVE getting Christmas cards….mainly the picture ones and then I can save and display the pictures throughout the year until the new batch comes. I also send them out to some people – this year they are our save the dates (wedding 12/2/17). And next year they will be late but our thank you cards 🙂 my fiancé and i’s FAVORITE holiday is Christmas because of the warm fuzzy feeling and staring at the tree/decorations. And snuggling up watching Christmas movies with a glass of wine.
Post # 10
- Wedding: September 2017 - Pearson Convention Centre
I send them to family and friends that are out of town or that I don’t get to see on a regular basis. I love getting them also
Post # 11
- Wedding: October 2016 - Painswick Church and the Falcon Hotel
I don’t like the whole idea of Christmas cards because I feel guilty when I have to throw them away lol
Post # 12
We send picture cards, it’s a nice way to keep in touch with family/friends that don’t live near us.
Post # 13
Usually I send them. I buy them in January when they’re like 90% off. My goal is to start cycling them, since I’m about 8 years in (you should see my closet), but every January “oh, these are nice and adult and only $1.50 for 40! I’ll send them next year”.
If I don’t send them, it’s probably because I’ve been in an extended funk, the likes of which don’t see me baking for the holidays either. This year might be one of those years. 🙁
Post # 14
- Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom
Growing up we sent lots and recieved lots. As I grew into adulthood though the cards stopped. I DO get the odd ecard, which I do reciprocate when I recieve one. It’s sad that it feels like a dying art 🙁
Post # 15
MsGinkgo : I have already sent 2 out to two couples this year as they are little advent calendar Christmas cards. I love receiving cards too and usually put them away in a box once the holidays are over.