Do you send out Christmas cards before you have children?

posted 2 years ago in Holidays
  • poll: Would you/did you send a Christmas card before children?
    Heck yes, its nice to keep in touch : (70 votes)
    89 %
    Nope, people only want to see little ones grow : (9 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 2
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    1249 posts
    Bumble bee

    Swizzle:  what’s funny is before i even opened this thread i thought to myself “oh heck yes!” then saw that was in fact an option on the poll! hahah FI and I have sent out christmas cards for the last 2 years since we moved in together. We do funny cards. People are still talking about last years, and it’s almost time for another one! Of course now im stuck racking my brain to think of something to top last year. We involved our cat too. Pretty much like our kid lol

    Post # 3
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    42546 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Swizzle:  In my world, having or not having children has nothing to do with sending Christmas cards. We used to send out masses of Christmas cards, even before we had children. We don’t send nearly so many now, as the practice seems to be falling off.

    Post # 4
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    2280 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California

    We send cards (without pictures though) to our close family with cute little notes/updates on our life.  We started that the first Christmas we were married & our older family especially enjoys them :).

    Post # 5
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    1669 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Swizzle:  we’ve sent one every year since we started dating (and living together) with a pic of each of our dogs, and one of us! this year we will be sending one with a wedding picture i believe. i love sending them!!! and getting them!!!

    Post # 6
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    2704 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    Swizzle:  I’ve always sent out Christmas cards, even when I was single in University. But, I absolutely LOVE Xmas. I already have our cards, and they’re addressed and ready to go. This year I did order picture cards, with us and I included our dog. I think they’re kinda funny… hopefully people will find them funny too.

    I say go for it! Even if you don’t have kids you’re still a family!

    Post # 7
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    10495 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I get tons of cards from people without children – both single and married.  I sent out cards before I was married.

    I don’t see why someone’s plans for having kids changes whether or not they’ll send out cards.

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

    Absolutely! I’ve done an extensive Christmas mailing every year since I was a freshman in college.  A lovely personal note is always appropriate, regardless of one’s marital or familial status!

    Post # 9
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    3557 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    My family does Christmas cards and most of us write a letter to go in them that’s a kind of humorous family update. It’s a way to keep in touch and let people know about the highlights of the year. We also include pictures of people, pets, or other things we talk about. It has nothing to do with if we have kids or not.

    Post # 10
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    249 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    Swizzle:  For me, having children has absolutely nothing to do with holiday cards. The point of the holiday card is to connect with friends and family and let them know we are thinking of them during the holiday season.

    This year we are sending a photo card with our cat on it underneath our christmas tree. I suppose she is like our daugther – but again – I enjoy sending/receiving cards because it’s the thought that counts and I really don’t care all that much about seeing how big your kid is – I care more about what you write inside the card!

    Post # 11
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I’m excited to do a Christmas/holiday card this year because it’s our first married one! I think that plays more of a factor in sending them than if you have kids. We never sent any out as boyfriend/girlfriend/fiancés.

    Our dogs are our kids, so they’ll be on it 

    Post # 12
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    2840 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Hell yeah! This was our card last year. People loved them! (Our photographer got us our photo cards after we’d already sent out thank yous… So I bought some Santa hat stickers and made these!)

    Post # 13
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    6510 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I don’t think having children has anything to do with Christmas cards. I have been sending them out (with personal messages) for the past two years. We don’t see our family/friends very often so it’s a nice way to keep in touch. Most of my friends without children send them out as well.

    Post # 14
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    957 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    <address>FI and I send christmas cards every year since we’ve lived together (2010) without having kids but we don’t put photos of ourselves on/in them. I don’t know anyone who else does but maybe that’s a culture thing as I’m from UK. </address>

    Post # 15
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    194 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    Swizzle:  we started the year we were engaged, and then a wedding picture christmas card, and then our honeymoon pictures also announcing baby on way. everyone loved finding “the hidden message” (announcing pregnancy) i got lots of compliments on it. and so on so yes we did before we had kids

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