Post # 1
We send holiday cards every year. This year we are announcing my pregnancy in the card which makes it extra special. When I told my Mother and Sister this they thought it was a fantastic idea but it spawned an interesting conversation about cards.
My Sister and Mother no longer send them. My sister said she forgets and my Mom says she always means to but never completes the task. They were both laughing and said that every year when they open mine they feel a little bit guilty.
Do you send a Holiday card?
If you don’t do you have a negative feeling when you receive them from others?
Post # 3
I used to, but didn’t last year, and don’t plan on doing it this year. Maybe for my grandparents or something. With my wedding being 2 months ago I’m burnt out from all the STD’s, invites, thank yous, etc.
I do normally love sending them and I LOVE getting them.
Post # 4
I used to send them out, but I never receive any anymore so I just kind of gave up. I still send one to my 90 year old aunt every year and a few friends who are living abroad. Other than that, most people I know would probably just dump it straight in the trash, so there’s no point.
Post # 5
@linguo42: I get that part actually, about dumping them. I only send them to family members and our other friends with kids, since they seem to be who we get them from as well. Plus my older family members, like to get the picture portion.
Post # 6
I usually do, last year we didn’t because of my BIL’s passing. But this year I just sent them out yesterday. WOOT!
I love sending and getting them!!
Most people I know actually display their cards, as do I. I keep the close family ones then throw out the others after New Years.
I think next year with the baby we will start sending photo holiday cards.
We also did a pseudo pregnancy / moving announcement in ours! Although most know already. 😀
Post # 7
I didn’t send them out the last two years and didn’t feel guilty about NOT sending them – and was grateful to be included on the list of those that were likely wondering what happened to me.
We are doing photo cards this year for the first time and I’m nervous about sending them, for some reason!
Post # 8
I love sending them! This year’s is a hybrid christmas card/wedding announcement. It has a wedding photo and says “Merry Christmas, The ******s est 2011” then the back says “May your days be “married” and bright” lol.
Post # 9
I sent them all out yesterday. I send them every year and make Fiance scribble his signature on all of them, haha.
I don’t really think about not getting them. I definitely get excited to get mail and hang them up but there’s no ill will towards anyone who didn’t send me one.
Post # 10
We usually don’t. My family never has but apparently his family does. So we might send a Christmukkah card this year… not sure.
Post # 11
I love receiving them! And have never felt bad about receiving one when I didn’t send them, haha. This is our first year sending them, and we only sent them to family/close friends who we knew we weren’t wasting $ or time mailing them to. Most of our other friends would trash em immediately, so we only sent about 15 out.
Post # 12
I sent them when we got married and last year. I sent our Christmas cards with a wedding picture since I didn’t have our thank you’s done yet. I did both Christmas and wedding thank yous in a span of a week. I could barely move my hand after that. Last year, I sent them again. This year, I’m thinking of not doing it because of time and schedule.
Post # 13
This is my first time on my own with Fiance. We aren’t sending them this year, but will gladly send them out as a married couple next year.
Post # 14
I did last year for the first time in my life and I did it again this year too! I think list of recipients will get smaller every year, but my goal is to keep sending them. For example, last year we sent them to everyone who came to our wedding in addition to family and friends, this year only family and friends.
Post # 15
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rosehill Community Center
All of my friends seem to, at least the married ones, but it would be totally weird if I sent one of just me out, I think. Once we get married, or at least engaged, it’ll be one thing, but until then I won’t send any out. (One year a friend of mine sent out her Christmas cards with a huge picture of her face [she is and was single], and everyone still makes fun of them…)
Post # 16
@mwitter80: I don’t hang onto the ones I receive forever or anything, but I do think that if someone took the time to send me a nice card and write a personal message in it, I’m going to hang on to it for a bit before it gets trashed. I grew up in a household where birthday and Christmas cards were always displayed on the mantel for a while after they were opened, so it’s kind of ingrained in my habits.