Post # 1
Anyone else not sending holiday cards?????
My DH and I are recently married and all of sudden we seem to be on people’s holiday cards mailing lists. When I was single, I got two cards a year (one from my parents and one from my favorite aunt). When the DH was single he received a few cards (mostly from family). Now all of a sudden a lot of people are asking for our address to send us cards….. (I guess married life equals existance in this world)
I really do not feel like sending cards….. (could be that this year alone I sent STD, Bridal shower invites, thank you cards for bridal shower, wedding invitations, thank you cards for wedding)
I am over the trend of photo cards (children, vacation shots,) considering that the same photos are on FB) and really do not care for the expense (buying, printing and mailing)……
Anyone else feel this way?
Should I feel bad that I am not sending cards to people that sent us one?
Post # 3
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
I’m not sending them this year. Then again, I’m also not decorating, getting a tree, throwing a party, hosting christmas day, or any of the other things I usually do. I’m just not feeling it this year.
Post # 4
@californiabride2013: I made my own cards out of materials I already had, so I’m only out postage. If I actually had to purchase cards, I probably wouldn’t send them.
Post # 5
- Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI
I was not going to send cards this year even though I always have in the past because I am just so sick and tired of addressing envelopes! LOL! But I always get a handful of cards sent to me…so when going through my Christmas wrapping paper etc stash (all bought last year after Christmas on sale) and found a box of cards I figured I would just send out a few. So I sent them to close friends/family who sent me a card. In total I sent out 8 cards.
But I would not feel bad about not sending one out. I really don’t notice or judge anyone I don’t get a card from
Post # 6
I don’t REALLY see a point for my FI and I because we see all of our family on a regular basis, and like you said the photos are on facebook.
I understand it more for those with families dispersed across the country. However, everyone my FI and I would send a xmas card to will be getting presents on Christmas Day/ days after from us
Post # 7
I buy individual cards for my immediate family and close friends.
Post # 8
I don’t think not sending cards is a big deal. I just started sending out cards last year. I just always procrastinated and then it was so late in the month that it seemed silly to bother.
Post # 9
It’s only going to cost me about $15 total to send out about 20 cards. We’re mostly sending them to older relatives that we don’t get to see very often just to update them. I know they love receiving mail from us so I make it an effort to regularly send most of them cards and notes anyways.
Post # 10
Since I just (this week) sent out our wedding invitiation, I gave myself a pass. I figured it would be overkill…both for them and for my wallet.
Post # 11
We’ll be sending cards albeit a bit late this year due to the wedding. Before DH and I moved into together I was hit or miss and the previous few years did not send any at all.
Post # 12
i’ve never sent them. maybe in a few years i’ll change my mind but after sending save the dates and wedding invitations last year, i’m pretty much over sending things to family for a while
Post # 13
I typically send holiday cards but since my wedding is on NYE, we will be sending a Happy New Year card along with our Thank You’s.
Post # 14
I’ve never sent them and I never know what to do with the ones I get. for some reason I’ve never been a card person. It’s like they annoy me. I don’t want to just throw them away but I don’t want them all over my house either. My mom hangs all hers up in some cute arrangement until after the holidays.
Post # 15
@californiabride2013: We aren’t doing them this year – our STDs will go out right after Christmas, and I’m not addressing two sets of things to mail out. I’m also just not feeling it this year, at all…no decorations, no gifts…but I’ve gotten lots that I love!
Post # 16
@californiabride2013: Sending out holiday cards used to be a way of keeping in touch with people you didn’t see a lot like college friends, second cousins etc. but now we have skype, emails and texting so we don’t need to send people a huge update on our life and family once a year. Holiday cards are great and it’s nice to send them to older relatives, but they’re not essential and your holiday card won’t be missed in the same way it would be 30 years ago.
I like getting holiday cards from my friends and relatives with kids, just because the photos are always so cute. One of my BMs sends out a photo card with an update of her family on it each year and I’ve saved every one in my keepsake box. It’s awesome to be able to look at the card and see both my goddaughters growing up year by year and remembering all of the things they did in previous years. Oh my god I’m making it sound like they’re grown ups now, they’re only five and two lol! I save the cards with my nieces and nephews on them too, and my other friends’ kids.