(Closed) Am I the only non-card person?

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: Are you a card person
    Yes, of course! : (15 votes)
    42 %
    No, its just junk : (16 votes)
    44 %
    dont care either way as long as there is a gift! : (5 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    288 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Oh…don’t even get me started.  Some people apparently get VERY insulted if you don’t get them a card for their wedding.  Especially if you don’t give it to them within a week of their wedding.  We, on the other hand, wouldn’t think anything of it if we didn’t get a card from someone.  I think it’s a touchy subject with some people.  I say if you know they’ll be upset, try to remember the card.  I wish I had! 

    Post # 4
    Member
    6394 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I’m a split decision. If it’s a casual friend, then skip the card. If it’s for my best friend, sister or Fiance, I buy or make cards so I can tell them how much I appreciate them.

    Post # 5
    Member
    167 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    If they’re not going to give a gift, I’d like to have a card… that way I can at least pretend they care (because I have no idea if they just bought the first wedding card they found or if they read through a whole display before choosing one).

    Of course, in all honesty, I’d rather have gifts – items, gift cards, money. lol

    Post # 6
    Member
    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    @FutureMrsSpinewiz: I’m with you!

    If they aren’t going to get a gift, at least pretend like you care about the couple and are excited for them and get them a card with a nice note.

    Post # 7
    Member
    91 posts
    Worker bee

    I don’t like to keep “things” (thanks to shows like Horders) but I always feel bad when I throw a card away. I would much rather someone call or email on my birthday etc. that way I dont have the guilt of getting rid of their card.

    Post # 8
    Hostess
    16213 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    I personally really like cards but that’s because I love to spend time picking out the perfect ones and giving them to other myself.

    That said, I don’t expect everyone else to be as weird as me. 🙂

    Post # 9
    Member
    3613 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    @mishelleez: Thank you!!! I feel the exact same way. I thought this was one of those cultural things I just didn’t get due to not having grown up in the States. Every birthday and Christmas I wonder, I’m already telling them happy birthday or merry christmas to their face, it’s not like they’re on the side of the world, why do I have to write it on a fancy piece of paper too??? My husband tells me that’s just the way it’s done and everyone expects one.

    Post # 10
    Member
    2532 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    My husband hates cards so much, but I love them! I save cards from years ago!! I dont like just the card itself, but rather what someone writes in it. If I give a card to someone I always try to write something meaningful and memorable. But I totally understand where you are coming from!

    Post # 11
    Member
    553 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I think cards are fine if you really like them. I love reading cards that are funny. My family never did cards from each other but FI’s family is really into cards. Go figure.

    Post # 12
    Member
    636 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I love cards.  I love buying them, sending them, writing them out, and of course, receiving them! I am a little nutso though so I don’t expect everyone to feel the same. I have a few friends who I know couldn’t care less so I skip them for the more mundane occasions.

    Post # 13
    Member
    548 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    Lol I love cards too! Fiance doesn’t really understand them and thinks it’s funny how I run around and get so excited about them. He says that before he met me he always wondered who shops in stores like Hallmark and how they stay open. He thinks I’m singlehandedly keeping them in business. 🙂 I know it’s totally irrational but cards are just fun.

    Post # 14
    Member
    6572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    I wasn’t before, but my hubby is and he turned me.

    Post # 15
    Member
    505 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    I hate cards.  I don’t mind reading the funny ones, but if its the long “I love you, let me count the ways one” I totally skip over, say thank you to the person (if they are in front of me) other than that-I toss it in the recycle pile.

    Boyfriend or Best Friend never gets me cards, if I get him a card its because it has a funny picture of an animal on it or something silly like that.

     

    Post # 16
    Member
    58 posts
    Worker bee

    I have never been a card person either. To me cards = clutter. All my friends know that I don’t like cards, because in my eyes the card will just get thrown away the second after I read it. Letters on the other hand are totally different. I guess I feel like it takes an effort to write something from scratch vs just buying a card and putting your name in it. I know I’m bad but I equate cards with money so when I open a card and there is no gift card or money in it I’m dissapointed and just feel like you wasted $1-3. 

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