Christmas/Holiday Cards – do you send them? Do you like them?

posted 11 months ago in Holidays
  • poll: Do you send holiday cards?
    I always send them and I love getting them : (41 votes)
    48 %
    I don't bother sending them but I love getting them : (19 votes)
    22 %
    I only send them to people who send them to me first : (4 votes)
    5 %
    I don't see the point in holiday cards, I don't send them and I don't care about the ones I get : (18 votes)
    21 %
    I have another opinion : (3 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 2
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    4540 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    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
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    1341 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2017

    Nah. Environmentally, they don’t sit well with me. 

    Post # 4
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    3196 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    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
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    1264 posts
    Bumble bee

    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
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    2803 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2016

    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 # 8
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    1264 posts
    Bumble bee

    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
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    1122 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2017

    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
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    300 posts
    Helper bee
    • 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
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    1245 posts
    Bumble bee
    • 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
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    8469 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    We send picture cards, it’s a nice way to keep in touch with family/friends that don’t live near us.

    Post # 13
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    1111 posts
    Bumble bee

    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
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    4451 posts
    Honey bee
    • 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
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    406 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2018

    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.

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