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Old 12-09-2018, 07:25 AM
 
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One thing I've never understood is sending cards to people you see in person every day. Co-workers, neighbors etc. if I see you on 12/23, 12/24 and wish you a merry Christmas, what's the point of sending a card? I understand sending cards to folks who live far away but people you see all the time?
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Old 12-09-2018, 08:12 AM
 
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I can't stand electronic cards such as Jacquie Lawson. I consider them spam only from people I know.
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Old 12-09-2018, 11:32 AM
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Location: Middle Tennessee
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My wife is doing the cards this afternoon while listening to Christmas music. Getting an early start this year as she is having surgery on her arm this week. She enjoys doing this each year and likes to write a few personal notes on most of them.
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Old 12-09-2018, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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At our peak, when we were both working we were sending about 130 cards each year. Now that we no longer have work-obligated contacts, we're down to less than 30 of our closest friends, and that number will probably continue to fall.
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Old 12-09-2018, 02:03 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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My husband just did the Xmas envelopes and it’s less than 10, hurray. We bought a box of 14.
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Old 12-10-2018, 02:52 AM
 
Location: Amelia Island
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We have been sending out cards each year but as mentioned here the numbers we receive continue to get lower each year. We had at one time an all time high of fifty going out 30 plus years ago to 10-15 now.

Times change and society evolves.......Face Book and other social media platforms keep a lot of us up close and personal on a daily basis with family and friends.

I miss the flood of Christmas cards from family and friends that included updates from the past year and those photo's sometimes slipped in, but we live with it. Cell phones have changed so much about the way we record our lives. Christmas cards like photo albums will soon be a rarity in the coming years
Well here it is December 10, about two weeks since I first posted above. We have not sent out any this year and we have not received any either.

Like many had said......we received about five and the rest were ones that received from us and sent cards back late in response to ours.

With the exception of sending out gift cards to those family members living in other states I guess our days of sending out Christmas cards are disappearing. It was a nice tradition growing up.

Merry Christmas everyone!
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Old 12-10-2018, 10:53 AM
 
Location: La Jolla
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I am going to start writing my cards tonight. I will probably send around 30 cards and my husband will send another 10-15. I love sending and receiving cards. We always write a small personal note in our cards and include a recent picture of us and our two daughters (27 and 24). I know that we are more in touch with people these days with Facebook, Instagram and other methods to communicate, but I still enjoy Christmas cards. We have received 3 cards so far this year, but that small number doesn't make me want to quit sending them!
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Old 12-12-2018, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Ypsilanti, MI
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We (mostly my wife as my contribution was finding and buying the special Holiday Postage Stamps) sent out 22 cards.

So far we have received 8 or 10 cards, I counted them the other night but can't remember the exact number.

It is always interesting to count how many cards we receive after Christmas Day. I mean, the holiday doesn't change its date or month of occurring like Easter does.

It is also somewhat disappointing how small the Card Displays are in variety stores. Only a few (3-5) years ago Holiday Cards would consume 2 or 3 full length display shelves in our local Target. This year it was one-half of one display shelf.
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Old 12-12-2018, 11:51 AM
 
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Sent out 10

So far have received 3. One of which was from my mother

Yeah, I think I'm done with this tradition unfortunately. I did really love it way back when everyone did it
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Old 12-12-2018, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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I used to help my mom with Christmas cards. We put on Christmas stamps and Christmas Seals! I suffered from glue mouth. The mailbox was full of cards every day and we got all the news on the relatives we didn't see often. Mom would save all the cards and add to her list every year. It was a tradition. Something everyone did.

I have never sent out cards. The tradition died with me. I send out a few e-cards and post on FB. That's it. Some years I still get one or two!
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