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Old 12-12-2018, 05:53 PM   #1
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Who still sends Christmas cards?

I saw the threads on tipping and Christmas season present giving, but it made me realize that we are getting fewer and fewer Christmas cards in the mail the last few seasons. Also, I believe we are sending fewer out each year.

We did get an electronic card from a family friend this week that kind of recapped their year together and it was very nice, plus had several photos that if you clicked on them, they enlarged. Plus, a reader could could send comments back.

What's your experience with Christmas/Holiday cards this year?
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Old 12-12-2018, 06:03 PM   #2
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When I was working we'd send 50+ and receive 50+. Mostly co-workers. After 7 years of retirement we're down to less than 10.
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Old 12-12-2018, 06:08 PM   #3
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We send a few and we get a few. I remember as a kid growing up my folks would get a bushel basket full of them at Christmas.
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Old 12-12-2018, 06:08 PM   #4
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DW just mailed out this year’s batch of about 20. We get about the same number in the mail. No electronic cards sent or received.
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Old 12-12-2018, 06:11 PM   #5
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So far we've gotten them from my Mom and two of my Aunts. So we'll be sending at least 3.

Actually we probably send out about 30, mostly to relatives.
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Old 12-12-2018, 06:13 PM   #6
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The numbers sent and received is definitely dwindling. DD mentioned the, for her, $.50 per mailed card might have something to do with it. However, just like on line shopping and as mentioned in the original post, electronic/internet is changing what we do.
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Old 12-12-2018, 06:14 PM   #7
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Just thinking about this and realized we are both over 70 and have "lost" some family members and close friends. That, I'm sure is contributing to our slowly declining card sending and getting each year.
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One problem with emailed cards and invites. You may start receiving spam email from them. That happened recently and get 1 or 2 emails daily.
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Old 12-12-2018, 07:08 PM   #10
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Large family so we send and receive over 100 cards. I really enjoy the newsletter cards. One relative is trying to get people to use Facebook but that's not going over well. I think we send 40 to friends (college, clubs). Most of these people don't live close so maybe that's why we send so many.
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We stopped sending them shortly after we retired way back in 1999!
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We still send about 20 a year.
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Old 12-12-2018, 08:05 PM   #13
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We are going to do e-mail letters with photos this year for the first time. Save $$ and trees!
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Old 12-12-2018, 08:15 PM   #14
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We only send cards back to people who send us one, and that number was down to about 20 these last few years. We just got a card today from a couple we met this last year, so I guess we are back up to 21 unless someone else stops sending us cards that has in the past.

Growing up my family used to have the big basket of Christmas cards, too, like probably 50+ cards sent and received every year.
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Very few these days, as old friends far away just seem to fade out and the older relatives are smaller in number with each passing year. The younger relatives don't care or just send a text message on Christmas Day. We used to keep a list of who got sent one and who sent one back; if they missed two years in a row we crossed them off.
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Just put 27 cards in the mail today. We may get that many, probably a few less. Some years I write a newsy letter but didn't this year. Most of the letters we receive are too damned long so I try to keep ours short when we do send them.
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Old 12-12-2018, 10:25 PM   #18
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We send annual cards to a few close friends. There is something special and intimate about a handwritten note to those who are special in your life. We like sending and receiving a few and will likely continue until we cannot.
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We send out about 20 photo cards, with iconic photos selected from the past year.
Since we don't post on FB, for many folks it is news to them when they see the photo.

I like getting photo cards, can see the new puppy, or how someone is growing up, or where they went for vacation.
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We have received one card. We do not send cards. I enjoy the ones we receive but it is really not necessary I think.
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