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Old 12-03-2013, 04:10 PM   #16
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I'm a meh to ecards, too.


I usually don't open them and I know I don't share them with anyone.


I have the last Christmas card my grandfather hand-wrote and sent to me before he passed away, and we lived 45 minutes away from each other. I can't ever see myself hanging on to an ecard for any reason.
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Old 12-03-2013, 04:41 PM   #17
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I have a special spot to hang my snail mail Christmas cards.
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Old 12-03-2013, 06:55 PM   #18
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I prefer snail mail cards. But if someone were to send an e-mail card that would be fine too, just nice to be remembered.

But, with snail mail cards I save them each year and then bring them out the following year and look through them "one more time" when new ones start coming. I keep the holiday cards in a small wicker basket on an end table in the family room. I pick them up 2-3 times during the holiday season to look at them and think about the senders. I also like to save any that are from senders that passed away over the course of the year. And I save the "special" ones from family, and ones that are photo cards too.
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Old 12-03-2013, 07:49 PM   #19
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This. DH and I never open up links to things like ecards. I am also old fashioned. I share the "meh" opinion that others have previously mentioned.
Totally agree. I don't open any link to an e-card. I just delete them. I love getting cards in the mail especially picture cards.
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Old 12-04-2013, 05:56 AM   #20
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I like snail mail. It's the only time of year that I make sure I keep in contact with my friends; even if I don't see them during the year.
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Old 12-04-2013, 09:09 AM   #21
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I prefer snail mail cards. But if someone were to send an e-mail card that would be fine too, just nice to be remembered.

But, with snail mail cards I save them each year and then bring them out the following year and look through them "one more time" when new ones start coming. I keep the holiday cards in a small wicker basket on an end table in the family room. I pick them up 2-3 times during the holiday season to look at them and think about the senders. I also like to save any that are from senders that passed away over the course of the year. And I save the "special" ones from family, and ones that are photo cards too.
I do that too.

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I like snail mail. It's the only time of year that I make sure I keep in contact with my friends; even if I don't see them during the year.
It'll be in the mail early next week.

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I have to admit I was really surprised last year when I received an e-card from someone who always sends a Christmas card by mail that includes a personalized long letter with the year's summary of family events and she's older than me. I told Jen we're doing Christmas cards this weekend because I want that one to get to Australia before Christmas.
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Old 12-04-2013, 10:24 AM   #22
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Definitely snail mail (do you need my address?).
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Old 12-04-2013, 11:45 AM   #23
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We do the snail mail.
DW does a letter to all our friends. Our DD is 13 and a cancer survivor and everyone loves to see and hear how she is doing.
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Old 12-04-2013, 11:50 AM   #24
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Much prefer snail mail cards! Hate to admit it, but the e-cards are forgotten by me by the next day. I'll remember the snail mail card for a long, long time and will likely keep it for many years.
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Old 12-04-2013, 12:40 PM   #25
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Definitely a physical card (for both sending and receiving)! E-cards are so impersonal and lazy to me. In fact, if I get an E-card I won't even open it. I would rather not receive a card at all than to receive an E-card.

I only received about 4 or 5 Christmas cards last year and sent out around 15. I get fewer every year and I guess I don't understand why. I guess everyone feels they are too busy. I love sending them out and will continue to do so...and I adore getting one in the mail. I love getting mail!
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Old 12-04-2013, 12:52 PM   #26
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I open Christmas cards, read them and they go straight in the recycle bin. A photo card I may save long enough to show everyone in the family and then it goes in the garbage.

Don't get me wrong, I do appreciate that someone thought of us. I just don't want to display or save them.

I sent photo cards when the boys were little. I stopped when they were about 6 or 7.

I like e-cards. A lot of them are cute!
I will admit I usually only send them to very close members of the family and for b-days. Never thought of sending Christmas e-cards before.
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Old 12-04-2013, 01:23 PM   #27
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I hardly ever send anything through the mail anymore, but when it comes to Christmas cards, I consider it a MUST! I'll be sending about 50 of them next week, and love getting them in return (especially the letters and pictures). An E card just seems lazy to me, like I was hardly worth the effort. Unless, of course, you have hundreds of people on your list (I know some people who do, mostly because of their professions), and then I consider it acceptable.
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