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Old 12-03-2013, 05:15 AM   #31
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Up until Christmas two years ago I would send out picture cards. The kids were starting to balk at the idea since they are older now. I had planned on cards last year when a family member had a terrible health emergency. Like others have said we had been sending/receiving fewer cards each year. I haven't decided what to do yet this year. I feel bad not sending cards to the older relatives in the family as they are the ones who always send cards to us. Maybe we'll just send out a handful - not sure yet.
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Old 12-03-2013, 05:47 AM   #32
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I only send one if we receive one. Our list has gotten quite small. I remember "back in the day" Christmas cards were such a nice thing and all. I dunno, I guess it is laziness on my part but I just really don't like filling them out anymore. Maybe it is Facebook updates and stuff, you stay informed about people and all so much as it is, don't really feel the need to connect via cards anymore.
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Old 12-03-2013, 06:04 AM   #33
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I send them. I have several older relatives who I know enjoy receiving them. I don't send as many as I used to.
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Old 12-03-2013, 06:53 AM   #34
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Nope. I got tired of sending the things.


We send cards and presents to overseas military instead. Better use of my time and funds.
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Old 12-03-2013, 07:19 AM   #35
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only send out about 15 cards (mainly to older relatives)

guessing in a few years, it will be down to zero cards...
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Old 12-03-2013, 07:27 AM   #36
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Yes, I still send out Christmas cards.

I buy special ones for family, then a box of regular to send out. Usually send 25-30 families. Seems like each year I stop sending to 1 or 2 though, mostly when elderly people pass away.
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Old 12-03-2013, 07:33 AM   #37
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I love getting Christmas cards, so I always try to send Christmas cards. I figure if I only send them to people who've sent them to me, and the people on the other end are saying the same thing, I'll very soon have no one to send--we'll just be sitting there waiting for the other person to start. I feel like Christmas cards are a blind faith sort of thing.
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Old 12-03-2013, 07:49 AM   #38
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I sent out about 30 this year and my list got longer. In the past I send them to friends from school I don't see anymore. The list this year included my friends and family who lost spouses,parents, children this year. I wanted to include them just to say I'm still thinking of them.

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Old 12-03-2013, 07:57 AM   #39
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I still send out Christmas cards. I love getting the cards and putting them on the display. I really like the ones that include a note or letter(yeah that's a whole 'nother dis discussion!) because we have friends and family all over the world.

I also write a message in each card about something funny or sentimental to us regarding that person/family. I bring my box of cards everywhere starting yesterday and anytime I have some quiet downtime I start working on cards.

I send probably 75-100 cards I think between both our families and friends and military contacts.
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Old 12-03-2013, 09:17 AM   #40
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...yes I do. In fact, I wrote them all out and mailed them on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving....
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Old 12-03-2013, 09:41 AM   #41
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We have been, but over the past few years, we really cut down our list. We've been doing the photo card every year. This year, I'm seriously considering pretty much nixing the annual card (except to a few relatives.) Most everyone that we send cards to "sees" us daily on facebook. It almost seems silly to send out cards other than to the few random relatives/friends that don't use facebook.

Just curious as to what other are doing in regards to Christmas cards.
Nope.

We quit about 10 years ago as the ones coming in were also dwindling significantly. All of our friends and family were giving up the tradition.

And as such, we have dropped off the list of the last remaining of our friends who still do send out cards. So, the only cards we receive now are from the dentist and some local businesses.
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Old 12-03-2013, 12:42 PM   #42
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Yes, we still send them, normally about 45-50 to family & some long-time friends.

For the past several years, we've sent a photo card. In the last few years, I've been using Tiny Prints - love them!

This year, I think I'm going to make the cards using a pic of the kids.
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Old 12-03-2013, 09:02 PM   #43
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Yes. I love receiving cards, so I do send them most years.

I order photo cards with a picture of the kids. Sometimes it is just a nice picture of them in Christmas colors, but I try to take photos that are fun or clever if I can.

My favorite card we sent was one with a picture of the kids surrounded by lots of toys and dolls in front of the tree with an "I Spy list" of items for recipients to look for (7 dinosaurs, 3 nutcrackers, that sort of thing).

I am hoping this year's will turn out well - I've ordered hats like the ones the kids wore in the scene in "A Christmas Story" where Flick gets his tongue stuck to the flagpole. I'm planning to take a photo of DS#2 with his tongue on a flagpole (wearing an aviator hat like Flick's) while the siblings look on wearing hats like Ralphie and Schwartz. The card will read sometime like "Have a Merry Christmas . . . We triple dog dare you!" (or vice versa, I can't decide).

We definitely receive fewer cards than we did ten years ago, but I'm not ready to stop the tradition entirely yet.
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Old 12-04-2013, 11:52 AM   #44
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It's interesting that here we have a thread in which the majority don't send Christmas cards, while there is another thread in which the majority wax eloquent about receiving cards. So, I take it to mean we like to receive cards, we just don't want the hassle of sending them ourselves. Have I got that right? It seems rather selfish.
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Old 12-04-2013, 02:58 PM   #45
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Yes. I addressed my cards this morning. I send about 30 cards each year.
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