Thursday, November 14, 2019

Christmas Cards...........

It's that time of year again, and as always I am torn...........I have also just let out a big sigh.

I have cut way, way back and will again re-evaluate who I will send too this year.  I personally don't see the point of sending someone a Christmas card if the only contact I have with them is once a year through a Christmas card?  

Remember how I used to agonize over the yearly Christmas letter, when most people couldn't be bothered to write a letter back?  Why should I bother if they can't be bothered?

Then there is the postage, it just goes up and up.  I was fortunate this year, as I was able to send my immediate family's cards through a free mailer that Canada Post was doing, so saved a little money there.

In this day and age of social media and emails, I know I can reach out to them if I want, and they can reach out to me, but will admit I do miss getting and reading a newsy letter.

Yeah or nay with Christmas cards?

14 comments:

Jenn Jilks said...

Nay. I agree with the idea, people you'll never see again...

I ended up doing a Happy New Year card, with some of my photos for people I care about. I have lost a lot of friends, though. Moving twice. There really isn't a point.

Julierose said...

At my time of life--I only send cards to my grandchildren..and a few distant relatives...
for closer relatives and some friends, I send electronic greeting cards.
So I really cannot say either yay or nay. hugs, Julierose

Jackie McGuinness said...

Definitely nay. Stopped years ago.

Stella said...

I still send some cards but have slimmed my list way down. I do enjoy receiving cards with a written message or letter in it.

Winifred said...

I do enjoy getting cards from people I don't see much & catching up with their lives. The postage costs are high now but I always buy charity cards so that it's my donation to them.

Meg B. said...

I am a stamper, so I love to make and send Christmas cards. But then again, I also still write letters. I like receiving actual Christmas cards, particularly the handmade ones, but then again, I love stationery and cards. What I really loathe are the pre-printed family picture cards. I also detest electronic greeting cards.
So, I guess yay, I will always send cards to people I love, and people who I think might need a pick-me-up, regardless of reciprocity.

Winifred said...

I do enjoy getting cards from people I don't see much & catching up with their lives. The postage costs are high now but I always buy charity cards so that it's my donation to them.

barbara woods said...

I buy them , hand a lot out at church and send some. Plus give my grands a little something in one for Christmas

Chris said...

I am the opposite to you - I only send to those people I haven't seen or heard from since last Christmas! Mainly to let them know I am still alive. I don't see the point of sending to friends and family that I see frequently although I do get cards from some of them. The postage is a big deterrent, isn't it? Especially if you are sending overseas.

William Kendall said...

Nay... but mostly because Christmas is a painful time of year for me and I just want it to be over and done with. I always feel better by the 27th.

Practical Parsimony said...

I don't send many cards, but since I send so few, I am not cutting back at all. I buy the stamps well before the holidays, so the pain is not too much.

Jackie said...

I will probably send out a few cards and then do some phoning to the older relatives. I have to space the phone calls out over a few days, as the aunts love to talk.

God bless.

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

No cards here, just to immediate famiky and very close friends, and all can be delivered by had except one

Caree Risover said...

I prefer receiving the letter inside than the card itself, but over the the years the letters have dwindled and I have excused the omission on the basis that people have less and less time. For me it has become a traditional way to say hello to old friends or family now living many miles away. However, like you, I don't see the point in exchanging a card that says no more than the printed message inside and I have determined that this year will be the last for a number of folk whom I can't imagine meeting up with again and who I'm sure send us a card purely out of habit or a misplaced sense of duty. I am going to take a tip from my neighbour, send them out early and include a message to the effect that we have made a decision to cut back on cards in the future and will be making a donation to charity instead.