Do you (still) send Christmas cards?

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by Death's Head » Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:13 am

Over the last few years I've noticed a decline in the Christmas cards we receive. In previous years we've always sent them to relatives and close friends, but this year, it will just be to older relatives and people who sent them to us last year.

A few relatives posted a generic "Merry Christmas to all" on Facebook last year with one saying the cost of cards and postage is too much, which is understandable, but this is a tradition and they could just cut down on their fags throughout the year to save money.

Does your Christmas card situation mirror mine?

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by captain red dog » Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:17 am

Still send them to immediate family but I don't do it for work colleagues or even close friends anymore. It seems a bit unnecessary given I interact with these people daily. I usually meet up with close friends over the Christmas break and I tend to bring in chocolates for the office rather than write out cards.

Its an obscene waste of paper, most end up in landfill by the end of December (although I put mine in the recycling).

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by Moggy » Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:18 am

I try and avoid sending them if I can. Such a waste of time and money.

I still have a load of Poundshop cards left from last year so people will be getting those if they are rude enough to send me one.

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by Preezy » Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:23 am

My wife will send out Christmas cards to the family and close friends, but I play no part in this tomfoolery. Complete waste of time and money. Humbug!

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by Drumstick » Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:47 am

Total waste of time and money.

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by Mafro » Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:48 am

Can't be arsed with any of that.

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PostRe: Do you (still) send Christmas cards?
by OrangeRakoon » Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:50 am

I think the last time I gave out Christmas cards was in primary school

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by Hime » Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:52 am

I don't send cards for anything other than my parents and girlfriend. Sending anything by post takes me an age so I'll be strawberry floated if I'm doing it for Christmas cards.

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PostRe: Do you (still) send Christmas cards?
by jawafour » Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:52 am

So much grump in here! :lol: .

I like exchanging cards with all my friends.

Luckily I don’t have many etc.

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by Moggy » Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:00 am

jawafour wrote:So much grump in here! :lol: .

I like exchanging cards with all my friends.

Luckily I don’t have many etc.


This year you need to send one full of glitter to your neighbour.

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PostRe: Do you (still) send Christmas cards?
by Errkal » Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:01 am

Care of all kinds are stupid.

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by Squinty » Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:16 am

Immediate family, but not all of them.

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by Return_of_the_STAR » Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:18 am

My wife still does them for family and close friends. I try to avoid them at work but then they start to trickle in and I send return ones out.

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by jawafour » Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:23 am

Errkal wrote:Care of all kinds are stupid.

Errkal, you don’t care about anything? Monster! ;) .

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by Errkal » Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:24 am

jawafour wrote:
Errkal wrote:Care of all kinds are stupid.

Errkal, you don’t care about anything? Monster! ;) .

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by OrangeRakoon » Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:26 am

Errkal wrote:Care of all kinds are stupid.


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by Moggy » Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:30 am

Errkal wrote:Care of all kinds are stupid.


I don’t think all cards are stupid. Kids love getting birthday cards, get well soon cards are always popular with the people who clog up the NHS and sympathy cards after a death can be nice for relatives to receive.

I guess I am in favour of cards when it is something personal for the recipient, but against them when it is for a non-personal event. I have no problem sending a wedding card to a couple but like strawberry float am I buying Easter cards.

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by Errkal » Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:56 am

Moggy wrote:
Errkal wrote:Care of all kinds are stupid.


I don’t think all cards are stupid. Kids love getting birthday cards, get well soon cards are always popular with the people who clog up the NHS and sympathy cards after a death can be nice for relatives to receive.

I guess I am in favour of cards when it is something personal for the recipient, but against them when it is for a non-personal event. I have no problem sending a wedding card to a couple but like strawberry float am I buying Easter cards.

I've never seen the point they are just wastes of paper.
At this point you could even come at it from an environmental view that making that many card each year has to be having an impact but personally I just dislike them.

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by Moggy » Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:59 am

Errkal wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Errkal wrote:Care of all kinds are stupid.


I don’t think all cards are stupid. Kids love getting birthday cards, get well soon cards are always popular with the people who clog up the NHS and sympathy cards after a death can be nice for relatives to receive.

I guess I am in favour of cards when it is something personal for the recipient, but against them when it is for a non-personal event. I have no problem sending a wedding card to a couple but like strawberry float am I buying Easter cards.

I've never seen the point they are just wastes of paper.
At this point you could even come at it from an environmental view that making that many card each year has to be having an impact but personally I just dislike them.


I wouldn’t think there was much environmental impact from cards, most paper is recycled.

Would you not give your kid(s) a birthday card?

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by Errkal » Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:04 am

Moggy wrote:
Errkal wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Errkal wrote:Care of all kinds are stupid.


I don’t think all cards are stupid. Kids love getting birthday cards, get well soon cards are always popular with the people who clog up the NHS and sympathy cards after a death can be nice for relatives to receive.

I guess I am in favour of cards when it is something personal for the recipient, but against them when it is for a non-personal event. I have no problem sending a wedding card to a couple but like strawberry float am I buying Easter cards.

I've never seen the point they are just wastes of paper.
At this point you could even come at it from an environmental view that making that many card each year has to be having an impact but personally I just dislike them.


I wouldn’t think there was much environmental impact from cards, most paper is recycled.

Would you not give your kid(s) a birthday card?


Nope, I can say happy birthday and give them a present what purpose does a card do that hasn't already been covered in that.


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