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Done. I think.

There. Just finished my Christmas cards, I think. Thanks to the new job, I had to add a bunch more names to my list this year.


I’m not muchofa one for Christmas cards. My family never bothered (at least, they never sent me one and I reciprocated), my work never bothered, and my arty friends weren’t the kind (they were more likely to mail me a packet of heroin and a doll’s head). But everyone keeps the custom here, it seems, and who wants to be a Christmas PoS? Not I!

So, do you do them? Do you do a lot of them? Are you doing more of them or less of them this year? Are you done?

p.s. Followup to yesterday’s moronic #illridewithyou story. Well worth a read, and not just because it confirms what I was saying yesterday.


Comment from Christopher Taylor
Time: December 16, 2014, 10:14 pm

I don’t but my mom writes like 700 of them and I have to address them every year to lend her a hand. When I had a girlfriend we did them together, but since then its been something I avoid.

Comment from Davem123
Time: December 16, 2014, 10:22 pm

Haters gonna hate. I’m sure she can rationalize her way around the school attack in Pakistan so that them damn white people are to blame AGAIN.

As far as Christmas cards go, our family has all but given up the practice. I remember cards scattered around the tree and hung over garland when I was a kid, but no more.

Comment from Frit
Time: December 16, 2014, 10:31 pm

My family always does. I sometimes do, sometimes don’t. Last year I didn’t get around to it until it was too late, so didn’t bother. This year, I managed to get them all done and posted by last Friday. Don’t know if I’ll do them every year or not, depends on my memory and schedule. 😉

Comment from p2
Time: December 16, 2014, 11:01 pm

living where its christmas year round (north pole, alaska. really.) ya get pretty numb to the season…. besides, its the 21st century… we have skype & facetime now….

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: December 17, 2014, 12:01 am

To post a letter or a card in the UK first class (ha ha!) now costs 62p (about a dollar in US money).

The Post Office seems puzzled by the declining number of mugs willing to be scalped.

Comment from Nina
Time: December 17, 2014, 12:21 am

Not for a very long time.

Comment from PatAZ
Time: December 17, 2014, 12:55 am

I used to do a lot of them, but that ended when my marriage did. I guess they weren’t my friends. Now it’s between 5 and 10, depending on how many send to me. A little selfish .. maybe.

Comment from dissent555
Time: December 17, 2014, 1:39 am

I have been doing regular Christmas cards for a number of years now. I like sending a nice paper message, even if it’s just short and sweet. Helps to keep in touch with a number of my family history contacts too, including the cousins in France.

Comment from catnip
Time: December 17, 2014, 5:29 am

I do cards, plus a brief letter–not the one-size-fits-all type, because of the diversity of recipients. Some messages are much more personal than others. If I get to it right after Thanksgiving, it’s kind of fun, and I’ll often get a nice note in return. I did 17 this year, and the number is gradually dwindling.

Comment from mojo
Time: December 17, 2014, 7:40 am

Do you swap out which ones are on the mantle depending on who’s coming over?

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: December 17, 2014, 2:57 pm

Stoaty? Do you create your own Christmas cards?

Husband and I have been nomads for the past fourteen years, but we recently bought a house in San Antonio, so I think we’re staying put. But that’s what we said about the last house we bought, where we lived for all of three years. So this year I am sending out Christmas cards, although it has long been my custom to send Valentines instead of Christmas cards. I’m so happy to have my own house again, I may do both.

Comment from Sigivald
Time: December 17, 2014, 8:02 pm

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I came here expecting a supply of Easels to the Southwestern United States, thus “SWEasel.com”, and find only humorous comment on the United Kingdom.

I expect a full refund, post haste!

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: December 17, 2014, 8:29 pm

Every year we talk about doing a custom Christmas card, Deborah. And every year we…don’t. For whatever reason. For lots of reasons, actually — left it too late, can’t agree on the picture, wince at the cost.

Sigi: double your money back. Though I do, in face, own an easel. It’s a good one, too. I’ve been thinking of selling it.

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: December 17, 2014, 9:20 pm

Many years ago my darlink nephew was way far from home, and feeling lonely and sentimental I guess. He paid an artist he met in a bar to produce a small collection of Christmas cards which were hand drawn then delicately painted in water colors. I keep mine with my Christmas decorations so it comes out each year. He also sent me a set of radio-controlled helicopters that same year, which we bring out at Christmas. Best toy ever (you can shoot down the other helicopter with a “laser beam”) though we have to take turns if there’s a crowd.

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