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Old 12-14-2010, 01:28 AM   #11
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My wife used to do it. Now that her health problems have become debilitating , she hasn't done it for a few years.
Rocky mate my best wishes to you and your wife.
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Old 12-14-2010, 11:56 AM   #12
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Yeah, part of it is that I think I have something like 30 living first cousins. All but me had kids, so I have cousins I've never met. No, I don't send cards to many of them. But mostly it is people we were assigned with over the years, and I really enjoy getting a card and letter; yes, even a form letter, knowing what someone my Dad knew in Virginia, I knew in Hawaii, for example, is doing in Nebraska. To get this, ya gotta give. A few family and old friends are elderly, at least one non compos mentis, and getting a card makes their day, so I make sure they get the most colorful (or in cases where I know the person was religious ... ) ones I can find. One high school friend emailed me that her mom was thrilled with a 3-D creche card I sent her. This makes the entire process worthwhile. I just wish I had figured out how to make labels on the computer. Most people I either phone or email regularly, but there are a few holdouts, and most are old family friends, so I do write a short newsletter to those.
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Old 12-14-2010, 07:11 PM   #13
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I'm a heathen. I don't really think there is a tradition for sending out solstice cards ;)
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Old 12-14-2010, 07:35 PM   #14
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I quit shortly after my mother died. I was sending out close to 80 cards and even some of my first cousins couldn't be bothered to send a Christmas card or acknowledge my mother's (their aunt's) passing. That kind of soured me on sending cards. The last year I sent them, I got about 15 cards back with wrong addresses. I gave up at that point. Now with facebook and email, I can send greetings and keep up with friends all year long.
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Old 12-14-2010, 07:37 PM   #15
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Yes, sure do. Just to immediate family and friends. I think a nice card with a hand written note is a great keepsake. I use the ones I get as decorations. I hang them off if red ribbon draped over the hall door. Then I same them for the next year and we hang them off other doors in the house.

I love the idea of recipes on the back of the card face!
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Old 12-15-2010, 01:18 AM   #16
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I'm a heathen. I don't really think there is a tradition for sending out solstice cards ;)
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Old 12-15-2010, 01:21 AM   #17
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VERY good, Bolas. Just happened to have one handy? I'm impressed.
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VERY good, Bolas. Just happened to have one handy? I'm impressed.
The cards I am sending out this year are from the World Wildlife Fund and the Humane Society. I have two Arbor Day cards that are inscribed as "a donation tree has been planted in "blank" name.

So far, I've gotten greetings from my dentist and my Step-Daughter.
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Old 12-15-2010, 01:29 AM   #20
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The cards I am sending out this year are from the World Wildlife Fund and the Humane Society. I have two Arbor Day cards that are inscribed as "a donation tree has been planted in "blank" name.

So far, I've gotten greetings from my dentist and my Step-Daughter.
I've done the WWF before. They have beautiful pictures. Mom and I sent ones with the mother polar bear and her cub to represent us one year.
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