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Old 12-13-2010, 05:00 PM   #1
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Do any of you still do Christmas cards? So many of my friends don't any more, but I have about 8 so I guess some people still do. I definitely do; maybe a military thing. A connection to people you might not connect with otherwise. I just finished, I think; I sent 4 to Afghanistan, the rest are spread across the U.S. I try to get it done early. I love receiving them; yes, I do get email "cards", but it just isn't the same as getting a pretty card in the mail.

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Old 12-13-2010, 05:22 PM   #2
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Only to those people who reciprocate. Thanks for the reminder, must send one to the dentist office, they are nice people and they sent us one.
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Old 12-13-2010, 05:42 PM   #3
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Not any more. I write emails to my closest friends and family. Hubble sent me their newsletter with their Christmas card collection with free downloads. I'll be sending my favorite this year after I come up with a Christmas message.
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Old 12-13-2010, 05:49 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 12-13-2010, 06:06 PM   #5
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We stopped mass mailing Christmas cards out a few years ago.
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Old 12-13-2010, 06:10 PM   #6
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We only send to a few.
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Old 12-13-2010, 06:24 PM   #7
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Like others, I'm pretty much stopped sending them. For me, it was a choice of how to spend free time.

A happy memory involving Christmas cards: My grandmother used to save the tops of the cards, when there was no writing. Then, during the Christmas party season the next year, she would use them to copy recipes when exchanging recipes. After she was gone, it made me smile for a family member or friend to open their recipe box and pull out a pretty Christmas card top with her handwriting.

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Old 12-13-2010, 08:06 PM   #8
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what a sweet idea. she sounds like a lovely women. i don't send cards anymore. most of my friends and relatives have died. or i haven't seen them in forty years. most relatives are in the south. they don't send to me either, they probably think i am dead, as well.
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Old 12-13-2010, 09:54 PM   #9
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I send out about 80, and enclose pictures of my grandkids with over half of them. I do have a large extended family - I have 40 first-cousins and many of them have grandchildren and even a great-grandchild or two. I love listening to Christmas music or having a Christmas movie going. I do use printed labels but I sign each one. I love Christmas and all the traditions that go with it and the cards are the "beginning" of the season for me.
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Old 12-14-2010, 01:20 AM   #10
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i give them 2 those i luv; people adore getting mail that is kind
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