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Old 02-07-2019, 11:16 PM   #1
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Sending real cards by snail mail...

...just wondering...does anyone else here still do this?

I was just thinking about it, since I mailed out several birthday and anniversary cards for friends and family in the past few days. February is a busy month. The most important one is to my grandson Aiden, it's his 6th birthday in a few days and like the other grands, he loves getting his own mail.

So many greetings these days are sent via social media. I think everyone, no matter their age, still love to get real cards in the mail with handwritten greetings. I know I do.

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Old 02-07-2019, 11:24 PM   #2
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Very limited. Occasion cards have become an expensive proposition to buy and to mail.
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Old 02-07-2019, 11:56 PM   #3
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Very rarely. In fact, I very rarely mail anything. I sheet of 20 stamps will last me two years or more... if I don't lose them.

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Old 02-07-2019, 11:58 PM   #4
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Very limited. Occasion cards have become an expensive proposition to buy and to mail.
I won't spend $4 for a card either, Andy. I go to Dollar General a few times a year and buy several - they have nice American Greetings cards marked at nearly $4 or more, for a buck.
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Old 02-08-2019, 12:07 AM   #5
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I am always getting those cards soliciting money for a charity. I keep the cards and toss the rest as junk mail. I get my stamps for free, so between the freebies of cards and stamps it costs me nothing to send a quick greeting.

Kids do love to get their own mail. Every time I send one to Poo's son, I always put in a footnote. "When your father was your age he blah, blah, blah. Nothing major. "He hated to make his own bed." I think every child needs some ammunition on his side of the argument sometimes. It sure beats "Because I said so!"
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Old 02-08-2019, 12:17 AM   #6
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Very rarely. In fact, I very rarely mail anything. I sheet of 20 stamps will last me two years or more... if I don't lose them.

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I hear ya, Casey. The only times I mail anything (like I said, lol), is for birthday cards, etc. But I get the feeling I'm one of the few who do that.

Everything else is done online, with the exception of the one check I write a month, to the gardening service. They don't have a 'pay online', so I write them a check, put it in an envelope, and stick it on the back fence weekly when they arrive.
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Old 02-08-2019, 08:44 AM   #7
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Yes I still send cards...big time. I am a stationery addict, and have been since a child. I know how much snail mail cards are appreciated and I love sending them. I have quite the collections of cards I have bought in my travels. I also have a lot of forever stamps I bought a while back!
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Old 02-08-2019, 09:14 AM   #8
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We still send Birthday cards by mail. How else will the grandchildren get their money? lol

I spent many years working for Hallmark. I know the markup. Other than the cards mentioned above, I can't see sending them if a phone call will do the job much better. Of course, I know we are a dying breed. lol
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I hear ya, Casey. The only times I mail anything (like I said, lol), is for birthday cards, etc. But I get the feeling I'm one of the few who do that.

Everything else is done online, with the exception of the one check I write a month, to the gardening service. They don't have a 'pay online', so I write them a check, put it in an envelope, and stick it on the back fence weekly when they arrive.
I think you if you use "Bill Pay" through an online banking site it will send an actual check to the recipient (the few times I used "Bill Pay" it was a check sent with my account number on it. I printed out the image for my records after it was cashed). I am pretty sure you can set a recurring payment for monthly bills.
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