How many Christmas Cards are you mailing this year?

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  1. GoodLady profile image94
    GoodLadyposted 5 years ago

    How many Christmas Cards are you mailing this year?

    Have you usually sent Christmas Cards by mail?  Are you sending fewer cards this year?  What are your reasons?

  2. Goody5 profile image65
    Goody5posted 5 years ago

    I'm getting ready to do that today, and the magic number is 50 Christmas cards for this year.

    1. GoodLady profile image94
      GoodLadyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Have you got the chocolates out too?  I always pig out and listen to music the day I write my cards, don't you?

    2. Goody5 profile image65
      Goody5posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yes we've had the chocolates out since the day after Thanksgiving  smile

  3. ThePracticalMommy profile image94
    ThePracticalMommyposted 5 years ago

    I usually send out about 50-60 cards each year (we have a huge family!). The only reason I'd send out fewer cards is if I cannot get a new address for some reason.

    1. GoodLady profile image94
      GoodLadyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I used to send out the same amount too, and finding new addresses was always so complicated.  This year, I simply can't afford it.  I'm retired and my income is greatly reduced.  I'm just sending about 12 to important old friends and distant family.

  4. cat on a soapbox profile image96
    cat on a soapboxposted 5 years ago

    I know some people who will forgo the expense of cards/postage this year, but our family will still send out 50-60. If we were to reduce the number, we'd eliminate those we are more likely to see regularly. All in all, sending cards to those who are far away and rarely seen is STILL a great catch up tool and a good value.

    1. GoodLady profile image94
      GoodLadyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It's great good value you are so right, but it is becoming so expensive.  I like your answer very much, thanks.

  5. travmaj profile image82
    travmajposted 5 years ago

    I've bought 40 cards fpr starters - supporting a children's charity - writing and posting is my dilemma, I procrastinate.  I need to have my overseas cards in the mail soon. Thank you for this reminder - I'll definitely begin tonight.

    1. GoodLady profile image94
      GoodLadyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You might just catch the deadline for abroad!  Well done!!!!!

  6. profile image0
    Emilyfedposted 5 years ago

    I send Christmas cards, birthday cards and stuff through email because I don't have friends and I have penpals and twitter friends. My mail friends has increased which is why I'll be sending 16 Christmas cards via email.

    1. GoodLady profile image94
      GoodLadyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I was interested in if people sent cards by email, so thanks for your response.

    2. profile image0
      Emilyfedposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Your welcome.

    3. Monis Mas profile image75
      Monis Masposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I send a whole bunch ecards as well!

  7. Jools99 profile image91
    Jools99posted 5 years ago

    GoodLady, I haven't send any Christmas cards at all for about six or seven years.  I used to send about 50 or 60 then realised that most of them were sent to people I saw every day of the year, at work or near neighbours.

    I decided to stop sending them and send what I would have spent on them to a local children's cancer charity.  I have kept this up and I just tell people that I don't send them but that the charity (and trees) will benefit in the long run.

    I can still say 'Merry Christmas' when I see people though yikes)

    1. GoodLady profile image94
      GoodLadyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Bless.

  8. Monis Mas profile image75
    Monis Masposted 5 years ago

    I send about 12 cards each year. It's a tradition in my family, holiday season wouldn't be the same, if I didn't send them out! I get about the same number of cards in return. I wish people put more thought and time in their greetings though. It seems that everybody just signs their names these days...

    1. GoodLady profile image94
      GoodLadyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Like you I too enjoy receiving Christmas cards.  I hang them on ribbons down the wall of our lounge.  A few extra well wishes make cards more meaningful.

  9. nanderson500 profile image87
    nanderson500posted 5 years ago

    I have already sent seven. I am planning to send between 15-20, which is about what I usually do.

    1. GoodLady profile image94
      GoodLadyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      So the same family and friends are always remembered.  I think we like that.

  10. profile image0
    LIL-ANGEL-WINGSposted 5 years ago

    None. Christmas has become nothing more then a money making event for the greedy. I will however send out a letter telling of all the Blessings that the Lord has bestowed on us, and His Glory.

    1. GoodLady profile image94
      GoodLadyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Maybe you'll be decorating your letter with angels and Christmas trees and Father Christmas as well as the Good Shepheard?

  11. earny123 profile image73
    earny123posted 5 years ago

    0 as I don't see the point in cards at the end of the day they are getting more and more expensive and it's only a piece of card folded.

    1. GoodLady profile image94
      GoodLadyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Christmas card!

  12. emilysjournal profile image56
    emilysjournalposted 5 years ago

    That's a great question! I am sending about 10-15 cards this year. I don't have a big family and I have very few close friends. I have been so caught up in job and school that I have somewhat neglected my social life sad and that is the reason for the very small number of cards.

    1. GoodLady profile image94
      GoodLadyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Sounds very meaningful.  I don't think people have more than a few good friends in a lifetime. They are the ones to be close to aren't they?

  13. viveresperando profile image73
    viveresperandoposted 5 years ago

    Only about 10 maybe and I make my own cards. smile

    1. GoodLady profile image94
      GoodLadyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      How beautiful!  That makes them truly meaningful.

  14. actionbronson profile image60
    actionbronsonposted 5 years ago

    I think I will mail 4 or 5 Christmas cards this year.

    1. GoodLady profile image94
      GoodLadyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Special people!

  15. mr-veg profile image68
    mr-vegposted 5 years ago

    Well I prefer sending e-greetings through email rather then mailing cards for few reasons:
    1) Saves time, needn't go and choose cards from the shop, then stamp them, write and verify address and drop it in the mailbox.
    2) Saves money, egreetings are free and easy to send using emails
    3) Reaches in time. I needn't worry about whether or not the card reached in time because my egreeting reaches the next minute I hit send smile

    So I haven't mailed a single card in last 10 years !!!

    1. GoodLady profile image94
      GoodLadyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Makes a lot of sense!

  16. logoquiz profile image71
    logoquizposted 5 years ago

    I used to always send my christmas cards by mail, but the last couple years i have sent less and less by mail and more by email. Saves paper and stamps smile

    1. GoodLady profile image94
      GoodLadyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Probably lots of us are doing the same thing. For those same reasons.

  17. Disappearinghead profile image77
    Disappearingheadposted 5 years ago

    None, so in an effort to reduce my carbon footprint, I made a Christmas animation and posted it to youtube, and shall be emailing out the link below:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDkLJ-SvDow

    1. GoodLady profile image94
      GoodLadyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      This could be considered promotional though your comment is very interesting.  It's a great idea.

 
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