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received my first xmas card today and I have no idea who the person is

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brimfull Wed 01-Dec-10 11:15:35

It is personally written and addressed to me alone .

Very annoying that I cannot remember this person at all.

Do you send cards to everyone in your address book?

JaxTellersOldLady Wed 01-Dec-10 11:18:31

no not everyone, otherwise I would have to start writing them in July!

I get a Christmas card every year from a family who knew the previous owner of our house, knew her so well they dont have her new address that she has had for 5 years now! I open it, read the 'round robin' letter and then post it back saying that I dont have Mrs T's new address and that she hasnt lived here for 5 years.

I might ask my oldie neighbours next door if they have new address and post it on!

brimfull Wed 01-Dec-10 11:22:42

dh gets a card from a woman he worked with 20ys ago and has never seen since
xmas wouldn't be the same without it grin

scoutliam Wed 01-Dec-10 11:30:31

I got my first card of the year yesterday, it is round robin monstrosity which I honestly believed only existed as an urban myth.

It's in delightful green and red print on orange paper. It even has glitter! Glitter! for fuck sake! It's not even from people with dc's where you could maybe think the children had chosen the colour scheme and decoration.

There is a paragraph from their dog and cat, it made me want to lie in a dark room.

I envy you and your anonymous card.

nannynobblystockingnobs Wed 01-Dec-10 11:32:09

I send to and receive cards from a distant relative I have only ever met once, at my great grandmother's wake ten years ago. An elegantly dressed older lady who chain smoked, we propped up the bar together, she was a riot (as much as one can be at a wake). I didn't think any of my maternal relatives were that interesting (they are very much like Eddie Izzard's description of C of E Christians!) so I was pleased to discover a black sheep.

brimfull Wed 01-Dec-10 11:48:06

Am thinking of sending card back to anonymous sender and asking who she is.

lol at dog and cat contributions

IAPJJLPJ Wed 01-Dec-10 17:12:25

google her and you might find a photo that will jog your memory

orangepoo Wed 01-Dec-10 17:16:19

PMSL at the paragraph from the dog and cat shock.

OP - I may have misunderstood - but has the sender signed his/her name and you can't place them? Or didn't they sign?

brimfull Wed 01-Dec-10 23:05:32

the signed name but I can't remember the name at all I have googled but nothing I recognise comes up.

healthyElfy Fri 03-Dec-10 08:57:47

ggirl, I think that could be me, I just go threw the list every year and if your on the list... Maybe I should cut some!

healthyElfy Fri 03-Dec-10 08:58:25

the one from an old work friend I mean.

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