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I am not sending Christmas cards for the first time this year

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Sparklingbrook Sun 07-Oct-12 22:35:34

How do you tell people that you aren't when you don't see them? I have email addresses for some but not all.

SwedishEdith Sun 07-Oct-12 22:39:40

Wouldn't it be easier to just send a card? Are you meant to tell people you're not sending cards?

Sparklingbrook Sun 07-Oct-12 22:42:34

Well I want to make a donation to charity instead and do my bit for the environment. But if I send them all a letter saying I'm not sending cards that defeats the object.

I think it's time to stop Christmas cards.

ThisisaSignofthetimes Sun 07-Oct-12 22:46:50

No cards here either this year. For those that I have email addresses or tel no, they will get email or text telling them of charity donation and for those I haven't, to be honest are probably not close or I would have at least a tel no.

pictish Sun 07-Oct-12 22:50:22

Well done. It's a brave decision....I stopped sending them many years ago.

Sparklingbrook Sun 07-Oct-12 22:50:44

I think that's what I will do. It's not a bah humbug thing, I just don't see the point. I wish everyone would do it, I don't even put Christmas cards up. grin

pictish Sun 07-Oct-12 22:51:34

Nope - I don't either. Over the years I have got less cards all the time. It's great.

deleted203 Sun 07-Oct-12 22:52:01

I haven't sent them for years. Mostly because I'm not organised enough and can't be arsed. No one has ever complained.

ThisisaSignofthetimes Sun 07-Oct-12 22:55:12

No, don't put the cards up that I do receive, they just clutter the place up or fall down! There are better ways of keeping in contact these days.

Inneedofbrandy Sun 07-Oct-12 22:56:29

I love doing my christmas cards, and getting them. Your all humbugs!

dearprudence Sun 07-Oct-12 22:57:43

I mostly stopped a few years ago. I just figured that most people would never notice that they hadn't received a card from me, and I felt liberated.

TheMightyRubester Sun 07-Oct-12 22:58:04

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3duracellbunnies Sun 07-Oct-12 22:59:19

Each year I promise myself that I will do them, each year I only do a handful, I'm sure people think that I went green years ago!

Sparklingbrook Sun 07-Oct-12 23:04:53

I keep my received ones in a pile and put them in the recycling on Boxing Day.

Virgil Sun 07-Oct-12 23:06:43

We haven't sent any for the last two years and have also seen a massive reduction in the number we receive. If nothing else it saves a fortune in postage.

NorksAreMessy Sun 07-Oct-12 23:09:02

I am a positive CRUSADER for abolishing this complete nonsense.
Have not sent any cards at all for years. It is freeing and liberating and will make you happier.

(am also an old humbugger who throws any cards we get from HSBC or DFS straight into the bin; and any others go in the bin after I have shown them to DH)

NorksAreMessy Sun 07-Oct-12 23:09:41

Eeeek, and NO round robin letters EVER EVER EVER smile

halloweeneyqueeney Sun 07-Oct-12 23:11:54

I love getting and sending christmas cards! but I don't keep tabs on who hasn't so no need to explain

Sparklingbrook Sun 07-Oct-12 23:16:14

I am v excited now. What else can I do away with?

bluecarrot Sun 07-Oct-12 23:16:47

We are using up the last of our cards this year (including a note about donating to charity next year) and then we are stopping. Though DD makes a special ones for her grandparents and that will likely continue.

MarjorieAntrobus Sun 07-Oct-12 23:19:03

It is a complete nonsense, I agree.

I have DParents who think that recording the cards sent and received each year is a worthwhile use of their time so that they can send and receive the right cards the following year.

I can cut out cards easily, apart from the parental/elderly factor as shown above.


MarjorieAntrobus Sun 07-Oct-12 23:21:10

Oh, and I am the kind of person who puts most cards in the bin as they arrive unless they are v pretty or full of useful information.

Sparklingbrook Sun 07-Oct-12 23:23:02

I have never had a christmas card full of useful info. grin

YouMayLogOut Sun 07-Oct-12 23:23:16

I love Christmas cards! I'd much rather give up some other item or small treats of my own at another time of year, than someone else's Christmas card. It's the equivalent of giving someone a goat as a present - your forfeiting something (gift or card) that someone else would otherwise have received.

YouMayLogOut Sun 07-Oct-12 23:23:49

you're, not your!

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