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to not have wanted to get a Christmas card yet?

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SlightlyJaded Mon 08-Nov-10 14:50:46

Second post just arrived and, with it, a Christmas card shock. It's from second cousin who we never see and just says

Dear Slightly-Jaded, Mr SJ and DCs

Have a wonderful Christmas

Best wishes

Second Cousin and Family

WTF? I feel like calling up and saying something like 'You'll never guess what? Your Christmas card from last year has only just arrived!'

Really, what is the point? It's not a Christmas card because it isn't Christmas. There is no message of any meaning and she is obviously getting them out early so it's all 'out of the way'.

AIBU to think sending out Christmas cards before December is a different kind of lazy?

Saltire Mon 08-Nov-10 14:52:14

Maybe she's worried about postal strikes?

irishma Mon 08-Nov-10 14:58:07

It IS the 8th of November right?? I havent taken a nap for a bit too long and woken up in December have I??

Seriously..send her a St Patricks Day card or something....Or an Easter Egg....

loonies Mon 08-Nov-10 15:33:12

YANBU far too early for Christmas. IMHO all Christmas related things should be banned before the 25th Novemeber.

loonies Mon 08-Nov-10 15:35:27

Perhaps she was celebrating that xyz festival that Moody Betty mentioned the other day.

badfairy Mon 08-Nov-10 15:42:03

OMG! Please don't tell me it's started already.....YANBU anything before December is unacceptable wink

taintedpaint Mon 08-Nov-10 15:47:43

YABU. My relatives in Canada start early as they send cards all over the world with letters and photographs. It's not being lazy, it's being organised.

madonnawhore Mon 08-Nov-10 15:48:41

Wow, sounds like she has too much time on her hands!

PfftTheMildySpookyDragon Mon 08-Nov-10 15:49:55

oooh yes send her an easter card

LoveBeingAMummy Mon 08-Nov-10 15:50:16

I wouldn't have opened it, then put it away till christmas and probably found it unopened, during the spring clean grin

Onlyaphase Mon 08-Nov-10 15:58:37

I can beat that - on Monday 6 November I received a Christmas present for DD. Someone has way too much time on their hands!

ledkr Mon 08-Nov-10 16:32:28

i stopped sending them ages ago.Its lush.I get fewer every year so thats great.
I hate them cluttering up my mat and then shelves or whatever and i loath those holders you can buy to stack them all up in.I feel like poking them back thru the door when they come thr.

OracleInaCoracle Mon 08-Nov-10 16:37:10

i send mine out at the middle/end of november because if i dont i forget. mine are all written and addressed waiting to be sent though. YABU, some people like to get "tasks" done asap, that way they can relax in december and just enjoy the festivities.

Trubert Mon 08-Nov-10 16:39:04

I have had it confirmed by MNers that I am suffering from premature Christmas organisation syndrome, and even I think that's a bit early.

SlightlyJaded Mon 08-Nov-10 20:40:11

Lissielou but it shouldn't be a task should it? I know that it is a bit of a chore, but the point is to remember people you can't see at Christmas. What's the point if it's nowhere near Christmas - it's just ticking boxes

Itsjustafleshwound Mon 08-Nov-10 20:42:34

My cards are going out early this year (but not as early as this card!!) as we are out of the country so apologies in advance - it has nothing to do with being on top of things (as if!!) just necessity!!

OracleInaCoracle Mon 08-Nov-10 21:15:36

but it is a task, of course it is. no different to wrapping presents. I want to make sure that i dont forget anyone, and the best way to do it is to do it early.

SlightlyJaded Mon 08-Nov-10 21:17:33

Well then can't you write them early, address them early, stamp them early but post them nearer to Christmas? At least then it feels (to the recipient) as though the sentitment is right.

Not really sure why this is irritating me so much hmm

thefirstMrsDeVere Mon 08-Nov-10 21:26:58

Last year there seemed to be some sort of competition amoungst several of my friends on facebook

Loads of 'got all the cards done and posted' type statuses.

It appeared to be more about being the most organised uber mum than actual festive cheer.

I got several and after seeing all the posts on facebook felt I was some sort of pawn in their weird game.

I dont send cards myself so perhaps I am missing something.

OracleInaCoracle Mon 08-Nov-10 21:29:34

thats what I do (as I said, mine are written, addressed and stamped sitting my the front door ready to go in about 10d time. but i do understand why people would send them out, especially if they are quite scatty/disorganised. christmas is the only tme of year I can let my inner control freak go nuts. pre ds i worked in restaurants and as a result I do see the festive season as a military operation. fruit starts soaking in october, cake is made beginning november. presents are bought throughout the year and hidden all over our family's houses labelled and i sort through the decorations about now so i can replace any broken bits and/or bulbs.

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