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to want my christmas cards to spread the joy at christmas, and not chastise me

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thankfeckitschrismas Tue 17-Dec-13 20:20:11

I just want my christmas cards to say happy christmas or seasons greetings or even happy holidays.

what i do not want is chastisements for not getting in touch, preachy missives about the state of the world, floods, Phillapines, people being stuck in jobs they hate ... by this i mean a general moan about all of these things. if it were personal to them i'd get it but random witterings piss me off.

I mean where is your fecking christmas spirt? does it not depress you to write such drivel.

what makes you think that I have the time to read such drivel, when i have eleventy million things to do before the big day or that this will induce me to pick up the phone so i can hear more of your morose selfindulgent waffling?

AIBU ?grin

Financeprincess Tue 17-Dec-13 20:23:12

Have people put this stuff in Christmas cards to you? Ruddy Nora! What's wrong with "all the best"?

NotYoMomma Tue 17-Dec-13 20:25:39

my dad wrote 'all the best' in my mums Christmas card this year confused

I was shock

thankfeckitschrismas Tue 17-Dec-13 20:27:09

this week alone.....

i had one that started... since you never sent me a card last year i dont know wether this is the right address (from a girl i went to school with 26 years ago- i missed one christmas card a couple of years ago becuase i had the choice between christmas cards and food - was made bankrupt the following april)

One from a person i last saw 8 years ago when i left my hometown and moved 300 miles away... you never call and i havent even met your daughter yet

and yet another that just rambled on..... i honestly felt like i was in church listening to the sermon.

Just WHY???????

ladymariner Tue 17-Dec-13 20:31:49

Wow, I must be lucky then as I get none of that shit in my cards....! Merry Christmas thankfeck

Financeprincess Tue 17-Dec-13 20:32:40

Perhaps you have more than your share of eccentric acquaintances. Chastising somebody through a card for not being in touch is beyond weird!

AdmiralData Tue 17-Dec-13 20:33:24

I gave a 'One for all' Christmas card to the place where I used to work. The staff changes on a weekly basis. I didn't want to write down names of people who may not be there anymore so I wrote something along the lines of 'all of you' - not exactly that. Handed over card to member of staff who I know that IS still there and got 'Oh is this for ALL of us?'. YES IT IS. I AM SO EFFING SORRY FOR NOT WRITING 50 CARDS IN BETWEEN CHANGING NAPPIES, FEEDS, WASHING, COOKING, IRONING AND BEING A CARER TO MY PARENTS.

Merry Christmas all fgrin

Joysmum Tue 17-Dec-13 20:35:21

I just wrote 'Wifey' in mine to hubby. No problems there, he's under no illusion how I feel about him and how my world revolves around him. All that's summed up in that one word for us and I'd not expect anyone else to understand.

Mattissy Tue 17-Dec-13 20:36:49

I've never had anything like that in any card I've ever got, cheeky buggers, I'd send them back with a snotty comment sprawled across, lol

joanofarchitrave Tue 17-Dec-13 20:38:33

LOL at 'all the best' Notyo

mrspremise Tue 17-Dec-13 20:41:41

grin *crying with laughter * grin Notyomomma

Zucker Tue 17-Dec-13 20:49:51

I would kill for cards like that. Mine all say happy holidays and have a great christmas.

thankfeckitschrismas Tue 17-Dec-13 20:53:06

When I send them back I just put happy christmas


temporarilyjerry Tue 17-Dec-13 21:15:28

Merry Christmas, thankfeck even though you've NEVER sent me a Christmas greeting

thankfeckitschrismas Tue 17-Dec-13 21:19:56

Now now temporarily wink

WhenSarahAndStuckUpTheChimney Tue 17-Dec-13 21:28:45

Every year we get a card from Aunty Olga.

Neither of us has an Aunty Olga. There's never a return address.

I sometimes wonder if we are being Janet and Roy'd.

Minshu Tue 17-Dec-13 22:02:59

I want to be an auntie Olga!!

FudgefaceMcZ Tue 17-Dec-13 22:13:42

What? No one writes all that shite in Christmas cards to me! probably because they're all pissed for the full month of december Should I be offended?

fivegolddeblooms Tue 17-Dec-13 22:17:52

People write christmas cards to their OWN husbands and wives? What? WHAT??? WHY???

queryremelatonin Tue 17-Dec-13 22:46:51

There is a poster on here, whose Grandfather, when he receives a card wishing him a Happy Christmas, writes "and to you!" inside the card and returns it to the sender.

Thats the way to do it.

GinnelsandWhippets Tue 17-Dec-13 22:50:57

Well you've got a good way of deciding who to send cards to next year haven't you?! Anyone who sends you a whingey message should be struck from the list and never worried about again smile.

WilsonFrickett Tue 17-Dec-13 23:00:08

My favourite ever card was from DF and DF partner (not their real names)


No from, no to, no message, no kisses. Just name-slash-name. grin

steff13 Wed 18-Dec-13 03:43:28

^There is a poster on here, whose Grandfather, when he receives a card wishing him a Happy Christmas, writes "and to you!" inside the card and returns it to the sender.

That's the way to do it.^

That is the funniest thing I've heard all day. Love it!

Unclench Wed 18-Dec-13 04:52:05

That's funny fivegolddeblooms because I almost feel the opposite.
I wouldn't care if I DH didn't ever buy me a present but woe betide him if he forgets my Christmas card! grin

WhenSarahAndStuckUpTheChimney Wed 18-Dec-13 09:31:29

Minshu grin. I like her name as well. We always put the card up.

I don't mind claiming a new relative. She gives us no trouble for the rest of the year, so she's an improvement on many of the others. grin

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