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To expect a 'sister' card for Xmas from my brother

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mightyducks Mon 23-Dec-13 13:13:58

His card arrived today in the post, just a bog standard one out of a box of cards. I always get him and his wife a 'to my brother and his wife' card every year. He used to but the last two years it's been a box one. AIBU?

WilsonFrickett Mon 23-Dec-13 13:14:49

YABU. Who actually cares about what kind of card they receive?

Ifcatshadthumbs Mon 23-Dec-13 13:14:59

Yabu and a bit silly it's just a card

Yes, yabvvvvvvvvvu. Do people REALLY buy 'To my brother' cards etc? Ridiculous waste of money.

BohemianGirl Mon 23-Dec-13 13:15:48

>shakes head<

SmiteYouWithThunderbolts Mon 23-Dec-13 13:15:50

YABU and YAB-Ridiculous

ComeIntoTheGardenMaud Mon 23-Dec-13 13:16:13

Yes, YABU. Those designated cards are a rip off somewhat overpriced.

Pootles2010 Mon 23-Dec-13 13:16:20

YABVVVU. My dp's family do this, it drives me nuts. He deals with it, I refuse to.

MyNameIsSuz Mon 23-Dec-13 13:16:41

Er, yeah I think you are. My brothers always get ones out of the box and do the same for me. You know he's your brother!

cardibach Mon 23-Dec-13 13:17:17

I actively dislike cards addressed to me by relationship. I know how we are related! I don't do cards at all now, but donate to charity so how would you feel about that?

Bunznroses Mon 23-Dec-13 13:18:08

Jeez- my in-laws were like this (card nazis). If you didn't spend a fiver on a appropriate card for each of them they'd get the hump. 14 years of bog standard cards seems to have retrained them!

Sirzy Mon 23-Dec-13 13:18:20

I haven't even sent my sister a card.

mummybare Mon 23-Dec-13 13:19:04


amouseinawindmill Mon 23-Dec-13 13:19:17

Seriously? Is it really worth getting annoyed just because he hasn't paid for an overpriced card to boost Hallmark's profits?

Timeandagain Mon 23-Dec-13 13:19:35

There are some very odd AIBU threads at the moment that cannot be serious.

CointreauVersial Mon 23-Dec-13 13:19:54

I have never in my life sent a card saying "to my sister/brother/mother" etc.

They are the height of naff, imho.

DaddyPigsMistress Mon 23-Dec-13 13:20:23


I would shit in a box. Write to my dear brother on it and give to him at Christmas.

Can't belive he would do something like that to you.

Christmas is ruined

Or not.....does it really matter?

Salmotrutta Mon 23-Dec-13 13:20:24

grin at "card nazis"

YABU really OP.

Chippednailvarnish Mon 23-Dec-13 13:20:44

Maybe he just has good taste compared to you...

littlewhitechristmasbag Mon 23-Dec-13 13:20:55

Really?? fhmm

I don't get a card at all from my brother and his wife. They don't 'do' Christmas. They don't send birthday cards either. I send them one from a standard box of cards as i do to all my relatives.

Who gives a shit really? By January they are all in the recycling anyway.

Salmotrutta Mon 23-Dec-13 13:21:33

Do they do "To My Dear Cats" cards?

pomdereplay Mon 23-Dec-13 13:21:37

This is hilarious. I have laughing fits every year at the 'To a Special Couple' or 'To our Son and Partner' Christmas cards we get from my in-laws. Bless them for being so doggedly specific but it is so unnecessary. A card's a card... Waste of money anyway.

MrsDavidBowie Mon 23-Dec-13 13:22:36

Be happy you got a card.
This must be a windup.

snice Mon 23-Dec-13 13:23:13

I boggled at the availability of named cards in Card Factory-everything from "niece" to" wonderful neighbour"

The ultimate was: 'to a wonderful cat'

jacks365 Mon 23-Dec-13 13:23:15

Yabu about a regular card but you can complain when the card from your brother and family spells your name wrong and misses off the name of one of your children. I dare not let my mother see it.

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