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To think cards with the recipient named on the front are common?

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AddToBasket Tue 20-Dec-16 20:56:00

Class issue alert: inflammatory if you are bothered by that sort of thing

I was told that cards with 'To my wife/Grandad/Auntie' on the front were considered a bit non-U.

AIBU to go on thinking they're still a dead giveaway of background? Or are they OK?

Crunchymum Tue 20-Dec-16 20:57:17

Sorry, what are you on about?

JenLindleyShitMom Tue 20-Dec-16 20:57:28

Eh? What is non-U? How do you know who the card is for if there is no name? Why do you care if someone can tell what class you are?

YoScienceBitch Tue 20-Dec-16 20:57:29

What do you mean??

ICJump Tue 20-Dec-16 20:57:53

What the fuck is a "bit non-U"?

BeverleyBrook Tue 20-Dec-16 20:58:03

I'm with you x

noelheadBandAid Tue 20-Dec-16 20:58:17

Why the fuck do we need a trigger warning on a Xmas card thread?!

OutnumberedByFurchesters Tue 20-Dec-16 20:58:20

Eh??

BitOutOfPractice Tue 20-Dec-16 20:58:42

I couldn't give a toss. HTH

This kind of shit is what I hate about the UK and what makes other nations laugh at us. It holds us back. Pathetic

Sparklingbrook Tue 20-Dec-16 20:58:43

Well I buy them for Mum and Dad but that's it. Never thought of them as an indicator of anything though.

ChaChaChaCh4nges Tue 20-Dec-16 20:58:45

I'm with you too. <<slightly ashamed of myself>>

TowerRavenSeven Tue 20-Dec-16 20:58:52

Not sure but since I work for the largest greeting card company in the world I'm intrigued and will be following.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Tue 20-Dec-16 20:58:53

I heard this, but it didn't stop me buying personalised ones for my mum because I knew she liked it.

LaContessaDiPlump Tue 20-Dec-16 20:58:55

I muat admit that I find them a little tacky, but not sure that's any indicator of class in modern Britain! IME the only people who fret about such things are lower middles wink

AddToBasket Tue 20-Dec-16 20:59:35

People go bonkers about class threads.

The 'To X' is on the cover, obvs.

PrettyBotanicals Tue 20-Dec-16 20:59:50

Completely non-U.

Still a giveaway.

Also, assume you use 'Auntie' as ironic, knowing illustration.

Otherwise Nancy will haunt you tonight..grin

TheoriginalLEM Tue 20-Dec-16 21:00:13

marking my place. wtf?

AsWeTumbleToTheGround Tue 20-Dec-16 21:00:36

I agree

Sparklingbrook Tue 20-Dec-16 21:00:45

I think you can get awful, tacky cards that don't have names on the front, bit it's all down to taste isn't it?

Fruitcocktail6 Tue 20-Dec-16 21:02:09

No one is going bonkers, I think people genuinely don't understand what you're on about.

Do you mean the envelope, or the cover of the card?

wasonthelist Tue 20-Dec-16 21:02:15

Never understood why you need a card that says "Merry Christmas Mother" unless your mother has some condition that prevents her from knowing she is your Mother - and in that case it's probably moot anyhow.

They do seem very popular though - so common in the same way as, say BMW cars.

scottishdiem Tue 20-Dec-16 21:02:36

Non-U - person using this is aspiring class jumper in the mould of Hyacinth Bucket.

Basically making the erroneous assumption that the upper classes do things radically differently than the oiks.

However, Debretts makes no comment on the matter.

www.debretts.com/debretts-a-to-z/c/christmas-cards/

Fruitcocktail6 Tue 20-Dec-16 21:02:41

And what IS non-u?

Arfarfanarf Tue 20-Dec-16 21:02:53

Tbh i think it's common to make comments about what is and is not common.

People should do what they like. It's high time we left this ridiculous class system behind us.

sooperdooper Tue 20-Dec-16 21:03:24

I have no idea what non-U means (please someone share!) but I agree named cards are about twee, mil always goes in for them but I think it's a generational thing, I find them quite dated

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