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rightsofwomen Mon 05-Dec-16 19:36:50

Dear Auntie Beryl,

Merry Xmas

Love Rights & kids

ps Me and Mr Rights are divorced.

Bit crass eh?

Last year I signed many cards "Rights Family" and of course planned to write in the year.

What to do?

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rightsofwomen Mon 05-Dec-16 19:47:25

Actually I think for the few people that don't know I just won't send a card this year, but send one in the new year with the news.

They are mainly extended family abroad.

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Lilaclily Mon 05-Dec-16 19:48:15

I'd just send cards to those that know
Those that don't know guessing you're not that close to?

rightsofwomen Mon 05-Dec-16 19:57:53

They are my fathers family in India. I do feel close to them, we have stayed with them when visiting India, but they're not part of my everyday life.

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Asuitablemum Tue 06-Dec-16 08:37:44

Do they know you are divorced? I think love Jenny, Sarah and Evie (mum and two girls) is just fine. Not crass at all.

Yoarchie Tue 06-Dec-16 08:39:43

You can easily just write from mrs rights, child 1 and child 2
Says enough

rightsofwomen Tue 06-Dec-16 08:50:49

Well, no they don't know we're divorced, hence the dilemma. To announce our divorce in a Christmas card seems rather crass, that's what I mean and sorry if that wasn't clear in my OP.

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Asuitablemum Tue 06-Dec-16 09:36:11

Aah I see. Well I guess they need to find out at some point. You shouldn't be embarrassed. You could include a short letter telling them what you've all been up to and informing them of the split/new start.

rightsofwomen Tue 06-Dec-16 09:47:18

I'm not embarrassed, though there are cultural differences which mean want to choose my words carefully. A Christmas card doesn't seem the best place to write such news.
It's OK, I know what I'll do now.

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Asuitablemum Tue 06-Dec-16 10:04:17

Sorry if I used the wrong wording there. I can see how it is an odd one to decide.

rightsofwomen Tue 06-Dec-16 10:05:57

fsmile It's OK.

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CaptainM Tue 06-Dec-16 11:15:22

I just plan to sign from me and dcs this year. If people are curious, they can contact me.

rightsofwomen Tue 06-Dec-16 13:31:13

I don't think my Indian family would be so direct but they would wonder. They are very fond of my ex they don't know the half of it

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whatminniedidnext Tue 06-Dec-16 13:37:47

I'm in the same boat - I'm just going to send Xmas cards from me and the DC this year, and only to those who know ex and I have parted ways (not sending any to mutual friends).

rightsofwomen Tue 06-Dec-16 13:47:50

Hallmark have missed a trick! There is a market for Christmas cards for the recently divorced!

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