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Probably been done before but...Christmas cards that annoy me

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Tommy Mon 13-Dec-04 11:04:16

I know I should be grateful that people send me christmas cards and I should stop being such a humbug but it really annoys me when I get a card that doesn't have "To Tommy, DH, DS1 and DS2" and just says "from whoever....." So they've just spent the whole evening signing their names in cards and not think about the person they're sending them to at all.
Why bother sending cards of you can't be bothered putting the person's name in it?

Sorry....rant over

TheHollyAndTheTwiglett Mon 13-Dec-04 11:05:51

Totally with you on that

although I'm having a 'mare at the moment because I can't remember the name of one of my old uni friend's younger daughter ... arrgghhhh ..

MariNativityPlay Mon 13-Dec-04 11:08:17

That's a nasty one Twiglett - I have had similar with seldom-seen offspring of uni friends.
You find yourself reciting likely names aloud in the hope that one will click...
Would never send card without either names at top or attempt at greeting and update on the left-hand inside.

vict17 Mon 13-Dec-04 11:09:21

I dont like it when people spell my surname wrong, use my maiden name (i've been married for over 2 years FFS) and spell ds' name wrong.... grrr...

aBeanInaManger Mon 13-Dec-04 11:09:32

well I've only got 3 cards so far and one of them was from a b&b I once stayed in! And they didn't put my name in it.

galaxy Mon 13-Dec-04 11:11:55

I have 3 relatives that send pre-printed cards including their names. One adds kisses but no addressee names, 1 just inserts "love" before her name and the other writesall of our names in together with a message.

Also hate cards from family who address cards to X, X and family rather than bother to write the kids' names correctly.

1 cousin still insists on addressing his cards to me and my ex-husband's name wven though he was invited to my 2nd wedding reception.

Mandy03 Mon 13-Dec-04 11:12:19

Twiglett, just write "To xxx and family" - that way you don't have to name all the children I do that when I'm not sure how to spell someone's name or when there are too many to list. I don't agree with people not writing ANY names on cards though, it's not very personal is it.

spacedonkey Mon 13-Dec-04 11:13:03

The christmas cards that really annoy me are the ones that are made of cardboard and folded in half with any sort of writing on them

bah humbug, it's a big waste of trees

Flumberrysauce Mon 13-Dec-04 11:13:48

I hate those printed 'News of our family' thingies.

lockets Mon 13-Dec-04 11:14:23

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lockets Mon 13-Dec-04 11:14:56

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Tommy Mon 13-Dec-04 11:15:17

Reason I'm so cross is that we've just got one from DH's uncle and his family. We've never had one from them before so it seems a bit strange, the card is really horrible - a photo of their children's school which looks like a card a pub might churn out (obviously none of the children in that school can draw), the envelope was just addressed to DH and me but with his surname which I don't use (doesn't usually bother me but for this instance it does - no mention of DSs or the word "family") no greeting inside *at all*, we have to see them this week anyway at a funeral and DH doesn't even like said Uncle!

Sorry - rant obviously wasn't over when I said it was before ....

Gobbledigoose Mon 13-Dec-04 11:15:43

Not read other posts but what is really getting on my nerves this year is those that say

Kate, Steve and the boys or the family.

Lazy or wot.

ESPECIALLY when they can be arsed to put all their family names on.

Mandy03 Mon 13-Dec-04 11:16:45

LOL Galaxy, I won't be very popular with you now, will I

I just accidently started a new thread with no title by clicking on the wrong link, while trying to respond to this one... please disregard...

Gobbledigoose Mon 13-Dec-04 11:17:31

Oh, I quite like the family updates, being the nosey cow that I am!

lockets Mon 13-Dec-04 11:18:12

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

judegarland2512 Mon 13-Dec-04 11:19:05

We got one from DH Aunty addressed inside to me, DH and "The Children". That really annoyed me! They had very kindly enclosed some money too, so was thinking of signing off the Thank you note from "the Children"

5goldendillydallys Mon 13-Dec-04 11:20:11

So if I printed off a job lot of cards with a photo of DD dressed up in a reindeer suit (complete with painted brown nose and fake sticky on whiskers)signed with love from dilly dally and daughter and included a round robin of my dull news I would manage to piss off most people?

spacedonkey Mon 13-Dec-04 11:21:01

I can't imagine your round robin being anything other than highly entertaining dillydally

GingerBells Mon 13-Dec-04 11:23:10

Was just about to post my cards. Off now to steam open my cards and put 'to....' on each one, and take out the 'Ginger Family News'............

5goldendillydallys Mon 13-Dec-04 11:23:48

Unfortunately my DD is not a go-getting, highly talented, trombone playing majorette style over achiever
No matter how hard I push her. Honestly at 16 months you think I could expect something more than just walking.

spacedonkey Mon 13-Dec-04 11:23:50

<< off the topic for a moment >>

ciao gingerbells, come stai?

spacedonkey Mon 13-Dec-04 11:24:11

I rest my case

GingerBells Mon 13-Dec-04 11:25:26

Ah! ciao SpaceyD, am at work, but will sneak a peak at t'other thread.....

PickasillyChristmasName Mon 13-Dec-04 11:25:52

What about people who haven't yet written their cards . Probably explains why we haven't got any yet!

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