To not want to spend 40.00 on Christmas cards
pyjamagirl · 21/11/2007 09:40
This year I have refused to send them to family .
We have a big family and both sides have a thing about really nice cards .
Also you cant just send one per family there has to be one from us ,one from the kids ,one to sisters then of course aunties from the kids.
It's utter madness told my sister last night and she didn't seem too impressed so I just told herI would get the kids to draw hera chrismassy picture instead
Buda · 21/11/2007 09:56
That's madness. I like sending and receiving but am aware that it is not environmentally friendly but also aware that the card industry and charities would lose out if we all stopped so will still do them.
But I just send normal bog-standard charity cards to everyone. Buy two special ones for my parents and MIL.
Wisteria · 21/11/2007 09:58
I can't stand that, when I met dp his family started those shenanigans so I told them straightaway that under no circumstances would I be lining Mr Clinton's pockets as I only send cards to people I don't see at Christmas and I would rather TELL them I love them.... and give a fiver to charity.
Anyway those types of cards are puke making IMHO, especially when you're expected to read the verse out loud - then again I am the most heartless 'unsoppy' person you are ever likely to meet
Bought my normal cards from Aldi this year and they're really quite nice, pack of 20 for about £1-1.50 I think and they're not thin either. The dcs got 99p for 20 little animal cards which they love.
frootloop · 21/11/2007 14:46
my MIL is like this when it comes to cards. one from a charity pack isn't good enough for her, she wants an individually picked hallmark one, it doesnt matter that it costs £5 or more for what is essentially a sheet of card with some glitter and a naff message inside.
i refuse to do it anymore, she knows dh and i think cards are a waste of money(except charity ones) so she is getting an r.n.l.i card like everyone else this year.
mumblechum · 21/11/2007 16:00
me, dh and ds always make them for each other. Buy posh ones for parents because it's expected.
Buy only about 30 charity ones, send to people we don't see.
Wish people we do see happy xmas.
I used to send about 100 out every year but just got totally bored with it.
EmsMum · 21/11/2007 16:02
The only 'really nice' cards are charity or homemade. The others are vulgar wasteful tat.
One from each household to each household is plenty. With handmade cards from the kids and notes from you inserted if you want.
Tell you what really irritated me. A couple of the charity catalogs came with Christmas cards. Firstly I don't like 'corporate' cards of any sort. Secondly its a waste of the charity's resources. Thirdly they arrived in October!
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