Do you still send out Christmas/holiday cards the old fashioned way in the mail? If you never did send say no. If you are living with your parents, answer what they do.
My mom always did
We collect old cards at church and do projects with them.
Cards are special and important to me, especially when everything else is electronic. I keep treasured cards in a special box and look through them every year.
We would send out probably 80 every year until last year. It's gotten to be too expensive.
And I send my extra cards to:
A Recovering American Soldier
c/o Walter Reed Army Medical Center
69 Georgia Avenue
NW Washington, DC 20307-5001
No that's not true. Walter Reede will not accept any cards without a name on it. Red Cross is involved with it and not the address you list. My friend's son is special ops and knows stuff like this.
Can you give us correct instructions?
I knew you would! Does everyone come to your house?
Not at once. Usually 1or 2 kids and their families at a time. This thanksgiving our oldest and youngest 10 total. :-)
How big is it if you are all together.
Kids and grandkids 21.5 am counting.
Wow! Now those are memories! You are blessed.
Yes I am!! :-)
I did last year. This year I can't imagine I'll
Have too much time.
Go have that baby already!!
Lol I'm trying...he's perfectly content in my belly.
We still do. It is a great way to reconnect with people we would otherwise have lost touch with, and maybe brighten their day just a little. Of course, we also send special cards to those we feel close to. Lots of joy for not much cost or trouble.
Yes especially for those who have moved, etc. and you have no contact the rest of the year
I've always thought of cards of any kind as a complete waste of paper.
They are so pretty to receive!
Not to me. They go directly into the recycle bin when I get them.
What if it's a Halloween card :-)
I would like it more, but it probably still go in the recycle bin.
We don't do cards anymore, only a Christmas letter with a few pictures in it to family and close friends.
A lot of people do that. That is a nice tradition too.
Always used to. Haven't for about 3 years.
It used to be something for which I planned & organized way in advance & mailed the day before Thanksgiving.
Mine are written out already. Last year I was just getting out of the hospital. So the whole season was a bust.
:-( This year I'm sending self-made email msgs to just a handful of ppl. Got tired of sending out stacks of cards w/update letters personalized to each family... & getting no response at all from hardly anyone, in any way, for years & years.
Once I got married I started sending Christmas cards. We've only missed one year so far. I need to do a little photo shoot with h the kids so I can get this year's cards out.
I've always enjoyed the kid ones.
Never did but I do send birthday cards to some young family members and my grandmother.
Christmas cards have never been a tradition in my family. Maybe because we always get together for the holidays
I look forward to Christmas cards. We still send out cards every year. In fact, I've only got 12 days to lose that last 5 lbs for the picture and there's a turkey in my way!!!
No. I've sent them a few times years ago but I wasn't consistent.
We do a family Christmas card every year. I realize ppl are just interested in seeing a pic of the kids but we have fun making them and sending. I love getting Christmas cards!
I love that. I always looked forward to the cards with the kids. Now each year I get less and less cards. People just send a FB message. I don't like that.
What? People don't do that anymore? How sad.
It's really gone down.
That tradition went away years ago in my family.
Why is that? I used to love waiting for the mail to come when I was a kid.
I don't anymore. :/
Why not!! Then I won't send you. So there!!
Some, getting less and less. Never a big card sender snail mail or otherwise. I don't open e-mail cards. Afraid of a virus.
Less and less here too Ron.
Unfortunately the card burden usually fell on the bride. But we never felt obligated to respond in kind. Facebook covers most relatives now.
We send out postcard type Christmas cards now.