Christmas Cards: Do you still send them?

Merry and Bright


Do you still send out Christmas cards each year? I’m starting to wonder why I do. It’s always a hassle. So now I’m toying with the idea of not doing it anymore and here’s why:

  1. Getting a picture for the Christmas card is just ridiculous. Getting all of them to look at the camera and smile at the same exact time is nothing but miraculous.
  2. Ordering them early is always a challenge. My current predicament…I thought I was on the ball this year. I got my photo done and cards ordered on December 5th. I was so proud of myself. Yeah, it’s December 18th and they still haven’t arrived yet. I should have just sent New Year’s cards.
  3. My list is ridiculous. It keeps growing year by year. I think we’re up to 100 now.
  4. Do to said growing list my card purchase was still $80 with the 60% off discount.
  5. Speaking of money. Stamps. They’re at what now, 49 cents a piece? Times that by 100 using your common core math skills.
  6. Honestly, it’s not very environmentally friendly. I could just send an e-card.

and here’s why not:

  1. They bring JOY.
  2. People expect it, and often anticipate getting that card every year.

So, what to do?

What are your thoughts? What are your reasons for sending/not sending cards?


3 thoughts on “Christmas Cards: Do you still send them?

  1. Hi Sheri, I do send out cards, however, I limit the picture ones to 25 and send boxed cards for the rest. I also have gotten tired of trying to get the “perfect” picture, so I just send a collage of pictures taken throughout the year to let others know what we’ve been up to. Yes, the cost of postage (and cards) is outrageous, so I usually budget for them in our Christmas budget. I’m sorry you haven’t received your cards yet. Hopefully, they’ll arrive soon!

  2. I wrote a post about the same thing the other day, I think it’s a lost art, and I love getting real cards from people I know and love, and even though I’ve slacked off for a few years I’m sending them out this year!

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