HOW DO YOU RATE AT CHRISTMAS: Do you evaluate your Christmas card?

  • HndsmKansan

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    Dec 16, 2007 3:07 PM GMT
    Here I was laying in bed talking to a member of RJ this morning. The subject of Christmas cards came up as he has sent me a very nice "individual" Hallmark card (thus more expensive). I have sent him one in return, but just mailed it.

    Something came up about the mailing of Christmas cards to friends and clients. I told him I have always used Hallmark cards and had a "lower level boxed group" a "higher level" boxed group and then a few "individual" cards for others. He then asked me what he was to receive.....

    I told him (in jest), "well I think you are getting one of the higer boxed cards". His response was. ."if it was a lower boxed card, I'd know where I rank"..........

    Actually he is getting a very nice card.. but I am curious. Do you evaluate your cards? If you send someone a nice card and get a "el cheapo" back are you offended, or does it really matter? Are you just glad to get a card? What is the proper decorum?

    Or do you even mess with or care about cards?

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    Dec 16, 2007 3:20 PM GMT
    I don't send any cards with christmas, don't see any reasson for it, i send cards all over the year and the people that surround me know that i love them and wish them all the best all over the year, not just with christmas.
    In addition i don't want christmascards from others, i wanna be suprised, not getting a wissingcard because it is the time of the year and people feel like they "must"send a card.
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    Dec 16, 2007 5:30 PM GMT
    I really dislike robins on cards, I never display cards with robins on
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    Dec 16, 2007 7:11 PM GMT
    I think cards are a item of the past.

    Nothing says "I only remember you around the holiday's" more than sending a mass produced generic card to everyone with a photo of you in a bad sweater. Call or visit the people you care about. Use cards for business clients or other formal relationships.

    If your going make a card wear a suggestive abercrombie shirt that nobody notices until after the cards are sent out. A "Join me in the missionary" tee is perfect for those christian right relatives who erect blow up nativity scenes and a glowing jesus in the front yard.

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    Nov 30, 2013 1:11 AM GMT
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    Nov 30, 2013 1:33 AM GMT
    An ancient resurrected thread, but seasonally appropriate, I suppose.

    We send holiday cards because many people display them. They're sorta like a gift they use to decorate. Plus they send cards to us, it's a slight not to reciprocate. And family! You gotta remember family.

    We do have different types (or levels) of cards. Family and closest friends get very elaborate cards. All others get simpler cards, but still nice. And those who aren't Christians, or we're just not sure, get generic non-religious themed cards.

    We don't send out too many cards, just under 100. And we include a personal handwritten note in each card, we never just scrawl our names inside.

    But for the envelopes I print address labels from the computer, and also our return labels. I know this is controversial, but our old hands simply can't write that many addresses, nor very legibly.

    I flag my computer's Contacts list with "Christmas" in the Notes section, then do a label print run that's filtered for that Notes entry, very simple. But I also add some artwork to the labels, including our return address, things like holly, red ribbons, pinecones & such, to lighten the impersonal look of it.

    And fact is, the US Postal Service likes a clean printed font, makes their automated optical readers work better, with less misdirected mail. Your card often moves faster with a printed address label, rather than handwritten.
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    Nov 30, 2013 1:43 AM GMT
    I actually stopped reading after... "Laying in bed talking to an RJer..."

    I was insanely jealous.

    It has taken a bit, but I am calm now.