For some, sending out holiday cards each year is a joy; for others, it’s a chore. And for others, it’s so much of a chore that they just don’t do it. What about you? Will you mail (or maybe you already have) holiday cards this year? If so, will you mail the same amount as you have in the past? Less? More?
The lines at USPS, UPS, FedEx and other shipping facilities have been out the door and are getting longer as the days creep closer to Christmas. If you’re planning on sending cards out (or anything else for that matter), you might want to do it sooner rather than later.
Please tell us in the poll below. We wish we could send a holiday card out to each and every one of you!
I tend to add a person/family or two (or more) during the year as I get to know others for whatever reason. However, people move without sending their new address or they die. So, the net change each year is small usually.
Actually I send out Merry Christmas and Happy New Year cards but for some reason my printer will no longer print them (I make my own) so no one will get cards from me this year. 😞 I do plan to send them “belatedly” after I get a new printer. All the local stores are sold out!!
We send out Christmas cards an also Hanukkah cards to those that celebrate that holiday, for some we send a Happy New Year as they don’t believe in Christmas or Hanukkah. So yes we send out Holiday Cards.
As a photographer, I make my own Christmas cards so I have to send them out to my friends and relatives.
I used to send them and enjoyed doing so. But in the last ten years or so, my job has become such a juggernaut during the holidays I don’t have the time. Sadly, I do not even enjoy holidays any more due to my career choice. The good news is that I retire in five weeks. I have every intention to have the increased time and decreased pressure and stress to really appreciate holidays more. 😉
We celebrate Christmas, not X-Mas, not a generic holiday, so if you asked if we send Christmas Cards, yes. Holiday cards, no, as we never know what holiday is being asked about. We honor all persons and religious holidays, we just don’t appreciate being told we cannot wish others a Merry Christmas and that is our message.
You didn’t give the option of digital cards. I send printed cards with a letter only to those who don’t use email. All the others are sent via email,with my letter in the body of the message.
We enjoy sending out cards to all our family and friends. We include pictures and put small notes in to close friends
We send about the same number. Half by post with our annual Christmas letter and half by email.
Receiving cards from close friends or immediate family with a note inside is good. All others are meaningless to me and a waste of my time and theirs.
An eCard, (especially the overdone Jacquie ones), gets the sender negative points–even though I don’t open them.
I think the term you are looking for is Christmas cards
I’m with ya…never heard of HOLIDAY Cards…smh
You get a “like”.
What about Hanukkah and Kwanzaa, too? Sheesh. We try to be all-inclusive, i.e., “politically correct,” and we get negative comments anyway. C’mon, folks. Give us a break. 😯 —Diane at RVtravel.com
I would send Hanukkah and Kwanzaa cards if I knew anybody who celebrated those holidays.
Hi, Diane. Same here. I don’t think our poll was being insensitive to those who celebrate Christmas, but just trying to include all holidays that are celebrated around this time of year without listing them all individually. —Diane at RVtravel.com
Right! I send Christmas cards, not holiday cards!
I always mail out the cards on December 1st.
Mailed out. Done for the year.
yes and it is done!! usually done the day after thanksgiving but this year they didn’t get mailed out until 12/10.
I too k this to mean “Here’s a Visa Gift Card. Go buy yourself something you would like instead of faking the “Oh, Just what I wanted”. Besides, I don’t know what you really want. So I mailed out three of those cards yesterday because I’m, 1) Too lazy to shop and, 2) Too cheap to mail boxes.
After my own heart!
I don’t but my wife does, I simply write a Merry Christmas and nappy you here email to family and friends. My wife on the other hand has a list of family (provided by the family historian aunt) of at least 40 relatives that she sends cards too.
Hi, Bob. I’m guessing your “nappy you here” probably should be “happy new year”? But I got a kick out of it so I’m going to leave it “as is,” unless you want me to change it. (Good ‘ol spellchecker, eh?) —Diane at RVtravel.com
Must qualify that answer [yes, about the same] as I send e-cards to my many friends around the country – the cost of postage gave me that incentive years ago.
Sending e-cards (by email) using Jacquie Lawson app on my computer. Significantly easier, less expensive and as COVID free as you can get. Sent 1 card by mail to 94 y/o mother since she doesn’t do email.
Our annual card list has been replaced with hospital addresses of Frontline workers within our state of Michigan. They deserve all the support we can provide. And I’ll add how proud we are of the workers at Pfizer!
That’s a wonderful idea, Marilyn! Thank you for doing that! 🙂 —Diane at RVtravel.com