Monday, December 12, 2011

Yes, Virginia. Some People Still Do Christmas Cards

In the age of texting and emails, I'm probably in the minority on this one.  I still send out Christmas cards.  Not a ton, but more than a few.

I still like picking out pretty Christmas cards and penning a short note to family and close friends with some holiday wishes, even if my hand sometimes forgets how to work a pen.  (Side note: My grade school teachers would be appalled at how horrible my handwriting has become.)

Do you still mail Christmas cards or has this tradition gone the way of the dinosaur?

22 comments:

Sarah said...

I never have, but that's mostly because I am really disorganized and can never pull myself together to do this sort of thing. However, I think it's a lovely, thoughtful thing to do, and a tradition worth preserving!

Joanne said...

Oh yes, I send Christmas cards. I love the greetings they bring along this time of year, the wishes, even the pretty stamps. They're definitely a tradition I can't part with :)

Sarah Pearson said...

I still send Christmas cards to my family. They'd be upset if I didn't :-)

Pat Hatt said...

Gone like the dinosaur for me, but my handwriting has always been crappy, so I can't blame no cards on that..haha

L. Diane Wolfe said...

We did Christmas cards this year, although the list continues to grow shorter.

Heather M. Gardner said...

I still send them. Can't help myself. I think its important for family and friends.
HMG

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

We send cards. I even helped put them together this year.

Karen Walker said...

I've never done Christmas cards - I do love the greetings, but keeping up with the list and the hours it takes, oh gosh, just can't handle it.
Karen

Ciara said...

I love Christmas cards, the ones people write in. I just received one that must have been automated with lovely family photos on the front. BUT, when I opened it, the card was blank inside. Not one word. I found this disappointing.

Jean Davis said...

I've always made my own christmas cards, spending hours with my kids making something special for everyone. But this year I didn't do it. Last year the majority of my christmas card list hopped on the 'we don't do that anymore' wagon. Sadly for the thirty some cards we sent out, we got eight back. This year, we're sending leftover cards to the few people who send us one first and will revise our new cut back list from that.

I love sending and getting cards. It's a shame so many people are cutting them out of their holiday routine. Btw, my handwriting is horrible too. ;)

LTM said...

I still mail Christmas cards! But that reminds me--I've got to get on it--gah! :D <3

Tara Tyler said...

less come in, less go out, but still do them =)

i wonder how the next generation will "do" xmas cards, online with pics & updates? do they do that now? i havent received any yet, but it makes sense...

raelynbarclay said...

Not to the degree I used to. Postage to all my out of country family broke the bank when the budget got tight. I still make a few cards and mail them but my obsession with getting them all done and out by the Monday following Thanksgiving...out the window, LOL

Glynis said...

I make all my own cards and send them. I posted 32 today. It costs a fair bit from Cyprus, but it is a tradition I cannot give up.

Cherie Reich said...

I still mail out Christmas cards. True, my list is fairly small, but it's fun to send them.

Ann Best said...

I like the online Christmas messages with pictures. Several friends my age do this every year now. I'm okay with this, even though I have always liked the cards and hate to see this tradition diminished and practically disappearing along with a lot of other good things from my past. But it makes my aging hand ache thinking about it all that handwriting, so....

But I think it's wonderful, Liz, that you still do this! And I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday season!!
Ann Best, Author of In the Mirror & Other Memoirs

Cold As Heaven said...

Must admit I've been very sloppy with Christmas cards last few years. I always blame it on too much to do at work.

Cold As Heaven

mshatch said...

I made my own last year and if I'm going to do so this year I need to get on it. I may cheat though and buy a box.

Trisha said...

I'm terrible and pretty much always have been. I have been known to send Christmas cards out, but they're always late and it's like pulling teeth. I prefer to send real cards than eCards, and I actually hate receiving eCards. I'd rather receive a plain text email.

ediFanoB said...

My wife and send Christmas cards to family and a few handpicked friends.

Other friends, colleagues and people around the world get either a christmas mail or a Christmas ecard.

And of course I post Christmas Wishes on my blog.

LD Masterson said...

I still send cards, and I enjoy receiving them. It will be a very sad thing when no one sends cards anymore. I also do a Christmas letter with pictures for family and close friends we don't get to see very often.

Amy Jarecki said...

I send them out, but not as many as I used to. I keep in touch with so many people via e-mail, and don't even have their physical addresses. That's progress I guess.