My First Time Sending Christmas Cards

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I’m 35 years old and this is the first year that I sent out Christmas cards. I just never thought it was very important. That’s kind of strange since I really enjoy getting them. It all started as I began wondering about all the cards I get, and why people send them even though they’ve never gotten one in return. I get them mostly from friends and relatives that I usually see around Christmas, and so I get to wish them happy holidays in person. But still, they take the time to send me a card as an added little expression of cheer and I suddenly started to feel a little bit guilty.

Actually, the more I thought about it, the more I realized everyone I know sends me a card. Even the company I work for sends cards out to all the employees, and business Christmas cards to all their customers. So I decided I would send out cards that look awesome, don’t cost much, and don’t require too much time on my part. I got a nice customized greeting, signed them and sent them off.

I know I sound like I’m just “keeping up appearances”, and I guess that’s part of it. And maybe I haven’t got quite the right attitude about it yet, but there’s hope. And this will truly be a Happy New Year, because everyone coming to my party tonight got a card from me!

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Willa January 10, 2013 at 10:04 am

I used to rush out to the store to by and send a Christmas card to every person who sent one to me. It seemed like I was running to the store every day. I finally gave in and ordered cards on line and now i send them out before I get any each year. It has gottne to be a habit – also is the first event that puts me in the Christmas spirit. I really look forward to doing this each year when in the past it used to feel like a burden.

Helena January 15, 2013 at 10:20 pm

These days when hand written letters are a thing of the past I really love writing out and sending Christmas cards. I refuse to send out electronic cards because they don’t convey the same warmth and greeting that an actual card does. I love the idea of opening the mail and seeing an actual card that can be displayed and will be remembered.

Ellen N. September 4, 2013 at 2:39 pm

Actual cards are always nice to get –I love when friends give me cards with handwritten notes inside of them. It makes me feel special when I picture someone sitting down with a pen and a card and writing a sweet message just for me.

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