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Holiday cards - what's your opinion?

The concept of mailing something out to a hundred or so friends is quite appealing - and yet the decades roll by without my doing it.

I'm thinking this year it's time. While there's no big news, that in itself is news, and I don't want to drop into my Mom's habit of only contacting people during/after deaths and disasters.

My first roadblock: I don't have near as many postal addresses as I though I had.

Do you mail something out this time of year?


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Nov. 26th, 2007 03:43 am (UTC)
I haven't sent them out for a couple of years, but I'm planning on doing so this year. It's a way of saying, "Hey, we're not dead yet!" to the folks who don't read my LJ.
Nov. 26th, 2007 04:31 am (UTC)
We intend to.

That way, we can include the less than one month old pictures of Katie that were supposed to go in the cards last year. :)
Nov. 26th, 2007 04:54 am (UTC)
Plaxo helps gather addresses
Plaxo is a good addition to an email client and it will help you get postal addresses from friends.
Nov. 26th, 2007 06:12 am (UTC)
I haven't, in quite some time, because when I did it, I made the cards myself, and I haven't had any really good ideas for a card design since. (Although I have enough new friends, and old ones with poor memories, maybe I should "recycle" the last one...)

But for some people, christmas cards are the only way I have of finding their addresses. (Of course, figuring out where I stuck the envelope I got from them when I need it is a whole 'nother problem...)
Nov. 26th, 2007 12:39 pm (UTC)
Christmas, no. I used to send out Happy Spring cards though. Spring was always defined by me as "when it felt like spring", as opposed to "when the equinox hits".
Nov. 26th, 2007 01:53 pm (UTC)
I send cards to people who send them to me. Some foster sibs, some old friends, some ex-inlaws... less and less every year, since the advent of widely available email.
Nov. 26th, 2007 06:51 pm (UTC)
yeah, I do. Not a huge number, and mostly to people I don't see but still want to connect with from time to time. It also helps remind them that no matter what my name or where I live, I'm still me....
Nov. 27th, 2007 07:31 am (UTC)
I send out cards to about two dozen people. They're store-bought cards, but I try to write something personal in each one.
Nov. 27th, 2007 03:31 pm (UTC)
No, but we feel guilty about not doing so every year.
Nov. 27th, 2007 09:43 pm (UTC)
Every year I plan too, and every year I don't actually get around to it. The actual address issue is problematic for me as well. I probably only have house addresses for 20% of my friends, and I know that some of those are out of date.

Since we recently moved, I really want to send out some cards, but my track record is abysmal. So we'll see.

Also, I subscribe to the notion of the 12 days of X-mas -- so it's not really over until Jan 6. Those years when I have manged to send out cards, they go in the post that first week of January.
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