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Christmas Card List

robertlsrobertls Posts: 2,580
edited 1. Nov 2009, 04:24 in Community Chit-chat archive
So who have you added....or taken off your Christmas Card List this year????

Come on....be honest.....

You can include you cyber list
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  • carol101carol101 Posts: 677
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I don't do christmas card lists, you give me a card, i'll give you one back, simple.

    Sounds uncharitable but the times i've written them out for work colleagues and while given them out you realise you've forgotten people! So embarassing :oops:

    I used to say, 'oh i've got so many to give out, i'm bringing the rest in tomorrow' :oops:

    Carol X
  • minky67minky67 Posts: 2,479
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Ive only got family to send cards to.
    Im a bit of a loner so no friends to send to.
    Theres only you lot that i send good wishes to at xmas.
    debs
  • trishertrisher Posts: 9,727
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    AWWWWDebs

    Come here and Ill give you a cuddle. We are your friends.

    I have my Hubby,granson, my Son/Dil, Dil mum and Dad some other family.
    some friends, my sister in laws, they are in Dorset don't know about post yet.


    All od you

    trish
  • joanlawsonjoanlawson Posts: 10,319
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    minky67 wrote:
    Ive only got family to send cards to.
    Im a bit of a loner so no friends to send to.
    Theres only you lot that i send good wishes to at xmas.
    debs

    Ah Debs, no friends :?: Well, you've certainly got plenty on here.

    I hate those round robin computerised letters which some people send out with their cards, always boasting about their wonderful lives. I'm missing out anyone who sent one of those.

    Joan
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  • trishertrisher Posts: 9,727
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Joan

    What are you talking about :?: Am I loosing the plot or something?

    trish xx
  • WonkylegsWonkylegs Posts: 3,504
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    joanlawson wrote:

    I hate those round robin computerised letters which some people send out with their cards, always boasting about their wonderful lives. I'm missing out anyone who sent one of those.

    Joan

    I'll remember not to include our letter in your card then :wink:

    I know there are lots of people who don't like them, but some people we know really appreciate them, as we have friends scattered throughout the country so don't see them very much. We have two lists, the 'with letter' list and the 'without letter' list. Sad eh?

    haven't even thought about cards yet :roll:
  • carol101carol101 Posts: 677
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Debs i don't really have any friends other than all you guys. I have 'work mates' but other than family hubby and i don't socialise, we're just happy with each others company. We're not people to sit in a bar or go to parties. We'd rather have a nice walk, go for a drive somewhere or just snuggle up in front of the tv. We like the simple things in life :)

    Luv Carol XX
  • trishertrisher Posts: 9,727
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Wonky

    Well I do not mind getting a letter, give me something to read, keep me out of trouble. :)

    Would someone Please explain what you are talking about? Is it those cards that dance or sing?

    Please, can you tell me :oops:

    love trisher xx
  • chris7chris7 Posts: 2,696
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    trisher wrote:
    Hi Wonky

    Well I do not mind getting a letter, give me something to read, keep me out of trouble. :)

    Would someone Please explain what you are talking about? Is it those cards that dance or sing?

    Please, can you tell me :oops:

    love trisher xx

    Trish
    Sorry only just got back on-line here. What they mean is those people who write ONE letter on the computer and print off multiple copies to send to everyone they know. They are usually full of how wonderful their holiday was, how great their careers are and that one child has just got 11 grade A's at A level, another has enrolled at the Royal Ballet school, and the eldest is now a qualified as a commercial airline pilot :? They rarely say "How are you?" or add anything that makes it personal to you such as asking about your family, health etc. They really are so annoying a095.gif
    I'm with Debs on this one, only really have family as I am a bit of a saddo, with nothing to boast about. I do keep in touch with a couple of old college pals once a year but always enclose a hand written letter and ask about their lives/children etc.
    Of course my cyber Christmas card list is huge this year, thanks for that guys a035.gif

    Chris
  • jaspercatjaspercat Posts: 1,238
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi, I have an extra 6 cards this year, relatives of Malcolm's who we have got back in touch with, and 1 to remove, Malcolm's brother who we do not wish to keep in touch with, all in all I will be sending or hand delivering about 20, plus about 4 or 5 online cards to cyber friends.

    I always send by the first week in december, allowing for strikes by the royal mail, of course, love Jaspercatxx
  • joanlawsonjoanlawson Posts: 10,319
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    trisher wrote:
    Joan

    What are you talking about :?: Am I loosing the plot or something?

    trish xx

    Hi Trisher

    I think Chris has explained what I mean about those letters. There is one person who sends a letter listing all the plays, operas, concerts, ballets etc she has seen in the year, and saying how sad it must be for me that I live in such a cultural backwater :!: :roll: I haven't seen her for about 20 years. Can you wonder :?: :?:

    Joan
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  • dachshunddachshund Posts: 7,792 ✭✭
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi all
    I only have my sister. and friends.
    i live in a close and we all give every one cards as we all moved in in the same week.
    joan xx
    take care
    joan xx
  • c4thygc4thyg Posts: 542
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    I pretty much only send cards to family now. It seems that every year I send out loads of cards, each with a personal message in them to friends and workmates but rarely even get a thank you. I've just stopped doing it no one even noticed. When my daughter was born, lots of friends stopped keeping in touch and when I got sick as well the rest (except one) disappeared as well. They're not worth the stamp any more.
  • joyful164joyful164 Posts: 2,962
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi.
    Oh Minky and carol, I'll make sure you are on my list. just send my a private message.

    I'm going to try and send mine early. I have always designed my own from one of my paintings and I have about 80 cards to send out. We sometimes get some very good computerised christmas and birthday cards from our cousins in Cyprus. They are very good.
    I have gone to a lot of trouble and each card is sent out with care so Ithink that's all that matters. and I hope I beat the Royal Mail

    joy
    ps. just drop me a line and I will put you on my list. merry christmas every one.
  • trishertrisher Posts: 9,727
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    DEAR DEBS,

    I CAME BACK THIS WAY JUST TO SAY I WISH YOU A VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS

    JUST SO YOU KNOW WE ALL CARE

    LOVE TRISH XXXX
  • suzievsuziev Posts: 252
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    couple of years ago, when i was ill whist pregnant i refused to do cards, i sent people text saying you ain't getting one but did them the year after. however i would love to stop doing them altogether i think it's a waste a paper!
    bar hum bug i hear a few of you say :lol:
    suzie x
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