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THROOPER62
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12/6/12 6:12 P

yes, my job this weekend



NJAQUAHOLIC
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12/6/12 5:43 P

Yes, every year for the last 24 years.



RASIRE
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12/6/12 4:11 P

yes, quite a few.



GARDENDIVA2
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12/6/12 4:10 P

I send out just a few. I used to send out about 150 between friends, family and business clients. About 4 years ago I decided to stop sending all the cards that ended up in the trash and sent a check to the local food bank instead.



SIMOFDIM
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12/6/12 3:43 P

yes, but they are usually late!




DIETER27
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12/6/12 3:29 P

yes, i already sent them out.



JOSHUANY
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12/6/12 2:37 P

I am going to do mine this weekend. I have about 20 to send out. Not too big.
Really I just want an excuse to use my wax seals.



ILMEL1957
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12/6/12 2:08 P

I don't send out many anymore like I used to in past years.



DIANER2014
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12/6/12 1:44 P

No



JTNELS61
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12/6/12 12:53 P

Yes.



CLRWILLIAMS25
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12/6/12 12:52 P

We don't send them out. No that we are married, we are on a lot more of out friends and family's mailing lists. I'm sure we'll send them out once we have kids (or send out an e card or something).



CAMEOSUN
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12/6/12 12:49 P

A few w/pictures.



JENNN77
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12/6/12 12:49 P

no



SPERRIN2012
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12/6/12 12:45 P

Yes but just a few.



CORKYM1
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12/6/12 12:26 P

not anymore



AUTUMNGLORY7
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12/6/12 11:47 A

yes I do every year. I bought two kinds, very pretty glittery ones....goal is to mail them by Monday the 10th....

I like getting them in the mail too....



FIRECOM
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12/6/12 10:17 A

Mostly to those who do not have internet access. Otherwise, I send a traditional Christmas look how good we are letter. Just kidding. I like getting them as it keeps me up to date with our old friends. Emphasis on OLD.



MEXGAL1
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12/6/12 10:14 A

no, no good mail service here in central Mexico



HAPPYCPA1965
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12/6/12 9:43 A

Yes, every year.



SUNSHINE99999
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12/6/12 9:28 A

Yes



SPROCKETS1
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12/6/12 9:27 A

Yes, but have a lot to do yet.



MRS_CIESIOLKA
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12/6/12 9:26 A

Yes every year....



TINYC887
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12/6/12 9:25 A

yes



MOM2ACAT
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12/6/12 9:13 A

Yes I do, especially since a lot of my older relatives do not use the internet.

I am also doing a card exchange with members of the online metastatic breast cancer support group I belong to on Facebook.



DIDS70
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12/6/12 9:11 A

I will this year since I moved and want people to know my new address.



I_HEART_MY_FAM
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12/6/12 9:09 A

I plan to, I need to get addresses from everyone.



TIG123GER
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12/6/12 9:08 A

Yes, we make homemade cards every year.



SUZIEQUE77
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12/6/12 9:01 A

Yes. It really does not cost all that much. I'm more the type not to buy everyone I know a gift, and even in our own family we exchange names, and even with that, we have an "opt out" clause. Sending a card is a tangible way to tell someone you would at least take the time to address and hand-sign a card for them, and yes spend the 45 cents to mail each one. I highly prefer this to sending or giving everyone a Christmas gift. I do send more than I receive but I hope those who receive them from me do enjoy them.

Christmas news letters also have a horrible reputation with people today. I don't understand that! Unless the letter is filled with lies (which I doubt is the case for most) why do people resent it when someone you know, or have known better in the past, tells you a rundown of their year, such as who got married, who has kids, and who graduated from college. Why are we so callous we don't even care if your kid got married, or graduated from college? Are we so self-important that our own little cliques are all that matter to us?

I know that sometimes people resent newsletters because they seem "braggy." I have had a few that might have been perceived that way, but I will admit, most of the time I am a positive person. We all have ups and downs in our year, but as much as possible, I would likely focus on telling of the "ups" rather than the downs. I certainly would not make things up or lie in the letters I send, though.



MYUTMOST4HIM
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12/6/12 8:28 A

I usually do but didn't yet this year



CMCOLE
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12/6/12 8:28 A

for those without electronic communication (e-mail), I usually try to send a card.




KKKAREN
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12/6/12 8:27 A

I'm a bah humbug girl - I don't send cards!



EOWYN2424
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12/6/12 8:07 A

I keep giving out cards and gifts, not only for Christmas but for nearly every festive season in Malaysia, but I get only a few back. Frankly, I don't feel like bothering anymore! Whatever happened to common courtesy! Even if they can't afford gifts, they can at least send back a card in return! And I'm not expecting expensive gifts anyway, a little something would be nice!



ARTSYGIRLV2
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12/6/12 7:53 A

I always have, but every year I think how I might not do it next year



128PERFECT
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12/6/12 6:31 A

Not yet but I plan on it.



MISSRUTH
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12/6/12 6:29 A

Yes. Not a lot; just family and close friends.




SSCOTT331
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12/6/12 6:28 A

No but I should.



MOTOMAMA
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12/6/12 6:25 A

yes



TRYINGHARD54
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12/6/12 5:49 A

sometimes



GDANE3
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12/6/12 5:49 A

Yes



REGILIEH
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12/6/12 4:11 A

Yes



TCANNO
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12/6/12 4:09 A

yes



LUCKYCOMET
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12/6/12 2:25 A

e cards this year



DAKOTA4411
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12/6/12 2:15 A

Yes every year about 75



ELLEKTRA
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12/6/12 1:48 A

yes



LDANELIS
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12/6/12 1:30 A

I used to, but stopped a couple of years ago. Seemed like a needless expense!



YOJULEZ
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12/6/12 12:51 A

I used to but sort of stopped, mainly because of cost. I was sending out dozens and getting like 3 back, so I decided not to do it. I'll do it again if I ever have kids, to send out photos. My mom does the dreaded "Christmas letter" to fill in everyone on what we're all doing anyway.



LISAN0415
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12/5/12 11:38 P

Ohmy goodness, thanks for reminding me, I need to take a picture of the boys and send it in a card!

Lisa



LOUNMOUN
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12/5/12 11:38 P

No. I haven't sent any for several years now.



ALLENJOSEPH
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12/5/12 11:33 P

YES!



FENWAYGIRL18
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12/5/12 11:15 P

I did mine today, wasn't much to send out I lost a lot of my friends cause of my lyme... but I did send some out , trying to get some Christmas spirit....



 
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