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THROOPER62 Posts: 22,670
12/6/12 6:12 P

yes, my job this weekend

NJAQUAHOLIC SparkPoints: (675)
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12/6/12 5:43 P

Yes, every year for the last 24 years.

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RASIRE Posts: 284
12/6/12 4:11 P

yes, quite a few.

GARDENDIVA2 Posts: 612
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.

"If we did all the things we were capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves." - Thomas Edison
SIMOFDIM Posts: 307
12/6/12 3:43 P

yes, but they are usually late!

DIETER27 Posts: 7,015
12/6/12 3:29 P

yes, i already sent them out.

JOSHUANY SparkPoints: (107)
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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 Posts: 2,490
12/6/12 2:08 P

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


DIANER2014 Posts: 2,721
12/6/12 1:44 P


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JTNELS61 Posts: 95
12/6/12 12:53 P


CLRWILLIAMS25 SparkPoints: (34,625)
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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).

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12/6/12 12:49 P

A few w/pictures.

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12/6/12 12:49 P


SPERRIN2012 SparkPoints: (180,063)
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12/6/12 12:45 P

Yes but just a few.

CORKYM1 SparkPoints: (0)
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12/6/12 12:26 P

not anymore

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 SparkPoints: (107,673)
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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.

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MEXGAL1 SparkPoints: (355,057)
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12/6/12 10:14 A

no, no good mail service here in central Mexico

HAPPYCPA1965 SparkPoints: (233,557)
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12/6/12 9:43 A

Yes, every year.

SUNSHINE99999 Posts: 10,257
12/6/12 9:28 A


SPROCKETS1 SparkPoints: (53,349)
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12/6/12 9:27 A

Yes, but have a lot to do yet.

12/6/12 9:26 A

Yes every year....

I live in Mishawaka, Indiana

Married for 20 years, and have 1 beautiful 24 year old daughter.

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12/6/12 9:25 A


MOM2ACAT SparkPoints: (190,535)
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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.

My name is Shari; I have been a Sparker since July 2006, I am now in hospice care for metastatic breast cancer, but I'm not letting cancer stop me from Sparking!

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DIDS70 Posts: 5,368
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 Posts: 1,809
12/6/12 9:09 A

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

TIG123GER SparkPoints: (76,906)
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12/6/12 9:08 A

Yes, we make homemade cards every year.

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SUZIEQUE77 SparkPoints: (9,260)
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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 Posts: 11,447
12/6/12 8:28 A

I usually do but didn't yet this year

"Be not afraid of going slowly, only of standing still"
CMCOLE Posts: 2,667
12/6/12 8:28 A

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

KKKAREN Posts: 12,223
12/6/12 8:27 A

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

EOWYN2424 Posts: 6,782
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 Posts: 1,232
12/6/12 7:53 A

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

128PERFECT Posts: 3,026
12/6/12 6:31 A

Not yet but I plan on it.

MISSRUTH Posts: 4,094
12/6/12 6:29 A

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

Ruth in Cookeville, TN Central Time Zone

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SSCOTT331 SparkPoints: (30,252)
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12/6/12 6:28 A

No but I should.

MOTOMAMA Posts: 2,010
12/6/12 6:25 A


TRYINGHARD54 Posts: 5,194
12/6/12 5:49 A


GDANE3 SparkPoints: (138,062)
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12/6/12 5:49 A


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12/6/12 4:11 A


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12/6/12 4:09 A


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12/6/12 2:25 A

e cards this year

DAKOTA4411 Posts: 1,009
12/6/12 2:15 A

Yes every year about 75

ELLEKTRA Posts: 2,911
12/6/12 1:48 A

LDANELIS Posts: 3,501
12/6/12 1:30 A

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

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YOJULEZ SparkPoints: (15,900)
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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.

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LISAN0415 SparkPoints: (9,164)
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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!


LOUNMOUN Posts: 1,332
12/5/12 11:38 P

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

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12/5/12 11:33 P


Nothing Is Impossible with God.
Each Day Is A New Beginning.
When You Draw Close To God, God Will Draw Close To You.

Spark People Team Leader, GLITTERGIRL, from Team, "I Can't Do This On My Own", helped me reach my goal in 2012. I was able to maintain my weight for several months, but now I have to get serious again as much of my hard work I let go of, putting my focus on another issue. I will keep on, until I get back to my goal.
FENWAYGIRL18 Posts: 5,868
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....

Starting to like the new me!
Waiting for my garden to come to life!
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