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    I have literally never cared about christmas cards, what is the point in them? I get about 40 a year from people I see once a year if they are lucky, saying To john. Merry Christmas. From x. With some generic picture on the front, or a lame christmas related joke.

    What purpose does this serve? The worst part is when you need to pretend you actually care and act grateful. I only see it as just a useless part of commercialism. Pay several pounds to buy some cards that cost several pence to produce. Do people here like giving christmas cards? What about getting them, and what reasons?

    I'm talking about just cards that we all seem to get hundreds of, no money or anything inside them. What's the point?
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    I don't think they're pointless - I think it's a nice tradition. Lets you keep in touch with people you don't see that often for whatever reason.
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    Not a huge fan either. Still, I do it to keep people from thinking I'm an ******* or dead.
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    What? I was just about to send yours.



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    I agree I never send them.
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    They bring me happiness and annoyance in equal measure. I am often loathed to engage in the cost of sending lots of Christmas cards and uninterested in their generic messages, but a large part of me still likes being important enough to someone a distance away that they wasted a few minutes on sending a card.
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    Make them yourself, or at the very least write something other than "To 'xxx' MERRY CHRISTMAS LOVE 'xxx'" else they're pointless, and extortionately priced.


    Any other opinions are retarded.
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    lol I throw them to the bin.
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    They were fun in school..I used to collect them and stick them up all over the house when I was a kid. Don't do Christmas cards anymore though.
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    I tell people to stick a few pence in a random charity pot rather than give me a card. At least then something good might come of it.
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    i love just the general jolly christmas feel that you get from giving and receiving christmas cards
    but yes i agree, they can be kinda pointless, but it is nice when they've written/drawn something more in your cards that just (to X, from Y) to show that they actually thought about you
    and also, they look pretty on my wall
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    What I really don't get is giving kids cards. What 7 year old wants a piece of card and writing in it saying that you love them unless its got money in it of course.
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    I hate Christmas cards. They go straight in the recycling.

    Why can't you just wish the person in question a merry Christmas when you speak to them? (Or write, or however you keep in touch with them.) And if you don't care about them enough to bother talking to them regularly, why the heck are you sending them a Christmas card?
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    I like them! They make my room look pretty, haha. Although it is a little depressing at times, as I come from a huge family, and there are always at least 2 of the older generation who sadly pass away each year; so we get less and less for the "family" section (yes, we have dedicated walls)
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    (Original post by metalthrashin'mad)
    I have literally never cared about christmas cards, what is the point in them? I get about 40 a year from people I see once a year if they are lucky, saying To john. Merry Christmas. From x. With some generic picture on the front, or a lame christmas related joke.

    What purpose does this serve? The worst part is when you need to pretend you actually care and act grateful. I only see it as just a useless part of commercialism. Pay several pounds to buy some cards that cost several pence to produce. Do people here like giving christmas cards? What about getting them, and what reasons?

    I'm talking about just cards that we all seem to get hundreds of, no money or anything inside them. What's the point?
    It's the thought that counts, surely. Personally I find Christmas newsletters worse because its just a chance to show off what you've done all year.
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    For family we make our own - so not pointless (I have spent hours and hours on these over the years). As for others, we use them to decorate the living room so I also don't find these pointless. Then again, see the point. I generally buy ones from charity shops.
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    I don't see the point, either, I never send them!
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      (Original post by metalthrashin'mad)
      I have literally never cared about christmas cards, what is the point in them? I get about 40 a year from people I see once a year if they are lucky, saying To john. Merry Christmas. From x. With some generic picture on the front, or a lame christmas related joke.

      What purpose does this serve? The worst part is when you need to pretend you actually care and act grateful. I only see it as just a useless part of commercialism. Pay several pounds to buy some cards that cost several pence to produce. Do people here like giving christmas cards? What about getting them, and what reasons?

      I'm talking about just cards that we all seem to get hundreds of, no money or anything inside them. What's the point?
      This - waste of time, paper and money.

      You might as well donate the money to a homeless shelter or something.
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      (Original post by Lucy :))
      What I really don't get is giving kids cards. What 7 year old wants a piece of card and writing in it saying that you love them unless its got money in it of course.
      LOL completely agree.

      My little brother, the kids in his nursery group sent cards to each other; I saw one of the cards and the kid actually wrote her own name in it, which was pretty cute.

      But for kids, I think it's just an exciting feeling to give/receive cards? :rolleyes:
     
     
     
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