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Post  TP on Wed Nov 02, 2011 2:32 am

I always buy some in the sales so I have got a stock. I rarely buy any full price.

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Post  alec eiffel on Wed Nov 02, 2011 2:34 am

I made a few over New Year so I thought I'd be more organised but I haven't made any since. I'll probably just end up going to the RNLI shop and picking some up there.

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Post  marciared on Fri Nov 04, 2011 4:24 am

I havent bought any yet.
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Post  knitmylife on Fri Nov 04, 2011 5:23 am

i only do family cards now which i buy each year.

my friends i see to say merry christmas or ill put a message on facebook.

i dont have time to write them or deliver them.
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Post  alec eiffel on Fri Nov 04, 2011 5:28 am

knitmylife wrote:i only do family cards now which i buy each year.

my friends i see to say merry christmas or ill put a message on facebook.

i dont have time to write them or deliver them.

I think a lot of people are like that now. We make an effort to send cards to family - my mum would rather have a card than a gift, she loves getting cards. We also send cards to our friends who live abroad. I don't know why it just feels nice to make the effort or something. Dan doesn't send cards at work anymore, people chuck a quid into the charity pot instead if they feel like it. We generally don't give cards to friends we see all the time. We don't buy gifts either we spend the money on going out for a drink or one of us will host everyone for a meal or a party. I'd rather get together with people than have a gift from them.

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Post  stiltwalker on Fri Nov 04, 2011 7:45 am

My goodies arrived from www.madaboutcards.com today. Got masses of stuff in their Autumn sale, some seriouly good bargains - it was very exciting! So I hve a new home card and an eighteenth card to make then I will be starting on the christmas cards.
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Post  alec eiffel on Fri Nov 04, 2011 8:52 pm

What a great site, love the inspiration section.

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Post  dolly blue on Wed Nov 09, 2011 1:58 am

Each year I say I not doing xmas cards, have cut alot out over the years.
I don't mind sending and receiving to some friends and family but its the ones you send received because its the done thing iykwim and you've done it for 20 plus years. I'm finding it harder as the years go on with some people adding the kids bf & gf on the cards I wonder what I should do to get it right do I
a) wait for them to send to me with the the lastest names then return
b)send card off my card with just mary, john and family
c) not bother to send a card.
I upset a family member last year by not putting the sons girfiend on the card, she didn't live at that address and I've never met her.
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Post  alec eiffel on Wed Nov 09, 2011 2:39 am

Goodness me, some people! If it were me I'd just put "and family" save any messing about. If someone then chooses to take it the wrong way then that's up to them.

I consider myself to be really lucky because most people I know think cards are a waste of money and aren't all that important so there's no big deal if cards aren't exchanged. I like to think I set out my stall well enough that people know I don't think it means anything if they don't get round posting a card. I don't think it says anything about our relationship.

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Post  TP on Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:12 am

thats a good one and family i sometimes do that.

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Post  Aisles on Sat Nov 26, 2011 7:57 am

I make mine through out the year papercraft, embroidery, hardanger, patchwork and cross stitch one's.
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Post  alec eiffel on Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:58 pm

We received our first card through the post today!

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Post  TP on Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:00 am

ive written my first one today its abit sad we know someone dying of cancer and dont know if they will see xmas or not. Sad

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Post  stiltwalker on Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:09 am

Aww (((Hugs))) TP.
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Post  TP on Sun Dec 04, 2011 10:59 pm

alec eiffel wrote:We received our first card through the post today!

we got one on Friday.

We used to get an early one from New Zealand was yours from abroad?

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Post  alec eiffel on Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:45 pm

Yes, it was from abroad. It motivated me to get ours posted so I'm not running round last minute.

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Post  flibsey on Mon Dec 05, 2011 9:54 pm

I buy mine as and when I need them. I used to make my cards but I realised I was making a martyr of myself as I'm not that keen on papercraft so I just wasn't enjoying it.

I buy Amnesty International ones. they do packs of their last year's designs, you can get 60 assorted cards for a bit over a tenner AND they don't say merry christmas in them. they say season's greetings in 7 languages. As I am related to/friends with a lot of pagans and other non christians, these suit me better. they're generally secular designs too although I do have some three kings ones left over from last year.

my kid is the only one in her class who sends full size cards, but I don't see the point in buying separate packs of tiny cards for her to send when she can just pick some out of my collection.
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Post  TP on Wed Dec 07, 2011 4:12 am

do you buy xmas stamps i got some today.

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Post  flibsey on Wed Dec 07, 2011 4:43 am

I just buy standard stamps.
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Post  TP on Wed Dec 07, 2011 4:57 am

i wish i had standard stamps now as i realised i might not need them all over christmas ah well never mind.

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Post  flibsey on Wed Dec 07, 2011 4:59 am

I'm sure nobody will mind getting an xmas stamp in march lol.
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Post  TP on Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:10 am

what about april or may flibs?

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Post  flibsey on Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:20 am

I'd apprecate a little christmas cheer lol.
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Post  TP on Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:53 am

got one yesterday but it wasnt for us it was addressed wrong. Nice one too done by a child.

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