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r u Sending Xmas Cards this year?
« on: December 09, 2017, 10:39:47 PM »
Do you still send out Christmas or Holiday cards?

With email, voicemail, texting, etc, I got out of the habit years ago. Plus you have to do it right at the busiest time of the year, a real pain.

But this year I'm going back to it. It's a good way to reconnect with people you've lost track of.

How about you?

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Re: r u Sending Xmas Cards this year?
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2017, 11:32:26 PM »
We do.

Greetings and celebrations need to be exceptional, unusual, unexpected. Otherwise how do you even know  they are celebrations?

Another f*cking emoji someone sends me on Facebook? Easy. Common. Effortless. I know they put no thought into it.

Doesn't mean f*ckin' shit. Has no emotional impact. Yeah yeah, I need to get back to my porn and my Drudge Report. 

A signed greeting card is a 6 sigma social event today. Exceptional, unexpected, welcome.
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Re: r u Sending Xmas Cards this year?
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2017, 03:14:12 AM »
Christmas???    What is that??

Have not celebrated Xmas for at least 20 years and don't intend to this year either.    Bah humbug!!

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Re: r u Sending Xmas Cards this year?
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2017, 02:35:02 PM »
We do.

Greetings and celebrations need to be exceptional, unusual, unexpected. Otherwise how do you even know  they are celebrations?

Another f*cking emoji someone sends me on Facebook? Easy. Common. Effortless. I know they put no thought into it.

Doesn't mean f*ckin' shit. Has no emotional impact. Yeah yeah, I need to get back to my porn and my Drudge Report. 

A signed greeting card is a 6 sigma social event today. Exceptional, unexpected, welcome.

I agree with what Gorn said about the cards being unusual and unexpected. Its rare to get any today. I don't send them any longer due to the greed of Hallmark and others. I am not spending $5 on a car that a person will glance at and than throw out.

The electronic ones are meaningless and the equivalent of a paper cup. Disposable garbage.

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Re: r u Sending Xmas Cards this year?
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2017, 03:40:32 PM »
Cards are pretty expensive today. Whatever they cost, plus a half dollar to send each one.

I agree with Gorn, they're no longer common like they once were, which makes them kind of special these days.

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Re: r u Sending Xmas Cards this year?
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2017, 06:28:22 PM »
I look for the bargain selections. Like "Shoebox" humorous cards which are by a Hallmark division but are much less elaborate than the Hallmark branded cards with sequins, sparkles, and embedded music players.

But even a generic card from a packaged box of 50 identical cards feels pretty special to receive anymore.

Years ago in Cincinnati I lived next door to a freelance artist who did card designs for Gibson greeting cards. He was one of the first people to turn me on to "Beavis & Butthead" - he even put in to a contest to draw for "Ren and Stimpy".
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Re: r u Sending Xmas Cards this year?
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2017, 08:00:41 PM »
I haven't for years but I'm thinking about it.

I agree that cards are special but it adds up with time and money.

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Re: r u Sending Xmas Cards this year?
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2017, 08:04:06 PM »
I agree that cards are special but it adds up with time and money.

Everybody says they don't have the time, of course. The default communication today is none - depersonalized - and if you send anything send a stupid emoji and act like you really did something when all you did was type some shit.

So, receiving a card marks your relationship with someone as special. Because it seems to be so inconvenient to send cards today.
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Re: r u Sending Xmas Cards this year?
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2017, 07:05:06 AM »
I like depersonalization ;) . The more depersonalized the better  >:D . I am joking but saw these cards over the weekend when I was searching for a certain kind of paper cut art: They are pretty impressive:

https://www.lovepopcards.com/collections/holiday-greeting-cards

https://www.lovepopcards.com/products/santa-sleigh-christmas-card

At $13 a piece I would have to really like you a LOT to buy one of these.

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Re: r u Sending Xmas Cards this year?
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2017, 01:46:12 PM »
Those are really nice cards, ilconsiglliere.  I've never sent Christmas cards.  I usually call people and catch up with them or send an email and catch up with them.  Other friends I meet for lunch or dinner sometime around Christmas or New Years.

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Re: r u Sending Xmas Cards this year?
« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2017, 05:09:22 PM »
Sending one of those popup cards would be a very alpha move. Yes, you'd have to like the person a lot. They would really impress.
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Re: r u Sending Xmas Cards this year?
« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2017, 06:57:44 PM »
Agree! Very nice.