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I try to do as many with the wife as possible Hate to be a husband that is lumped in with those that leave everything to 'er-indoors!' BUT ... when I'm done writing them all and filling addresses in on a few envelopes and realise that a whole afternoon has gone writing these blessed things, my brain says ... 'Thank f%^$ that is that lot over and done with. Only 12 months till it starts all over again!'
OR do you love doing the card thing?
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H A T E it!!
With a passion... BUT...
With a 'dispersed' family - needs must when the devil drives!!
Same as Mike, I really hate it, it seems such a soulless thing. I'd much rather visit and say Happy Christmas than exchange bits of cardboard.
Ho Mrs Brown Ho! Think about it
I don't send cards to anybody.
At Christmas or at any other rime of the year.
My wife and I take a far more simple tack - we opted a few years ago simply 'not to do cards'. We don't send them, and we encourage others not to send them to us either. Rather each year we make a donation to a charity of our choice. Our reasons are multiple:
1. a waste of natural resources
2. a waste of money - cards, postage, yada, yada, yada...
3. the so called charity cards get very little of the money actually spent on cards - according to one report a year or two ago charities received up to a max of 12% on cards sold through retail outlets. However, the average amount was much less than 10%. If I am going to make a donation to charity I want it all to go to the charity not some middle man. (This is my main reason)
4. the time taken in completing them could be better served calling folk on the phone and having a chat, or visiting them in person
5. the cards clutter the house - and cause a mess
6. our culture seems to be one that we should send a card every living soul that could possibly know us - why?
7. what's wrong with just wishing someone a merry christmas - why do we need a card to do that?
I could go on, and on, and on. I know there are counter arguments (the economy being one), but ultimately its a personal choice, and one we are very happy with.
By the way we both absolutely love christmas - and we are not scrooges or similar.
So - for those on epz who know me - merry christmas, but please don't expect a card!
Quote: I don't send cards to anybody.
If it were left to me, I wouldn't either but my wife is in charge of that department and sends cards to everyone.
My Mother in Law sends cards to everyone she's ever met and their children & grandchildren.
Quote: My Mother in Law sends cards to everyone she's ever met and their children & grandchildren.
My mother is a Christmas card forensic relationship annalist.
Picture , Verse , Handwriting, choice of wording, envelope ( colour and appropriateness to size of card!!) and postage costs can, and ( most definitely!) will be used, against the sender.
i guess i am lucky my wife not only writes in the cards but makes them herself and i give her a good discount on any of my photos she uses
Cards, I refuse to write them.
That`s the wife's domain
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