I like to send out Christmas cards each year. I don’t do anything fancy – a budget card, a nice one-page family update letter, and two pictures of the kids (the professional photo and the red-bordered pic I posted here). I put a fair amount of time into it, and it costs a bit of money – probaly $40 for stamps, pictures, cards and supplies. Not a huge amount of time and money, but still.
I do it because I like to let people know what we’re up to and to send them updated pics of the kids. I don’t expect everyone to send me a card in return, but it so happens that most of the people DO send me cards too. (I love getting their cards.)
Until the past two years, that is. For some reason, last year and especially this year I haven’t gotten cards from a lot of the people who have sent cards for years. Here are a few that skipped me this year:
My aunt! (Didn’t get one from her last year either, though Mom did)
Four college friends (all sent cards until last year)
Friend I worked with in bookstore for four years
One long-time friend (who lived in town) sent a card but said she had moved to Houston two weeks earlier!
Sister-in-law (granted, she just moved, but still)
Anyone else find they’re getting fewer and fewer cards from people? Or, on the flip side of the coin, have you trimmed your card list down or even quit sending out cards altogether? Why?