I send out about 55 cards per year. My husbands family is a lot larger than mine, plus we have a lot of friends. We seem to make new friends each year, too, so there might be a few extras. It is always nice to receive a handwritten card in the mail, but you have to write them to get them. I get really excited each December, as I go to the mail box, and see how many Christmas cards we have received.
In all honesty ZERO.
I haven't send cards for a long long time probably around the same time that internet and Facebook became du jour to communicate. Sad but alas very true! Family and friends get one big cheer from me via FB while immediate family will receive a phone call.
I wouldn't know how to make an email card, nor to add a picture.in an email, so it will still have to be via postman I'm afraid, jonaj That's why I don't have a photo of myself on these Angel Answers or Facebook. (I don't 'do' Facebook, but some of my friends ones come to me via an email sometimes, so I see them that way!)
I send through the post only to family members and my overseas friends.It is always a thrill when something arrives with stamps from another country!! But at $2.55 international card rate,it soon becomes quite a costly exercise!! Maybe 10 in total this year..... I hand deliver to my friends here where I live.I used to make all of my own cards but I find this harder to do all the time now with hands which do not want to do what the brain tells them to!! I just do not seem to be able to find bought cards which say exactly what I wish to get across,so I do still make an effort to create though! I have relented in the past couple of years and sent Festive Wishes via the Internet to some of my computer-savvy friends ,and they seem to be quite content with these.
Postage is going up to a dollar. That will make Christmas stamps a joke as they will be the cost that regular postage used to be. It's e-cards for me and a (very) few snail mail. It's a great shame as I think Christmas cards are just delightful. We used to string them up over the hearth. *beautiful*
Rice, I think 1 can still send Xmas cards for the old price of 60 or 65 cents. I used to hang my cards over a piece of string, along a wooden beam in the middle of our lounge room, but it meant always having to stand on a chair to do that. I'd leave them up there for about 4 months, (because I loved looking at them,) or until our birthday cards came in, at the end of March, & the middle of April!
I usually post about a dozen cards to friends and family in the UK and USA each year. I also post about 12/15 in Australia. The rest I hand deliver where possible. I don't think e-cards can replace having an actual card, although I have used them on occasion. I like to see the variety of cards decorating my hutch at Christmas time.
Haha. I used to leave mine up for months too! The other thing is, though, it is getting harder to find really nice Christmas cards. Aldi did have some really nice ones last year. I must look into the price of the stamps as I have a pension card . . . which I forgot!! LOL. If they are cheaper and I only want to send a few, then it's not going to break the bank :-)
I'll still be posting 24-30 this year, until the boxes of cards I have, run out, but I may have passed away before then! 1/2 dozen of them I hand make, for my parents friends, but of cause, there's not many of them left now, so I've stated making them for my sisters as well, even though I never receive cards from them!