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December 7th, 2005
11:11 am


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Christmas time once more
I'm hoping I manage to take Christmas cards seriously this year. Not only am I overwhelmed by a feeling of falling out of touch with all my friends and family that don't blog, I'm also aware that at some point I have to send out wedding invites, and it's hard to argue that someone is a close friend and your world will end if you don't have them at your wedding if you don't actually know what their address is.

So here's a poll. I know there's hundreds of these around, and I know filling them in is boring, but please humour me, or at least leave me a link to the address post you've made recently so you don't have to fill in hundreds of these polls. My address is here, do comment if you're not on the "people who know where I live" filter and would like to be.

Poll #628723 Christmas Card

Assume, for a second, that I want to send you a Christmas card. Is that OK?

No! (please explain in comments, because that's interesting...)

Would you actually like to get a Christmas Card from me?

I'd like a card for the midwinter celebration of my choice

What is your midwinter celebration of choice?

And to what snail mail address should this hypothetical card be sent? (NB, I have to send out wedding invites soon, so even if you don't want a christmas card you could give me your address anyway)

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Date:December 7th, 2005 11:32 am (UTC)
We're not planning to send out Christmas cards this year except to immediate family (will probably do emails instead), so we will not be offended if we don't receive one.
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Date:December 7th, 2005 11:38 am (UTC)
I've said yes to both, but I won't be the least bit offended if I don't get a card. I'm disorganised at the best of times, and this year we're even less organised than usual, so I may not get as far as sending very many myself. I know, I'm a Bad Deborah :-(
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Date:December 7th, 2005 01:19 pm (UTC)
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Date:December 7th, 2005 11:56 am (UTC)
I don't have enough space to write a proper explanation in the midwinter celebration of choice, so I'll add a comment. I don't believe in celebrating religious festivals (yet another reason why I attend meetings for worship where I do!), so like lots of others in a similar position, there is the cop out of celebrating a secular seasonal holiday instead.
Date:December 7th, 2005 11:57 am (UTC)
I don't intend to send anyone cards this year - I find they're a bit pointless with people you already know quite well... I'd rather invite people I know over for a meal or call them or something.
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Date:December 7th, 2005 11:58 am (UTC)
I tend not to do the whole Christmas card thing other than post silly pictures online. I tend to do that a lot anyways...
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Date:December 7th, 2005 12:01 pm (UTC)
I never send any Christmas cards (not on any particularly moral principle, but simply because I'm too disorganised to do a proper job and it's easier to be consistent and not do a job at all). So you're welcome to send me one if you like and it will be appreciated, but on the other hand do feel free not to if you prefer and I absolutely guarantee not to take offence :-)
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Date:December 7th, 2005 12:11 pm (UTC)
Would you actually like to get a Christmas Card from me?

[X] I'm totally indifferent
Date:December 7th, 2005 12:12 pm (UTC)
I'll probably be disorganised and not end up sending many, and won't feel the least bit offended if I don't get one!
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Date:December 7th, 2005 12:16 pm (UTC)
Any midwinter celebration is fine. I probably won't send cards nor bother about receiving them, but won't *object*.
Date:December 7th, 2005 01:31 pm (UTC)
I was going to do Christmas cards, then I decided that unless you're my weird family, you can reasonably assume that I wish you a merry [festival/season/solar event] and I can reasonably assume that you wish me one back, and we can all be happy in the knowledge that we are loved without needing to send pieces of card through the post to people who live round the corner. Indeed, I hope that everybody I would theoretically send a Christmas card will make something decorative and to their taste and hang it up in their houses in lieu of hanging a Christmas card from me in a space on one of those little washing lines with tiny pegs on.
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Date:December 7th, 2005 01:35 pm (UTC)
Another one who doesn't really 'do' Christmas cards, but is more 'not that bothered either way and certainly not offended by not getting one' rather than 'I'd rather not have one'
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Date:December 7th, 2005 02:11 pm (UTC)
I've given my UK address, but the American one is floating around on LJ somewhere if you want it. However, UK postage is probably going to be easier!
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Date:December 7th, 2005 02:15 pm (UTC)
The nearest I come to sending Christmas cards is reluctantly agreeing that my mum can include my name on cards she sends to some family members if she really insists.

While I don't actually object to receiving cards, I have no enthusiasm for that, either. Not necessarily even sufficient curiosity to open them and see who they're from. (-8
Date:December 7th, 2005 02:27 pm (UTC)
I have also realised that sending Christmas cards is a good excuse for getting round to gathering addresses to send wedding invites to. It's amazing how many of my friends have moved recently, and although I'm good at keeping track of people's email addresses, postal addresses are less easy. Maybe it's because people email you if they are changing email address, but don't necessarily email you if they are changing postal address. They should. You did. That's good.
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Date:December 7th, 2005 02:43 pm (UTC)
I had a vague plan for turning photographs into Christmas cards, but don't seem to have done anything about it. Maybe next year (...by which time I'll have more images to play with of course).
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