12.21.2010

card collecting...


As the holidays draw nearer, more cards appear in the mail... one from a friend, one from an Aunt, and one from Granny 'across the miles'... I love collecting these cards each year for a pretty little display hung up by ribbon, pinned up on the wall, or sitting atop the mantel... it's so fun to open the mailbox to a little surprise!

I heard a rumor that not as many people are sending out Christmas cards nowadays, which I think is a little sad, don't you? I love stationery too much to not send any out! And I like sending out little notes that I know friends and family will love. I mailed Rifle Paper Co.'s postcards this year, and kept one for myself, lol... they're just too pretty of a design to give all away!

Did you send out Christmas cards this year? Do you love the long-time tradition, or find yourself not writing as many?

Photo: Scanned by myself - Dress, Design & Decor from Home & Country Winter 2007 (all Canadian stationery)

17 comments:

Tiffany from HOLIDAY said...

Hmmmm...that's odd. I feel like I receive more cards now than ever. So happy to get them; they make my day this time of year! :) xo

Edwina said...

These last few years have seen the number of cards we'd usually receive dwindle to a mere few in comparison. And I must confess, I'm not as diligent about sending them as I used to be. This year I sent 5.

classiq said...

Oh, I love sending Christmas cards! A warm and beautiful gesture. And I especially love to send hand-made cards.

Frangipani Decor said...

I love sending out cards, but postage in India (especially to international destinations) is getting increasingly prohibitive. I did send out some this year, but am wondering if it would be better to give that money to charity next year - it was quite a bit!

Merry Christmas to you and enjoy your cards while they still come!

Chryselle

jen @ design blossom said...

I did send out Christmas cards this year. I love sending and receiving them! I hate the new trend of sending e-cards at the holidays. Well, I guess it's not so bad but it is not as fun as getting a card by snail mail!

Shannon @ What's Up Whimsy said...

I had great intentions of sending out cards this year, but, alas, I didn't get them out in time. There's always next year!

Jordana @ White Cabana said...

I seem to get less and less cards each year actually (and it's not because I'm losing some of my friends). I think generally, people don't want to take the time or spend to write and send cards. I have been getting cards via email which just don't have the same effect.

I mailed about 50 cards this year and honestly - it made me so happy! I know that all those people are going to love a little surprise in their mailboxes. Then again, I send snail mail all year round so maybe people just expect that I would also send a Christmas card.

I just know it's one tradition that I'm not letting go of. No matter how much I love twitter, facebook, blogging, email, etc.!

-Jordana

Suite Henry said...

I sent out some earlier this week so I hope they get to their destinations in time.

I have noticed I received less this year than last. I got so many last year!

The Iconic Blog.com said...

I love them. I send mine out early December every year!x

ashley @ ashleynicolecatherine said...

i lovelove sending and receiving cards, especially Christmas cards. i bought mine in early november in anticipation. a cute idea for displaying them: hang two stockings a few feet apart and string a ribbon in between to hang the cards from.

xo.ashley

Splendid Sass said...

I love to send and receive cards! I am sorry that as many people have decided not to send notes and cards.
Have a festive and beautiful week.
Teresa

Punctuation Mark said...

i did send some... wish i could've sent more but things got a bit crazy...

Down Comforter said...

It wouldn't be christmas if i didn't send out cards! But i do agree that not as many people nowadays are sending out cards--too expensive/time consuming. I know how much i love recieving christmas cards so i still put in the effort to share that happiness! And yes there is just way too many cute stationary out there to deny it.

YYZ said...

Sending Christmas cards was always one of my favourite things to do. Then I became an English teacher at a private high school and found that all I had time to do was WORK (marking, marking, marking; meetings, meetings, meetings) and I had to give up doing a great many of the things I love, including writing and sending Christmas cards. I even used to MAKE all my cards-- no time for that now! Over the years, the # of cards I receive dwindled-- you don't send, you don't get, right?

But THIS year I am on sabbatical (o, the most beautiful word in the English language!) and so I resurrected my Christmas card tradition. I spent a very happy day indeed writing up all my cards and felt sooooo fulfilled when I dropped them in the mailbox! Yay! It was so much fun and so good for my soul that I may try to manage it again next year, though the very idea of having several hours to myself to do it is laughable... Maybe if I give up sleeping? :)

Merry Christmas!

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jess said...

My favorite thing as a little girl was getting the mail in December-- I loved all the holiday cards we received.
So I made it a point to do Christmas Cards and send them when I was grown-up-- when I had my first Christmas with my husband, in other words.
Last year, I did a photo card, but this year I made cards. I started in October, and slowly got them done-- it was really an excuse to watch my tv shows and relax.
On the whole, the cards I've received are from older families-- people my age (under 30) just don't send them.
But that doesn't mean they won't... just give it time.

Caroline said...

Rifle's postcards are a great choice! I bought a set of 10 to hold onto for special people next Christmas.

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