I've decided not to send any Crimbo cards this year, but to donate the money I would have spent on the cards and postage to charity instead.
Let's face it, if you're sending cards to someone you see on a regular basis, what''s the point? Simply give them their festive wishes verbally, and conversely, anyone you don't see regularly would probably be quite happy in the knowledge that instead of having a piece of cardboard to clutter up the house, they too are benefitting charity!
You've probably detected a bit of "bah humbug", but I get really hacked off with the commercial aspect of Crimbo, where we're pressured to spend money on a load of rubbish, sold under the guise of "festive spirit" , which ends up in the gash bin a few days later! :rendeer:
If you buy them in a commercial shop then ask how much gets donated. I saw maybe last year how much these supposed charity cards actually contribute to charity, it was about a penny in the pound and a lot of shops had increased the sail (thought that more appropriate than sale) price so they didn't really give anything to charity.
I make all my own cards - birthday, anniversary, xmas etc. I sell them for Children in Need and donate a dozen each year to Marie Curie shops who ask card makers to do this so that they can be sold for a Â£1 in their shops.