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    Are Christmas cards a thing of the past

    I would like to hear if you guys have been noticing the past few years their are a huge decline in family and friends receiving christmas cards...Is it getting to the stage that sending christmas cards are a thing of the past.

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    Yes it's been declining for the last 15 years. I used to receive cards from almost everyone I sent to. Now I get about 45 to 50 cards and send about 65 - down from a high of 110! It really makes me sad, but i have been eliminating people from my list once I go 3 years without receiving a card in return. There are several people I've noticed who send cards every other year. Miss it terribly!
    I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas

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    This is a tradition that's unfortunately fading away fast. We still send out around 85-90, and we usually receive about 50.
    "The best way to spread Christmas Cheer, is singing loud for all to hear."

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    Yes. Between my family and friends I send out about 50-60 and I only get back between 40-50.. So those who don't send back 2 years in a row, I stop sending starting the 3rd year. It tells me they just are not interested. and I'm ok with that.
    A Christmas hug should last a lifetime

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    I'm sure that with all the instant cards and greetings that can be sent and obtained over cell phones, the old fashioned greeting card exchange is dying some. But I enjoy sending them and receiving them (the sending is the best part). I always keep six of my favorite cards received and place them in a frame I have set aside for just that purpose. They remain until the following year.
    And hey... nothing from stopping us in 2018!!!
    "Maybe Christmas," he thought, "doesn't come from a store. Maybe Christmas perhaps, means a little bit more!"

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