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  • Did you make those cards @bullfinch? They are lovely and the type I prefer to receive too.  I used to make all my own cards and my daughter too.  However I can no longer manage to do that. No cards with glitter here either - they can't be recycled here and I noticed fewer are now being sent.  We prefer to support charity cards i.e. Oxfam, RSPB or Action Aid.
  • bullfinchbullfinch SurreyPosts: 310
    Thanks @BenCotto and @Guernsey Donkey2, yes, they're little cross-stitch pictures, I made them over the course of the year 🙂
  • Papi JoPapi Jo Brittany, France Posts: 2,602
    Just noticed that this discussion has been posted in the Wildlife Gardening section of the forum.
    Is there some innuendo intended?
    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
  • Logan4Logan4 West MidlandsPosts: 2,305
    Papi Jo said:
    Just noticed that this discussion has been posted in the Wildlife Gardening section of the forum.
    Is there some innuendo intended?
    No i just posted it in the wrong place.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 61,309
    Papi Jo said:
    Just noticed that this discussion has been posted in the Wildlife Gardening section of the forum.
    Is there some innuendo intended?
    That point was discussed earlier in the thread ... keep up 😆 😉 
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  • AuntyRachAuntyRach Posts: 3,498
    I am the ‘spoiler’ in my street! No outside lights or decs. I do like a tree, or greenery, with lights indoors though, as I feel it is cosy and celebrates Winter.

    I have very mixed feelings about Christmas -personal and philosophical (and because I work over Christmas). I do keep some nods to it, partly to evoke memories of family and childhood I suppose, but I am a fan of making things individual and unique too.

    I buy one or two packs of cards, from the local hospice charity, and they are just for close family or friends. I am gradually reducing presents by working on the givers to calm down and save themselves some money and time. 


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  • PeggyTXPeggyTX Posts: 457
    edited November 2019
    Thank you,@BenCotto.  My neighbors wrap lights around all their tree trunks and I just can't go there.  Way too much work for me.  In fact, they're out this evening doing just that.  I have to get through Thanksgiving before I can do Christmas lights. 

    @Bullfinch, your cards are just lovely.  Is that cross-stitch? or embroidery?  I used to make tree ornaments with cross-stitch swatches attached to canning jar disks.  Lots of fun!  I've given them all away as gifts now. 
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  • hogweedhogweed Central ScotlandPosts: 3,978
    I make my own Christmas cards - about 60 or so. I really enjoy it and the reactions of the recipients. And I confess, I do like glitter - if you can't have glitter at Christmas, when can you have it.? But it's too messy to use for the cards I make. However the holographic paper I use a lot probably has a plastic element. Christmas needs to be sparkly in my book..……...
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  • HelixHelix 704m altitude...Posts: 622
    Most paper is made from managed forests, and if we don’t use paper then they wouldn’t be managed and jobs in the industry would drop.   So while I generally agree it’s good not to consume stuff unnecessarily I think sending a few cards once a year is a good exception.  I don’t like glitter tho anyway.
  • WillDBWillDB Posts: 2,456
    I'm not into the whole 'cards' thing... seems a bit of a pointless carry-over from the days when it was difficult to keep in touch with people by other means. And the whole social politics thing of keeping tally of who sent you a card last year, should you send relative x a card this time, etc etc… the whole thing seems like a lot of emotional labour to spend over something that goes in the bin on New Years Day. Spend that energy actually catching up with people who really matter most to you in person!
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