I never send Xmas cards and instead I donate £50 to charity (National Star College this year)as I feel that this is more in keeping with the 'Xmas spirit' of giving. I fail to see the point in sending expensive cards that are thrown away 6 days after Xmas but each to their own. I also encourag friends to refrain from sending cards but to buy a copy of The Big Issue instead of buying a card for me.
I never send Christmas Cards, though my late did. Those I get now will not be responded too- indeed- judging by the scrawled signatures on some of this stuff I would not know who it is from- I can imagine the person sitting, with a list and boxes of cards feverishly dashing them off- The whole thing like Mothers/Fathers day etc., is just another commercial rip off. Therefore money to where it is most useful. This year and all others to the Ellenor Hospice Foundation