The last time . . .

Now I know that you do not “give to receive”. I know that it’s not a good thing to expect some return when you give something, but an acknowledgement should be the done thing! I’m talking about Christmas cards.

It’s always a bit of an effort for me when it comes to selecting and writing Christmas cards. My handwriting is not the best in the world and I always find it difficult to put a message that doesn’t sound a bit ‘cheesy’. I usually put something like “Best wishes for a great Xmas and a great New Year” which is about as ‘cheesy’ as it comes. But I had a go and took time to write carefully and select appropriate cards.

But to return to the point. Out of the 15 cards I gave to work colleagues, only 2 replied with a card. Another one, I wasn’t expecting to reply as I won’t see them again until the new year. That leaves 12 that couldn’t even bother to respond. Not even with that old cliche ‘We are not giving cards this year … blah blah blah … donating to charity…’ So this year is the last time of giving cards. Maybe.

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On another subject!

I’m considering changing the theme to this blog. No idea what I will choose if, in fact, I do so. I just fancy a change. This will be the fourth change of theme since I started. My current theme is Independent Publisher 2 and the previous ones have been 2015 and 2016. But this is yet another maybe.

3 thoughts on “The last time . . .

  1. I received 2 back but I’ve been off since 13th October after my heart attack so was only in for a few hours to lunch with them all. I’ve not bothered sending the plethora of cards I normally send as I just don’t feel like doing it and spent my time in cardiac rehab as this year that seems more important.

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  2. Giving to charity instead of cards to each other was suggested at work by our headteacher some years ago, most of us thought it was a good idea and this is what we did at work. We each of added to that year’s school charity collection.

    I didn’t do it out of work until a couple of years ago when announced I would give to charity instead, but I have sent a handful to dear friends far away. And if I have an e-mail address I send online cards too.

    I don’t see the point of giving cards to people I see all the time, I can say Merry Christmas to them in person and have a conversation about what they will be doing this year.

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