Do you read the sayings printed in Christmas cards?


#1

When shopping for Christmas cards, do the sentiments expressed on the inside influence whether or not you’ll buy the card? And do you actually read the sayings on the cards people send you?
I must admit that when I receive a card, I never read the saying; I only read whatever the sender has written. When choosing cards to send, I prefer them to have simple sayings, nothing overly
sentimental.


#2

I do read the sayings when I am buying cards precisely so I don’t send any sappy ones to my loved ones. The simpler the sentiment the better I like it, too. :slight_smile:


#3

[quote=Aurelia]When shopping for Christmas cards, do the sentiments expressed on the inside influence whether or not you’ll buy the card? And do you actually read the sayings on the cards people send you?
I must admit that when I receive a card, I never read the saying; I only read whatever the sender has written. When choosing cards to send, I prefer them to have simple sayings, nothing overly
sentimental.
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Actually I do not read cards. I buy photo cards (where you insert a photo) and write my own greetings etc. in the card…I do this for all holidays and occassions (birthdays etc.)
Works much better for us since I can never find cards that I like either the cover is horrible or cheap looking or the inside greetings are horrible or at times both of these things!


#4

I always read the sentiment when I buy a Christmas card and when I receive them. I love a message that actually says “Merry Christmas” or has a Christian sentiment rather than just “Season’s Greetings” or “Happy Holidays” or “Peace” or “Joy” or some similarly mealy-mouthed, secular pap. I haven’t sent out Christmas cards in ages but I when I did, I always sent a Nativity scene, preferably by some European painter–Flemish or Italian. After all, Christmas is about Christ’s birth. Not about snowmen.


#5

I read them when I buy them so I don’t give someone somthing stupid! But unless they are standing right next to me, I never read the printed sayings. I’m more interested in what the sender has to say.


#6

I read what I buy, because I buy them in those big bulk boxes of assorted, and try to match the sentiment to the person…If I don’t have time to make my own.


#7

I go by the picture, because I buy blank cards and write a mini-letter to each person. I start in November, write a few each night, and mail them timed to arrive after Christmas, not before, to continue the season.


#8

[quote=puzzleannie]I go by the picture, because I buy blank cards and write a mini-letter to each person. I start in November, write a few each night, and mail them timed to arrive after Christmas, not before, to continue the season.
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Woohoo! Finally a good excuse to mail Christmas cards late :smiley:


#9

[quote=Aurelia]When shopping for Christmas cards, do the sentiments expressed on the inside influence whether or not you’ll buy the card? And do you actually read the sayings on the cards people send you?
I must admit that when I receive a card, I never read the saying; I only read whatever the sender has written. When choosing cards to send, I prefer them to have simple sayings, nothing overly
sentimental.
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That’s interesting, I never thought of that until I read what you wrote. When I purchase Christmas cards I do read the saying printed there to see if it is appropriate…but I do look at the design and picture of the card as well.

But, when I receive cards I do NOT read the sayings. I always look for a personal note or a paragraph or two that was written by the sender. That always makes a card meaningful to me…that personal contact.


#10

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