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To Whom it May Concern? Advice on addressing holiday cards

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By TRACEE M HERBAUGH

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Advice on addressing holiday cards

My advice is to skip this nonsense. Do more to stay in touch with people you care about ALL YEAR.

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My advice is to skip this nonsense. Do more to stay in touch with people you care about ALL YEAR.

Indeed. Whilst it's nice to receive cards from family and friends, nothing beats regular correspondence or face-to-face time.

Of course, as the years slip away and the distance widens, it's not always possible. Sometimes it's awkward to rejuvenate long dormant friendships. So, this time of year is always a good excuse to get in touch.

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@Toasted I think any time of the year is a good excuse to get in touch. Why limit it to only a month and a half?

Jan.7 is actually way better than Dec.7 in any given year to get in touch, it's 11 months earlier. There are only so many months left in anyone's life.

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There is a big difference in cultures between what happens here and what happens in the west. There is no tradition to send cards when on vacation, or for birthdays, or valentine's day. There are no Christmas cards. There are no easter cards.

On that my mother always bought her boxes of Christmas cards in January after it was over.

The only two occasions are for the hot summer months and for the new year. The cards for new year are important and can help maintain distant relationships. We usually send out about 100 of them. We also send out the summer cards.

There is the story that if a death happens in the family instead of sending new year cards they send a card saying why they can't send a card.

We have ignored that and just send the new year cards even when there's a death.

The other important point, people rarely write anymore. Now it's text messages and emails.

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@Toasted I think any time of the year is a good excuse to get in touch. Why limit it to only a month and a half?

I wouldn't limit it at all. Just saying that for those who haven't, Xmas is a good time to re-establish any broken or forgotten links to family and friends.

There are only so many months left in anyone's life.

That is very true. As we get older, we realize that time is precious.

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Dec 23,is not a holiday this year, so do not think you have the day off

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