A comment on another thread got me thinking. Who do you send Christmas cards to? As a child we never sent cards to people we lived with, so I have continued that tradition with my family. However my husband's family always send cards to people in the same house, usually special personalised ones with 'sister' or whatever on them. Seems a waste of money to me. Do you send many cards these days? My children gave them to friends when they were young but none send them now they are adults. In recent years, when still working I found many staff no longer sent cards. Often SMT would put a general one up on the staff notice board explaining that they were not sending cards but donating to charity instead. I send to friends and relatives, and a couple of neighbours, but always include a letter to those relatives I rarely see these days, otherwise what is the point of a card? Admittedly, I write a general letter on the computer and then personalise it to save time. I think it is nice to send and receive newsy letters though I confess I rarely send letters at any other time of the year. Sadly, I write fewer each year as many are elderly and are gradually passing away. My first HOD died last year aged 94. I realised we had been corresponding for 34 years without ever actually meeting up as I moved away from the area, but she was such a fantastic, humorous person that it was lovely to keep in touch once a year. My husband sends cards he has made with Christmassy cartoons on them to his personal friends which people enjoy. Again he writes a few lines to those who are ex colleagues who he sees occasionally. How about you?