Blogmas Day 6: Christmas Cards

I love greeting cards. I love looking at them. I love collecting them.
And most of all, I love giving them!  Christmas time is the best time for a greeting card fiend like me (ecards just don’t hack it!).

Every year I go on a hunt for boxed Christmas cards to give out to co-workers, recently I’ve been buying the blank ones that come in assortment of prints – this year I scored this cute set:

I also love owls and somehow I ended with 2 boxes of owl themed cards:
I haven’t even given out the one on the left yet which I’ve dubbed the “serious Christmas owl” – I mainly got it for the fancy box (I got this during a Boxing Day 50% off sale):

This is the newest addition to my collection – Santa and Rudolph are cut-outs hanging from a swing! – a design from MoMa that I found at Marshalls:

I try to get some with more traditional messages on them like the one on the left… but last year I bought this Gingerbread Zombie one to give to the SO… an entire box of them since they weren’t sold singularly.  No one else I know watches the Walking Dead so now I’m left with 9 extra Gingerbread Zombie cards. If anyone wants me to mail them a Gingerbread Zombie Christmas card, send me an email! 😀

And I also save cards that I’ve received and the SO also does the same (mostly because I round up all the cards and put them in a shoe box!)  Here are some we’ve given each other (we have a thing: cards with cats on them – we don’t even HAVE a cat!):

And this is one I gave to the SO a couple of years ago:

Are you into Christmas greeting cards? Have you sent out cards this year yet?

Be sure to check out the rest of the Babes in Blogland for their Blogmas posts today:
♥ Ingrid of Curly.Spring.Blossom
♥ Sharon of Sharon Beauty Prime
♥ Kaily of Hello Kaily

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35 thoughts on “Blogmas Day 6: Christmas Cards

  1. I just bought the last of my Christmas cards today! Barnes and Noble had a fantastic set of great white owl Christmas cards and I’m a sucker for the laser cut cards.
    My grandmother and her sister would send the same card back and forth to each other every week adding a little note every time and then they would get a new card at Christmas and start all over again. I love that, I think it’s such a cute little ritual.

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    1. OH that’s absolutely PRECIOUS! I do think snail mail is a lost art. I love sending mail… and of course, receiving them too! 🙂 I’ve seen a bunch of nice laser cut cards this year too but I had to rein myself in…

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      1. Back in my day (dang kids, get off my lawn!) we always had pen pals when we were little. It was awesome! There’s a post card exchange program that I’ve considered on occasion. I just love the romance of letters and cards 🙂

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  2. Love this time of year when all the Christmas cards come out and we get to see all the prettiness in stores. The boxed ones are especially appealing, but I usually don’t have enough people to write cards to to justify getting a whole box. Papyrus is my favourite…every card is gorgeous, but the cards there are SO expensive!

    Love the ones you have in your post, especially the last one!

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  3. I love sending and receiving Christmas cards but it appears to becoming a lost art, at least amongst my family and friends. I definitely noticed a difference when Canada Post raised their cost per stamp to $1. Damn them!

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