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#16    spud the mackem

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 11:06 PM

View PostAquilaChrysaetos, on 02 December 2012 - 10:28 PM, said:

Well, there's this new hip thing out now called email...

And guess what, it's free!!
   You are quite right but I guess I can't E-Mail a couple of elderly Aunts who are still living in the Bronze Age. As far as they are concerned a computer is a thing that adds up quickly, but often gets things wrong..!! like I dont know why you want one of them new fangled things when you can do just as well with a pencil and paper...

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 11:15 PM

Yeah, well I'm sorta just being a smart aleck and sorta not. ;)

Ironically for me it's harder to learn how to get the postage address and what not on a letter than to just make and send an Ecard.

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 11:29 PM

View PostAquilaChrysaetos, on 02 December 2012 - 10:28 PM, said:

Well, there's this new hip thing out now called email...

And guess what, it's free!!
Right, but I'll take a box of cards, a pen and my address book any day over sending Christmas wishes by email. It's much more personal I think.

View Postspud the mackem, on 02 December 2012 - 11:06 PM, said:

You are quite right but I guess I can't E-Mail a couple of elderly Aunts who are still living in the Bronze Age. As far as they are concerned a computer is a thing that adds up quickly, but often gets things wrong..!! like I dont know why you want one of them new fangled things when you can do just as well with a pencil and paper...
Same here and when you think about it, we send Christmas cards just once a year. A little bit of effort to make them more personal doesn't hurt and it can mean a lot to the recipient whether they have a computer or not.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 08:21 AM

These stamps are even worse than football tops...
What would be a real rip off are the ones depicting the queen.
Discretion though would be required if they had some kind of meaning.
You can't though post a stamp without any package or card...
That would defeat the whole purpose of them unless you fancy stamp collecting.
It would be okay if you had some ready made envelopes so buying a stamp won't be a hardship.
Cards are easy but parcels and packages are a completely different thing.
I know this might sound a cop-out but here's a little tip...
Why don't you send vouchers instead. All you have to do is pop them in an envelope and send them off.
Btw I think birthdays are more important than Xmas in the grand scheme of things.
It's all a matter of opinion because some people treat them both equally.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 02:41 PM

View PostWalnut Whip, on 03 December 2012 - 08:21 AM, said:

These stamps are even worse than football tops...
What would be a real rip off are the ones depicting the queen.
Discretion though would be required if they had some kind of meaning.
You can't though post a stamp without any package or card...
That would defeat the whole purpose of them unless you fancy stamp collecting.
It would be okay if you had some ready made envelopes so buying a stamp won't be a hardship.
Cards are easy but parcels and packages are a completely different thing.
I know this might sound a cop-out but here's a little tip...
Why don't you send vouchers instead. All you have to do is pop them in an envelope and send them off.
Btw I think birthdays are more important than Xmas in the grand scheme of things.
It's all a matter of opinion because some people treat them both equally.
I always ask for the Christmas edition stamps to put on my cards, they're more festive and don't have the queen's head on them, not that I mind as the usual stamps do.

I send birthday cards by mail too. The only difference is some of the Christmas cards are sent to people who I don't have any communication with the rest of the year. All the more reason to make them more personal. One friend of mine prints out the address labels for the envelopes and another print out for the inside of the cards. I know it saves time but I don't like it, it's too impersonal I think and it would be nice if she'd just written a few words instead.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 06:05 PM

View PostStill Waters, on 03 December 2012 - 02:41 PM, said:

I always ask for the Christmas edition stamps to put on my cards, they're more festive and don't have the queen's head on them, not that I mind as the usual stamps do.

I send birthday cards by mail too. The only difference is some of the Christmas cards are sent to people who I don't have any communication with the rest of the year. All the more reason to make them more personal. One friend of mine prints out the address labels for the envelopes and another print out for the inside of the cards. I know it saves time but I don't like it, it's too impersonal I think and it would be nice if she'd just written a few words instead.
  Yes I'm with you on this as written words are more personal and it shows the recipient you have taken the time to think about them. For special friends  I usually do calligraphy.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 06:15 PM


  Bought 30 stamps for £15.00 ($23.00) 2nd class, and 30 Xmas cards for £7-50 ($10.25), = £22.50 ($33.25) I,m beginning to think that Xmas is a commercialised Rip-off.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 08:37 PM

View PostStill Waters, on 03 December 2012 - 02:41 PM, said:


I always ask for the Christmas edition stamps to put on my cards, they're more festive and don't have the queen's head on them, not that I mind as the usual stamps do.

I send birthday cards by mail too. The only difference is some of the Christmas cards are sent to people who I don't have any communication with the rest of the year. All the more reason to make them more personal. One friend of mine prints out the address labels for the envelopes and another print out for the inside of the cards. I know it saves time but I don't like it, it's too impersonal I think and it would be nice if she'd just written a few words instead.
I'm lucky that the majority of my friends and relatives live in my general area.
However my brother and sister-in law are living in Sutton Coldfield which seems an eternity away.
So it's always a priority to send them something for both their birthdays and Xmas.
Tbh I don't matter what stamps are on offer that week.
I do sometimes get a chance to hand-deliver them myself but that's only if I'm not getting in the way.
I'm getting sick of vouchers so I'm going to plump for a package this Xmas.
Sometimes you have to go the extra yard for your loved ones.
Btw my aunt for my 40th birthday actually designed a card without a printer and price tag.
A clever way of recycling paper if I say so myself.

Edited by Walnut Whip, 03 December 2012 - 08:47 PM.

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