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A completely futile waste of money, time and effort for absolutely everyone involved. Especially Christmas cards.
I used to think this, but actually when you can't afford to get someone a present but want them to know you are thinking of them on their birthday or whatevs, cards are good.
but a phone call, or an email, or even a letter would be far better, no?
spare the money for a gift, getting them a card is better than just not bothering at all. I suppose you could just buy some chocolates for around the same price, which is nice too.
Some people like putting cards up around the house. And I quite like reading peoples messages in cards if I go round to someone and they've got some up.
I think you're in an odd situation where your friends buy cards but they actually have something interesting to say. My interesting friends never buy cards.
i'd rather someone bought me a can of coke than a card
get them to draw a picture/handprint/painting whatever, cut it out, into letters or fun shape if you feel inclined, and stick it on some card
smash the system.
i.e. that everyone's doing this out of some perceived obligation but no-one in their right mind would want to put anyone else through the labour of visiting a card shop, picking out the least-worst option from approximately 4000 different pieces of shit, writing something impossibly boring and then having to visit the fucking POST OFFICE or buying 12 stamps from WHSmith and being harrassed into buying a 400g chocolate bar whilst you're there, and then find a post box too - all of the sake of sending it, and then the recipient looking at it for about 10 seconds, putting it up on a table somewhere and then guiltily throwing it away about three days later. Why would you do that?
michael mcintyre's getting on a bit
where he goes on about why breast cancer charities shouldn't sponsor american football? Put that on instead please. You'd have to use a pretty big picture/small font but it'd be worth it.
I am dying.
£3 for a small one. How did Clintons go bust? Mugs.
HOWEVER, I recently ordered an amazing personalised card from one of those websites for one of my Dad's customers.
She's soon to be 100 and a fervent Derby County fan, so we ordered a personalised Nottingham Forest card with her name and Happy 100th Birthday on it :D
Try to not send a child a birthday card. You cannot not do it.
okay, I think this is over now, everybody out
It's greeting card, right? Or have I been embarrassing myself for decades?
you say greetings to you chums don't you, not greeting?
and the work that goes into creating a greetings card and then marvel at the brass balls of the greeting card industry for pricing their products equivalent and sometimes higher than magazines.
that were just ancient Very Demotivational posts, complete with .jpeg distortion, printed on the front. I wish I had the gumption to start ripping people off like that, but I'm just too great a guy.
i don't liek it when it's someones birthday, so we are at the pub or something, and i'm all like 'HAPPY BIRTHDAY FRIEND X!!!!!!!!!!!! - HERE IS A PRESENTS FOR YOU AND ALSO A CARD'
and then they open the card - and it says 'HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!'
what the hell is the point of that? i have already said happy birthday to them - maybe i should email them as well, 'HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! HERE IS A CARD THAT SYAS 'HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!' INSIDE IT, AND HERE IS AN EMAIL THAT SAYS 'HAPPY BIRTHDAY' NAD HERE IS A TEXT MESSAGE THAT SAYS 'HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!' ASW ELL'
one happy birthday - that's all you need.
i still buy them tho :|
Not sent a christmas card for over 10 years and feel much better for it. That said, recently discovered The Card Factory near home which sells six generic cards for a quid, so bought a bunch of those for emergencies. They sell inferior cards at eight for a quid but no one wants to look like a cheapskate right? The WH Smith in Liverpool Street Station has the most expensive selection of cards I've ever come across - white card with a teddy bear on...four pounds please.
Not a fucking bill or a fucking reminder or a fucking fast food cunting menu or some local MP cunts latest shite!
but I know if I texted or emailed my mum to wish her a happy birthday, she'd be disappointed that I hadn't sent a card. I guess it's something you have to do if you want to stay alive.
Few beautiful words for your all time dogs.
Beats just reaching in your pocket for twenty big ones.
Words over ipad every day of the week. (cept the day your laptop goes to shit)