I'll tell you, *this* years card display could use a dose of hgh supplements!
That's a shot from LAST year, and that wasn't even all the cards we ended up receiving. This year, so far, we literally have gotten like, five or six cards! What's up with that?? Either suddenly everyone hates us, or something else is going on... Is it because of the economy? Maybe between the cards themselves and the postage it's just too much? Is it because of Facebook? People post so many pictures there is seems redundant to go through the trouble of sending cards? Are people just late this year in sending out their cards? ???
I say all this as a guilty party myself. We usually have sent all our cards out long before now. The reason we haven't sent ours yet is because we did photo cards for the first time, and I didn't plan very far in advance (however, I have them in hand now and they WILL go out probably Monday...). We usually send out about 65 cards. If you know anything about my husband, you will not be surprised to know he has a whole spreadsheet for Christmas cards. Not only is it for name and address, but there are also columns to keep track of who sent us cards, so we're sure to reciprocate with those who sent us cards. We usually have a grace period of a couple of years before we cross someone "off the list", if someone didn't send us a card back, but I must admit, this year with the cost of postage plus our own need to be more financially conservative, we sort of ended the "grace period" practice. If we sent you one last year and you didn't send us one, you got "voted off the island" - sorry!! :-( (However, if someone sends us a card that we didn't send a card to, we always have some extra cards aside to send one out quickly in return.) Ya know, we just think it's nice that someone took the time to think of us and send us a card, so we like to return the sentiment.
Anyway, have you noticed you have gotten less cards this year? If so, why do you think that is? Or are we just on everyone's naughty list this year?