Saturday, January 03, 2009

What to do with all those Christmas cards

Christmas cards - Bah humbug. OK, so I'm a misery guts but there's a deeper point as Jeremy points out.
"Over a billion Christmas cards are now sent in the UK every year- 17 for every man, woman and child in the country. Most of them end up in the bin"
"Bearing in mind that most cards say little of any significance, and end up in the bin within days, I personally think that the greeting card culture is a bit odd. If I have something to say, surely it’s more meaningful to say it in person. To buy a card is just outsourcing our affection to Clinton’s Cards, a kind of commodified sentiment."
Do read the whole thing


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