Every year I frugally plan to send Christmas cards to the friends and family I don’t see very often – and say Happy Christmas, in person, to those I do. But then the festive season arrives and I go all or nothing. Women To Look Up To is a brand that aims to shine a light on modern female role models and I’m sure I’ll be at the post office on 21 December coordinating a mass mail-out of their brilliant Christmas cards. There’s also a range of Christmas Tree Toppers: decorations of inspirational Women To Look Up To like Serena Williams, Beyonce and Hillary Clinton. Think they’re missing an Angela Merkel…

Warning: prices for the decorations start at £80.


Putting my Christmas card order in right now. What’s your Christmas card policy?


11 thoughts on “Christmas cards you’ll want to receive

  1. I’m a card sender/giver especially to neighbours and people who have helped me in some way or another. Plus I send cards to friends and family members who live abroad. Cards usually come from museum shops which I support as Friend/Member. Other acquaintances receive e-cards which I fashion from my own photographs. Always different depending on what has caught my eye and makes a strong image. These missives always lead to a string of friendly messages back. Seems people like to receive good wishes whatever form it is sent.
    Hope my email photo reached you. Tried twice over weekend and it was bounced back from [email protected]
    Good wishes for the festive season.

  2. We do cards every year – some delivered in person and others mailed. We make the cards and have them printed professionally.

    I don’t like e-cards and don’t like sending or receiving them. Yes, it’s a busy season – and I believe everyone can find time to send cards to those we care about. One way to take the pressure off is to send cards between Christmas and New Year’s with best wishes for the new year to come.

  3. I buy them from charity shops after Christmas. That way they are usually reduced in price but money is still going to a good cause. I sit down with a mince pie (or two) and a glass of brandy and write them the first Sunday of December. Then I buy the stamps next day and post them during the week. Phew. And yes they are done for this year

  4. Christmas cards should be received during the Christmas season, which begins, not ends, December 25. I mail mine right around that date. Don’t feel guilty or late if you mail them after Christmas; you are actually correct in doing so!

  5. I draw a New Year’s card every year since I know Jews, Muslims, Christians, New Agers, and totally nonreligious people. I draw the cards, depending on what I am thinking about. This year the message I am wrangling with is Hope, for the forests, for the farms, and for all of us.

  6. I buy/send Charity cards then to my very nearest & dearest cards I’ve painted myself. Not sure I’d want to receive a card with a politician’s face on…

  7. I continue to send Christmas cards to friends & family at a distance though I notice that fewer and fewer people seem to be doing that. Perhaps the cost of the cards and postage is an issue, or maybe the fact that most of us are in regular contact through social media now. We do have a number of older family members especially who don’t use the internet very much or at all though, so I also include a photocopied Christmas letter sharing the highlights of our year. I still enjoy receiving a few of those each Christmas.

  8. I made the decision a couple of years ago only to send cards to those I’m not in email contact with- which is mainly elderly relatives. The air miles ( I’m a Brit living in Australia) bothered me, as well as the cost. And now we factor in the environmental nightmare that is glitter ( which I’ve always hated anyway for aesthetic reasons) and all those trees chopped down…baa humbug! So now I buy a few charity cards, make a donation to my favourite good cause and send personal emails to the majority. And when I get emails back it means a lot more than a scrawled card – so I hope my recipients feel the same way.

  9. Very interesting idea but would tell you that these might not be that popular here in the States. Hillary Clinton is not considered by quite a large number of people here to be anything approaching honest and most certainly has not earned angel status!

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