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  • Danniella
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    Originally posted by George 1978 View Post
    The postman came today and I am pleased to say that I had four lovely Christmas cards in the post from two relatives, a friend, and even somewhere where I went when in holiday - I just hope that all the other Christmas cards I receive will be from those who are passionate about Christmas and other people (such as myself), and that what happened last week is in the past.
    My postman came today and brought my fuel bill :-0
    Still no Christmas cards for me George but i live in hope! ☺

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  • George 1978
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    I think that because I live on my own, I am obviously not going to receive as many cards as a family address would, which is why it is special when someone sends me one in the post.

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  • George 1978
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    My own late father (who had been married twice) had seven kids, and so I have six siblings - incidentally, one of them was one of the people who sent me a Christmas card in the post yesterday.

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  • Danniella
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    Originally posted by victorbrunswick View Post
    In terms of blood relatives I have a very small family. The only Christmas card I receive is from the son of one of my cousins whom I've never met. 😛
    I'm the opposite, my late father had 15 siblings, so i have tons of cousins and second cousins, there's loads I've never met and probably never will.

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  • amethyst
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    Am pleased for you George still only got 3 at the moment

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  • Danniella
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    Originally posted by George 1978 View Post
    The postman came today and I am pleased to say that I had four lovely Christmas cards in the post from two relatives, a friend, and even somewhere where I went when in holiday - I just hope that all the other Christmas cards I receive will be from those who are passionate about Christmas and other people (such as myself), and that what happened last week is in the past.
    That's lovely! ☺
    I haven't received any yet, i haven't sent any yet either, I'll fill some in tomorrow as it's my day off.

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  • George 1978
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    The postman came today and I am pleased to say that I had four lovely Christmas cards in the post from two relatives, a friend, and even somewhere where I went when in holiday - I just hope that all the other Christmas cards I receive will be from those who are passionate about Christmas and other people (such as myself), and that what happened last week is in the past.

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  • amethyst
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    3 so far for me

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  • George 1978
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    I have always felt that the more Christmas cards I receive, the more I feel that I am in the Christmas mood and want to celebrate it.

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  • victorbrunswick
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    In terms of blood relatives I have a very small family. The only Christmas card I receive is from the son of one of my cousins whom I've never met. 😛

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  • George 1978
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    Originally posted by tex View Post
    Not sure who this guy is or how he ended up on your christmas card list but he clearly has issues and you clearly don't need him in your circle of friends, don't let this fester George life's too short to waste time worrying about this dipstick
    I am not sure either, but I wouldn't want to hear from him again. This is the problem - letter or email correspondence is easier than "face to face" communication, although the problem is that one can never get to know the other person properly enough.

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  • George 1978
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    I would like to thank Amethyst for her PMs - I am grateful to hear from you.

    Another thing I would like to add is that I just found out today that I had sent a Christmas card to another member of the same group - and I had found out from someone who had contacted me in the post today that the person had actually died four years ago. I could have kicked myself for sending it after I had found out - there were so many people on the list hence not realising who was who. The problem is that the list of people who were members of a social group that I had was dated from 2012 and that was the final list I had received - I have dispersed of the list and got rid of it. The irony was that I used the list right up until last year without any problems - some members had told me by letter that some had moved or passed on, and I crossed them off and all that.

    This is the main problem with modern life - people move on without us even knowing about it, and we automatically assume that things have remained the same from a few years ago when obviously it things have changed. Admittedly, it had my old address in the booklet, but I would have still received post as I used the Royal Mail's redirection service for a few years after I had moved. When people move, that is usually the last you hear from them, and if one doesn't make friends too easily, it can be such a huge loss.

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  • Danniella
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    Originally posted by tex View Post
    Not sure who this guy is or how he ended up on your christmas card list but he clearly has issues and you clearly don't need him in your circle of friends, don't let this fester George life's too short to waste time worrying about this dipstick
    Well said tex! Your use of the word 'dipstick' made me giggle too!

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  • Danniella
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    Originally posted by George 1978 View Post
    I received your PM and I thank you so much for it.
    Ah you're welcome! ☺

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  • George 1978
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    Many years ago I used to think why so many people have loads of Christmas cards and I had very few, and so I used to send cards to people I know and the cards increased - I think that friendships are made that way as a result, and at this time of year, I focus a lot more on cards than presents. It's like when a speed dating event a few years ago matched me up with a woman who I didn't even tick "date" for - they must have made a mistake because she put the phone down on me, but I would have still given her the benefit of the doubt.

    At least I try and make an effort to make friends, and if you were in my shoes, you would probably say that it is very difficult.

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