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    Quote Originally Posted by BettyV View Post
    I used to love getting Christmas cards. In the new year I'd turn them into little gift boxes. There's lots of ways cards can be recycled.

    Op, I don't have school aged children yet so I had no idea kids were now giving gifts to classmates! I agree with pp's suggestion of sticking with cards as long as your daughter is okay with it.
    I cut them up and put them in the craft box when dd wants to do gluing

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    Okay, well I'm going to put my hand up and say I love Christmas cards. I love all the bells and whistles of Christmas and to me the cards help make it special and not just a day when kids get lots of toys.

    When I was a kid I used to love all the Christmas card giving. We used to collect all the cards we got as a family and tie them on to our trellis and I just loved it. To me that was a big part of Christmas and they formed the centrepiece of our Christmas decorations.

    At school we mostly gave out just cards. Presents were only for our 2 or 3 closest friends.

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    My kids hand out a few Christmas cards to their friends with a candy cane they enjoy doing it so I'm not going to stop them :-)
    ( they probably do between 6-8 each)

    the only people in my family I give cards to are my nephews and niece as I give them cash :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cdro View Post
    If your DD received a card from another kid and it didn't have a gift in it, would you think anything of it? I know I wouldn't. I think that if you want to just send cards, that's still a thoughtful thing to do and it might give other parents the freedom to do the same.
    im happy with my decision to just give a card and not phased what other parents do.
    Im just wondering what other people do with their kids

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    When I was a kid, we wouls get a multi pack of mini candy canes &pop one in each card. I love xmas cards, but I also love cutting out the images & using them for craft for the kids we also save envelopes to put with our pencils, & then the kids & I write pretend letters & put them in envelopes & play postman. Its a great literacy activity

    ETA - I am a teacher &if I saw kids throwing envelopes etc around,I think its a great opportunity for a 'teaching moment'.Perhps if this is a problem for PP,you could talk to the kids about xmas envelopes & the wastefulness, & either ask for suggestions as to how we could recycle them, or put out a box & ask kids to put them in so we can write letters for a literacy activity (depending on the age). I've made a post box for the classroom previously & the kids wrote letters to wach other for weeks.
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