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    Default What happened to just a Christmas Card??

    Dd is just about to finish her first year at school and has written all her classmates a christmas card that she was going to hand out to everyone in her class.

    But this week she has come home with decorations, pencils, stickers and candy canes. All lovely gifts from her friends. What happened to just handing out a Christmas card? When did everyone start giving
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    Do you do anything special for every child in the class?

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    Default What happened to just a Christmas Card??

    My son's school banned candy canes due to the mess the wrappers made so we are back to just cards. It's great!

    Make a stand. A card is good enough.

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    At least those are things she can use.

    Christmas cards are the biggest waste to the environment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    At least those are things she can use.

    Christmas cards are the biggest waste to the environment.
    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.

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    Default What happened to just a Christmas Card??

    I remember getting/buying little gifts in primary school and that was in the 80,s!!

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    I remember getting candy canes or lollies with cards when I was a kid so not a new thing. We still put candy canes in cards.

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    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.

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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'm a school teacher and see how many just write to *insert name* from *insert name* and that's it. They're not personal messages or anything and when you have 24 kids in a class giving 23 other kids a card and that's just one class, that totals over 500 cards from one class alone, it is just a waste of trees. They get thrown away, envelopes tossed on the ground.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    I remember getting/buying little gifts in primary school and that was in the 80,s!!
    I was a child in the 80's also. We did the candy canes and cards but no other gifts

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRedV View Post
    I'm a school teacher and see how many just write to *insert name* from *insert name* and that's it. They're not personal messages or anything ....
    I don't really like that kind of Christmas card either. Feels like it's just being done because you're supposed to, rather than being genuine. It reminds me of being in the corporate world and having to send Christmas cards to all our contacts....


 

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