ecards and thoughtless gift giving

ecards and thoughtless gift giving

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get some

Canton, GA

#1 Dec 24, 2008
Am I the only person who thinks e-cards are the laziest and most thoughtless holiday greeting?
What happened to pretty Christmas cards being sent in the mail? I love receiving cards in the mail from friends and family near and far. I won't open e-cards.

Thoughtless gifts: Someone said it is the thought that counts, but I seriously doubt people "think" when buying gifts. I look for unique gifts and things that the person would actually use and like. I see and listen to what people like and remember that at Christmas.
I get things from people that are of no use. I donate them to charity or throw some of it out.
Calling 1-800 numbers and having Hickory Farms or Harry & David 'crap" delivered with a card signed by a stranger is thoughtless and lazy. I'd rather have a bag of pretty pine cones from someone's yard. Homemade cookies. A homemade pot holder. A child's drawing. A hug from a friend.

Dear Jesus, people have forgotten what Christmas is all about.
Georgia Peach

AOL

#3 Dec 24, 2008
Betsy wrote:
We do not exchange gifts with my side of the family, we put a pot together of what we would have spent and do something for a family in need. Not out in the open, they never know where it comes from. That excites me every year more then anything. When my parents are gone, I will carry it on, and I hope I raise my kids up to do the same.
That is nice. I'd rather give to people in need.

I agree that ecards are a terrible way to communicate with friends and loved ones.
youmustbekidding

Windham, ME

#4 Dec 24, 2008
get some wrote:
Am I the only person who thinks e-cards are the laziest and most thoughtless holiday greeting?
What happened to pretty Christmas cards being sent in the mail? I love receiving cards in the mail from friends and family near and far. I won't open e-cards.
Thoughtless gifts: Someone said it is the thought that counts, but I seriously doubt people "think" when buying gifts. I look for unique gifts and things that the person would actually use and like. I see and listen to what people like and remember that at Christmas.
I get things from people that are of no use. I donate them to charity or throw some of it out.
Calling 1-800 numbers and having Hickory Farms or Harry & David 'crap" delivered with a card signed by a stranger is thoughtless and lazy. I'd rather have a bag of pretty pine cones from someone's yard. Homemade cookies. A homemade pot holder. A child's drawing. A hug from a friend.
Dear Jesus, people have forgotten what Christmas is all about.
I'm not sure you're the only one, but if not then there are even more thoughtless folks out there than I thought. Did it ever occur to you that with stamps being .42 cents now and that doesn't include the cost of the cards that people are trying to cut back just to survive? And thoughtless gifts???? Perhaps people are buying you what they can...it is the thought that counts...these people thought enough of you to even take the time and spend hard earned money to buy you a gift for you to turn around and be ungrateful for it? And now...some people are working two jobs just to make ends meet so when are they supposed to have the time to make these homemade gifts you think would be better.

Thinking like yours it was has happened to Christmas in the first place....christmas isn't about the gifts no matter how big or small. It's about love and kindness and caring...which your post showed little of. My prayer for you this Christmas is that your heart would be opened to what the true meaning of Christmas is.
Joe Walsh

Dahlonega, GA

#5 Dec 24, 2008
could be worse. you could not be thought of at all.
lulu

Dawsonville, GA

#6 Dec 24, 2008
Joe Walsh wrote:
could be worse. you could not be thought of at all.
is THAT the reason for your obsession...no one thinks of you at all...poor you...i'm thinking of you right now...not gonna say what, but i'm thinking...LMAO
well

Homer, GA

#7 Dec 24, 2008
lulu wrote:
<quoted text>is THAT the reason for your obsession...no one thinks of you at all...poor you...i'm thinking of you right now...not gonna say what, but i'm thinking...LMAO
lulu who's stalking who now? JW posted here first unless you are the one to start this thread.
lulu

Dawsonville, GA

#8 Dec 24, 2008
well wrote:
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lulu who's stalking who now? JW posted here first unless you are the one to start this thread.
MAYBE ITS TIME TO TURN THE TIDE...WHAT DO YA THINK...ahhh, who cares what you think ~!!!!!
lulu screwloose

Texarkana, TX

#9 Dec 24, 2008
ecards are fine by me - shows someone was thinking of ya. most people walk around looking for reasons to be upset. i say merry christmas instead.
ohsotrue

Canton, GA

#10 Dec 24, 2008
I understand wanting to send or make special things for all those in our lives, but all that takes alot of money these days.. even making cookies can cost upwords of $100 and not go that far... then there's the cost of stamps, do the math... So, giving an e-card that you pick out is better than nothing, which is what most of us can afford these days.

MERRY CHIRSTMAS AND A VERY PROPSEROUS NEW YEAR!!
ohsotrue

Canton, GA

#11 Dec 24, 2008
getsome, I feel sorry for you that you feel so entitled to some sort of special treatment. Not everyone lives in your economic world. I'm certain your friends that took their time to pick out and specialize an e-card for YOU, will be overjoyed to know that you don't think there time is worth your time or there thoughts are worthy of .....well I think now they know what kind of a friend you are, NOT
Merry Christmas to all of "getsome"'s cyber friends, perhaps lessons can be learned
Caffeinated

Des Plaines, IL

#12 Dec 24, 2008
get some wrote:
Am I the only person who thinks e-cards are the laziest and most thoughtless holiday greeting?
What happened to pretty Christmas cards being sent in the mail? I love receiving cards in the mail from friends and family near and far. I won't open e-cards.
Thoughtless gifts: Someone said it is the thought that counts, but I seriously doubt people "think" when buying gifts. I look for unique gifts and things that the person would actually use and like. I see and listen to what people like and remember that at Christmas.
I get things from people that are of no use. I donate them to charity or throw some of it out.
Calling 1-800 numbers and having Hickory Farms or Harry & David 'crap" delivered with a card signed by a stranger is thoughtless and lazy. I'd rather have a bag of pretty pine cones from someone's yard. Homemade cookies. A homemade pot holder. A child's drawing. A hug from a friend.
Dear Jesus, people have forgotten what Christmas is all about.
Yes...it's about Jesus...not gifts or cards.
Caffeinated

Des Plaines, IL

#13 Dec 24, 2008
Our country has been over commercialized, which has taken the joy right out of Christmas. People feel pressured to buy gifts although most people no longer have the time or money.

How nice it would be if our country got back some of it's original values: God, family and true friendship.
Caffeinated

Des Plaines, IL

#14 Dec 24, 2008
I'm almost happy that our country is in a recession. It will force us to pull our heads out of our butts and see what is really important.
Caffeinated

Des Plaines, IL

#16 Dec 24, 2008
What?
Caffeinated

Des Plaines, IL

#18 Dec 24, 2008
lulu wrote:
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Are you blind and retarded.... U said merry xmas you heffer, you know COW moo moo
I have a sudden craving for cafe latte...
Caffeinated

Des Plaines, IL

#20 Dec 25, 2008
What I need, is to run around the block about 500 times. I am not the slightest bit tired right now.
youmustbekidding

United States

#21 Dec 25, 2008
lulu wrote:
<quoted text>is THAT the reason for your obsession...no one thinks of you at all...poor you...i'm thinking of you right now...not gonna say what, but i'm thinking...LMAO
lulu why do you insist on being such a pompus ass and ruining a perfectly good thread and discussion by bringing your stupid and often vulgur comments. You talk about your grandchilren on here all the time and how much you care for them yet you continue to set a poor example for them!Have you not noticed that there are VERY few on topix that actually like talking to you and those are either in your same "mind set" or it's just you changing your screen name to make people think you're popular! sad....sad....sad.
Good idea

Canton, GA

#22 Dec 25, 2008
I totally agree with the original poster that ecards are not personal. Not all people are suffering the financial downturn. Several didn't read what the person said. They would rather have something homemade or simple than a gift that is just a gift to fulfill an obligation.
I know exactly what the poster is saying and I agree.
Good idea

Canton, GA

#23 Dec 25, 2008
Ignore lulu. She taints every discussion.
Those of you who pay attention to her cause her to continue her insults and trash-talk.

IGNORE LULU. DON'T RESPOND TO HER!
lulu

Dawsonville, GA

#24 Dec 25, 2008
Caffeinated wrote:
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I have a sudden craving for cafe latte...
whip up one for me, too , caffiene...bethelem lulu is in rare form last night...seems to have a major problem with drugs/ and or/ alcohol...merry christmas...always look for the ip address...

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