Did you send Christmas cards this year?
The Sellers and Maguires have exchanged this card between their families since the 1950s. (Submitted by Frederick Seller)That's right. A card. The same Christmas card, depicting a Scotsman wearing a plaid scarf and a Tam o' Shanter, has passed back and forth between the Sellers and the Maguires since the 1950s.
The card's inscription even pokes fun at Scottish frugality:
Ye're bound tae like this bonnie cardCanadians are expected to buy 185 million Christmas and New Year's greeting cards in 2011, according to the Gift Packaging and Greeting Card Association of Canada.
For ye can see nae doot,
That though it hae been used a bit
It isna near worn oot.
In the U.S., the Greeting Card Association estimates 1.5 billion Christmas cards will be sold. That's down slightly from 2010, when the estimate was closer to 1.8 billion.
Did you send holiday cards this year? Why or why not? Do you think an end-of-year email has replaced the traditional Christmas card for good? Let us know about your Christmas card traditions.
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