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    Do you send greeting cards (i.e. Christmas or Birthday) with no money inside?

    Never. The relatives, family or friends would be insulted if they opened a card from me and found no money inside so I always include money even if only $20.

    #2
    You must be rich!

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      #3
      I wish I was rich. The people I know expect to receive money.

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        #4
        Always send them without money - Our list for Christmas cards is 50+ and I'm not sending money to my friends, Aunts/Uncles for Christmas.

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          #5
          I stopped sending cards at all except to some elderly people on my list who don't have much in the way of family and friends. I don't have anybody who expects money in a card.

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            #6
            All my greeting cards (and now picture cards) never, ever had any money inside. When I give money (as in cash) is usually face-to-face (which I do sometimes put into a card).

            I'd feel funny getting a Christmas card in the mail with cash inside.

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              #7
              One thing I'm very happy about is the demise of emailed Christmas cards that seemed so popular 15-17 years ago. I hated them. now people have reverted to sending cards by USPS again (yeah!).... except most is just a picture (and not a card) so they don't stand up well for displaying.

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                  #9
                  Only one person sends a card with money to us, and that is just a few bucks for my daughter. We don't expect it, and most people send the picture cards now. We don't send out cards, and I would never think to add money to one.

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                    #10
                    We don't really send greeting cards normally, though we have (and likely will) occasionally. Never included money in them ourselves.

                    However, my grandmother does, and much to her detriment.... She devotedly sends birthday and Christmas cards to all of her kids & grandkids, each with money inside. It used to be that it was $1 per year of your age at birthdays, and some set amount for Christmas. Her husband died in the last year, and she's operating on a much lower budget now, and yet she insists on sending the cards/cash to everyone, though now each time it includes a small note apologizing that it's not her traditional amount, saying something to the effect of her "reduced means". It's awful and I feel bad that she persists in it, but she refuses to change.
                    "Praestantia per minutus" ... "Acta non verba"

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by kork13 View Post
                      We don't really send greeting cards normally, though we have (and likely will) occasionally. Never included money in them ourselves.

                      However, my grandmother does, and much to her detriment.... She devotedly sends birthday and Christmas cards to all of her kids & grandkids, each with money inside. It used to be that it was $1 per year of your age at birthdays, and some set amount for Christmas. Her husband died in the last year, and she's operating on a much lower budget now, and yet she insists on sending the cards/cash to everyone, though now each time it includes a small note apologizing that it's not her traditional amount, saying something to the effect of her "reduced means". It's awful and I feel bad that she persists in it, but she refuses to change.
                      Silently help her buy supplying she with the money? Would she accept that? Tactfully inform her that you have everything you'd want materially and really just want to read her messages in the card. Oh invite her over? Then she won't have a reason to send you a card.

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