Today’s 98.3 TRY Social Dilemma: What’s the Point of Printed Family Christmas Cards?

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ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Today’s 98.3 TRY Social Dilemma came from Melissa. It’s about Christmas cards. Here’s her email:

Hi Jaime.

I have a real Christmas pet peeve and I hope you’ll talk about it for your social dilemma. I love making out Christmas cards, putting a special and personal message in each card I send. Granted I send less now than I used to but I do still send them. Here’s my pet peeve. Getting Family Photo Christmas cards with absolutely nothing written on them. It’s just a picture of the family or the dog or cat, with the family name printed on it, shoved in an envelope and sent out. What’s the point. I don’t need pictures of everyone. I have pictures of everyone. A nice personal note of Christmas joy would be nice. But instead I get these very impersonal cards. I say don’t bother sending anything if that’s all you’ve got. My husband says I’m being a Scrooge but I say that the people who send those cards are. What do you think? Don’t you think the personal touch is better?

Thanks Jaime

~ Melissa.

Well, I have to disagree with Melissa on this one. Don’t get me wrong, I do love getting a personal message in Christmas cards, but I also love seeing pictures of my family and friends. I even hang them in the house through the holiday season and it’s like they’re there with me. So while I understand Melissa’s point, I’m a fan of the picture Christmas card.

What about you? Do you think they’re too impersonal, or do you like them? Let us know on the NEWS10 Facebook page or let Jaime know on the TRY Facebook page.

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