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Christmas Cards by geordiegirl on 19 November 2008 8:36pm
 
I got my first 2 today, 19 November. One was from a (fairly barmy) political associate, the other from the Post office, telling me all the ways I can post my Christmas stuff.

Anybody else yet?
 
Re: Christmas Cards by peripatetically on 19 November 2008 11:30pm
 
Not yet. I usually get my first card the day after Thanksgiving. So give me a week.lol. Oh, well, I do hear from the P.O. but that doesn't count as a real Christmas card. Everybody gets something from them and it's very impersonal--- about buying stamps through the mail. But I'm not that lazy yet. I bought my stamps 3 weeks ago and have written all my cards and have them on hold a while. I'm getting ready to start decorating the tree and house after tomorrow. I might be out of commission to do that next week if my ortho doc thinks I need surgery. My gifts are wrapped and stacked here and there but I still have many more to buy. Have to start early, as Kaz knows. lol

Oh, and tomorrow night I go to the Eagles concert! My second time seeing them in person. Can't wait!
 
Re: Christmas Cards by TERRY S on 20 November 2008 12:02am
 
I got a couple, too. One was from the post office, and one was from Garforth Churches giving a list of services over Christmas.
 
Re: Christmas Cards by Spursfan on 20 November 2008 10:08am
 
We had the first one last week, from a company (Robert Harrop) which makes figures (my husband collects Beano and Dandy figures - he has over 150 !).

This is the company I mean - I hoped they ould have the card online but they haven't, yet. He gets a card every year.

http://www.robertharrop.com/spage.php?id=1&;subid=1

Then on Tuesday we had the Royal Mail card that Linda talks of above, and a card from a friend.
 
Re: Christmas Cards by kazzzz on 20 November 2008 12:37pm
 
I have 5, all from London! I haven't sent any yet though although Patty's is on the table ;)
 
Re: Christmas Cards by peripatetically on 20 November 2008 12:46pm
 
Yours, Missy's, Tony's and Bert's need to be weighed yet, Kaz. I never know how much the postage will be. Our regular postage went up again this year so not sure about overseas mail.
 
Re: Christmas Cards by kazzzz on 20 November 2008 12:48pm
 
Ah ours went up this year too, even the cost of a local card went up. I bet they don't deliver em any faster for the extra money though!
 
Re: Christmas Cards by peripatetically on 20 November 2008 12:51pm
 
Defo not. But we have great mail delivery here anyway. Often get mail the same day it was mailed if within the same zipcode..
 
Re: Christmas Cards by kazzzz on 20 November 2008 12:53pm
 
The same day?? Ohh that's good service. I know in the UK they get Saturday mail deliveries, do you get them? We don't. A lot of the mail deliveriesd here are subcontracted out and sometimes you get no mail for a week then a great pile with an elaastic band around it coz they can't be bothered delivering it every day. It's disgraceful.
 
Re: Christmas Cards by peripatetically on 20 November 2008 1:00pm
 
Oh yes, Saturday delivery, and no matter the weather! Way back when I was a kid, they used to deliver on Sundays during Christmas. People sent cards in amounts unheard of today. In fact, my mother used to work at the post office during the Christmas rush because it was so needed. Helped buy us kids a bunch of toys and stuff too! : ) She really enjoyed the work though. All done by hand back then. That's when they hadn't yet invented the wheel. lol

For special situations, Sunday delivery happens too. Once I had tickets delivered on Sunday evening at the last minute for a Monday flight to Spain. I was biting my nails that they wouldn't arrive.


 
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