Should people who don't celebrate xmas still send out holiday cards?
December 10, 2012 7:58 PM Subscribe
Are you a member of a religion that doesn't celebrate Christmas? (I'm not
looking at you, atheist with a christmas tree.) Do most of your friends celebrate christmas? Do you send out holiday/christmas/seasons greetings cards?? Alternatively, do you celebrate christmas and have friends who don't celebrate because they subscribe to another religion/culture?
posted by Kololo to human relations (46 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Every single year, i get thrown for a loop when i open my mail and find holiday cards from friends. I always think "aww that's so nice, i never send cards, SHIT its probably too late to send out cards!?". Holiday cards just aren't part of the seasonal tradition for Jewish people (at least in the community where i've grown up), whether they are religious or not (i am not), and so it just never occurs to me to do it. Until (like today) i open my mailbox to find three cards from friends.
1. Non-xmas-celebraters: Do you send out cards to your friends that do celebrate??
2. As the xmas-celebrating friend of a Jew/Muslim/Hindu/Buddhist etc, if you send those friends holiday cards, do you expect one back? Do you get cards from those friends? Does it irk you to not get one, or do you think "so and so is Muslim/Jewish etc, of course they don't send holiday cards!"
I've got nothing against the idea of sending cards, i'm just trying to figure out if i should feel that i should.