Am I obligated to send cards to everyone who sends me one?

ALBANY, NY (NEWS10) – Today’s TRY 98.3 social dilemma came from Lauren. It’s about sending holiday cards. Here is his email:

Hi Jaime, this is Lauren and I’m emailing you this morning in hopes you can discuss the whole Christmas/holiday card phenomenon going on in the modern suburb. Anyone with friends and family who has kids knows what I’m talking about. As soon as December rolls around, you start receiving holiday cards from everyone you’ve met. I recently had my first child and my husband, and I made a greeting card and sent them. But now I get cards from people I didn’t send any to and I feel compelled to order more cards and send them. Should I do this? Is it rude not to send someone a greeting card who sent me one? I get cards from parents I met at my daughter’s daycare. I didn’t know that was a thing. I have a feeling the list of cards will grow as my daughter gets older or I have more kids. What is the protocol for Christmas/holiday cards? Thank you so much Jaime ~ Lauren

I don’t think you should have to send Christmas cards. It’s my point of view. I had friends who would tell me “if I don’t get a card from so-and-so, they’re off my list”. Doesn’t sound very Christmas to me. You should send cards because you want to, not because you have to. Yet that’s what I think.

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