What is the point of printed family Christmas cards?

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ALBANY, NY (NEWS10) – Today’s 98.3 TRY social dilemma came from Melissa. These are Christmas cards. Here is his email:

Hi Jaime. I have a real Christmas pet peeve and I hope you will bring it up for your social dilemma. I love creating Christmas cards, putting a special and personal message in each card I send. Admittedly, I send less now than before, but I still send some. Here is my pet peeve. Get family photo Christmas cards with nothing written on them. It’s just a photo of the family or the dog or the cat, with the family name printed on it, slipped into an envelope and sent. What’s the point. I don’t need everyone’s photos. I have photos of everyone. A nice personal note of Christmas cheer would be nice. But instead, I get these very impersonal cards. I say don’t bother sending anything if that’s all you have. My husband says I’m a Scrooge but I say the people sending these cards are. What do you think? Don’t you think the personal touch is better? Thank you I like.

~ Melissa

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

And you? Do you think they are too impersonal or do you like them? Please let me know on TRY the Facebook page.