Christmas wouldn't be christmas on the isles if you wouldn't receive a more or less cute or stylish card from what seems like anyone you ever met in your life (and sometimes not even that).
Those trophees get displayed on the window sills, chimneys or on seasonal washing lines and the whole thing goes that far that some shops are putting up recycling boxes only for christmas cards! But at least your christmas deko is sorted just with opening your post every day, hehe..
I´m really happy that the card sending tradition is still kept alive here and I just love receiving cards which where clearly picked matching them with my personality. The only thing I enjoy even more is browsing through endless shelves taking ages to decide on the right card to send.
Why did this tradition get so out of fashion in Germany (at least amongst the people I know)?
It can´t be mistrust in the mail services, they are as crappy here as they are there. Why is it acceptable in Germany to send an email or a text to say "Happy Birthday"? Who thinks of all the stamp collectors not getting any new ones anymore?
Maybe I´m old-fashioned as I always like to have something "real" to keep so I can find it again later and remember the occasion it was sent for. I love England for the possibility of buying a birthday card with the picture of a hedgehog ( for my hedgehog loving mother-in-law) without any troubles.
1:0 for England!