I'd Rather Receive Nothing Than an Online Greeting Card

They’ll start soon. Those pesky online holiday greetings from business associates you may or may not know will start showing up in your Inbox. They claim to be from people who want to “reconnect” with you.


Popping a bunch of email addresses into a box and sending a generic message that makes me have to do something to get it gives me no sense of holiday cheer. They get deleted as soon as they hit my Inbox. And a similar fate happens when I receive holiday cards with only a pre-printed name and not a signature.

How do you feel? I truly would rather receive nothing than to get these things.

Peggy Duncan, Personal Productivity Expert


  1. Bernadette, thanks for your comment. Holiday wishes in a newsletter works. But I can’t get a warm feeling from a typed name (which is what I should have said in the blog…I’ll change it) …

  2. I have mixed feelings….I agree with you on the email greeting cards. I generally send my holiday wishes in my regular monthly newsletter.

    However, my heart is warmed over a bit when I get one in the mail (even if it has a preprinted signature). :)

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