We got our first Christmas Card from my grandma Kirby last week. I normally get a handful and I think it's a nice way to keep in touch. I like to send pictures in mine and I'm getting mine ready right now. My holiday pictures are normally filled with my animals but this year I have 2 step sons, a wonderful man and of course, my baby girl Sierra. We are having such a wonderful holiday season so far.
For anyone who does send me cards there is one sure way to ensure I will keep it forever... make sure the card has a dog on it. :-) I keep all cards with dogs on them and scrapbook it. I will keep letters and pictures out of them, but I got it in my head awhile back to learn how to declutter and so now it's habit. I also may make little boxes out of the cards I don't keep. My guy hangs his cards on his blinds so that along with the candy canes we got are hanging there.
I love getting cards and just seeing how people have been over the past year and what they have been up to. I now get electronic cards by email and that's ok too. I will print some of them out. Just keep in touch with your families!! :-)