Every year, I hand make my Christmas cards, and they were all mailed this morning. I usually start the process in late October, and by working a few nights each month, they are ready by the 2nd week in December. How many cards? This year I made 150. We send them to our co-workers, old high school friends, college friends, church friends, and family. Every year we make a few new friends and they get added to the list. Those we don't see or hear from (or get a card from in return) in years and years, we usually stop sending to. But, we usually try to send to everyone for several years before we update our list. You basically have to fall of the the planet for us to not send to you. I read last week in a Christmas magazine from Lowes that the average family mails 20 Christmas cards out and gets 20 in return. I guess we are weird. I love to make them, send them, and receive them though! When I get home from work, Bichon races outside to potty and it is all I can do not to step on her as I race out to the mailbox. Can you relate?