We have our own business and I hate the politics of sending Christmas cards. We are always swamped with our 'creative' work but have to create new artwork for a card every year. It is expected because of our profession. We get some very nice responses and there are some clients who frame the cards (they are each 'original', but we create them enmasse). The last two years I didn't even open the cards I received until after I returned to work in the new year. I don't send cards to my family, the ones that I am near and dear to I call or send them presents. I have one client who sends me a card for EVERYTHING. I feel a terrible social obligation with this. I hate it. I hate sending cards. Bah humbug!