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Date: Dec 23 2005


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I was at the bookstore the other day looking for some snazzy Christmas cards to send to my family and friends. Christmas cards are so expensive nowadays, and I can never find anything playful. I’m not into the sappy cards. So, this year I’m going to send out e-cards. They’re free and I can customize them to reflect my personality.

Kevin and I are talking about Christmas cards. Listen in.


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Kevin:  Some e-cards are not tacky. Actually, my mother sends me, actually sends me this sort of cool e-card. Like, they’re pretty classy.

Dave:  I think e-cards can be cool, not tacky. But I prefer the tacky ones.

Kevin:  Oh, you do.

Dave:  I do. I’m a real cheapskate, I don’t like to send real cards. But, if I can go on the internet and find a tacky, a tacky e-card to send, I’ll do that and I’ve done my duty.

Kevin:  Is that what you’re sending out for Christmas?

Dave:  Oh yeah.



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There are a lot of ways to keep in touch with your friends and family. Sometimes it takes too long to write emails to everyone, which is why e-cards are nice. You can create one e-card and send it to everyone to let them know you’re still alive and kickin’ and thinking about them. Here are some of my favorite e-card sites:

Blue Mountain
American Greetings
Silly E-Cards



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No card is sleazy as long as you send it with all your heart and you really mean what you say on it.Who are you to rate or evaluate others’ affection anyway?So e-card cheapskate?NO WAY!

01:54 PM Dec 26 2005 |



it’s ok, i know u guys are busy w/ X’mas..

02:54 AM Dec 24 2005 |

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