Ok, not baby-shower related, but an etiquette question. For Christmas cards, how important is it to hand address the envelopes and write a personal message in each one?
I used to buy folded cards and handwrite a personal message inside each one. In recent years, however, almost all of my family and friends have been sending the pre-printed photo cards with no personal message, and I have started doing this as well. I do still hand address the envelopes, but I am tempted to get them printed this year to save time. I would never, ever do this for thank you notes (definitely hand wrote and addressed thnak yous to each person who generously gave us baby gifts when DD was born), but this feels like a gray area to me. I probably won't do it, as I lean towards it being tacky, but I am curious as to what others think:
"I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I've bought a big bat. I'm all ready, you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!" - Dr. Seuss