Christmas card is a staple item that is exchanged between friends and families but this woman is clarifying why she doesn't want them from others.
It is almost like a custom for Americans to exchange greeting cards on every important occasion, especially during the Christmas holidays. These cards are full of words of blessings and well-wishes from the loved ones. However, Chanci, a hairstylist, has no special feelings for the stack of colorful holiday cards she receives every year. Chanci—who goes by @allstyleschanceculp on TikTok—made a video about throwing away all the holiday cards in the bin and sparked a debate in the comment section.
"I was going to tell you since it's going to be Christmas. Don't send me a Christmas card. I'm going to throw that in the trash," Chanci begins in her viral video, revealing how she finds them cute, but they create a lot of clutter at the end of the day. "I'm going to look at it. And Melissa, I'm sorry, you didn't know, I'm just telling you now, and y'all are all dressed for the occasion and y'all look precious. I'm about to throw it in the garbage. I can't have that clutter lying around here, you know what I'm saying."
"Send me a digital picture. And say, 'Merry Christmas' — No, don't do that either," she says and suggests an alternative. "Don't worry about it. I'll see y'all, you know? I'll see y'all. Don't send me no card." Chanci might have sweetly presented her opinion, but the internet had a complex reaction. @kellyperry17 wrote, "I punch a hole in the corner of all the photo cards I get and put them on a gold ring so it's like a coffee table flip through kinda book."
@sum.flower quipped, "I spent a lot of money this year on the cards with our pictures. I hope no one is throwing them away." @mamiecole24 asked, "What's your secret? Because I feel like I will hurt the pictures' feelings if I toss them, so have a Rubbermaid full of cards from the last 15 years." @brandimichelle525 wondered, "I'm the same way. What am I supposed to do with a bunch of cards every year? What am I supposed to do with them?" @shutterbug771 added, "Once I gave my coworker a card he read it right then and threw it straight in the garbage right in front of me. I said you could have at least waited."
While Chanci might be saying no to Christmas cards, Loren Rosko—who goes by @lorenrosko on TikTok—is totally against gifting family members material gifts during the holidays. Rosko plans on investing their money into something more significant for each other and other family members of the house. "I don't do Christmas gifts. My husband, my family, we just don't do it. So, I'm gonna tell you why and what we do instead," Rosko explained. She shared that rather than waiting until Christmas or their birthdays, they usually purchase anything they need or desire throughout the year.
Rosko and her husband decided to spend their money to have pleasant experiences and make memories instead of hoarding materialistic gifts. They believed that the true meaning of Christmas was all about spending time with loved ones and attending family get-togethers and outings. "I have three nephews, and when I ask them what they want for Christmas, they just want those video game gift cards. The main reason we stopped giving gifts to the other adults in our family is because there's so much stress trying to figure out what you wanna get someone for Christmas and you end up spending all this money," she concluded.