Social Etiquette and Good Manners/xmas cards


My mom passed away on Christmas day last year. My husband asked if I was sending out cards this year. I've been told I should not send cards to her siblings. I'm not sure the reason I remember my mom telling me not to send cards when one of her sisters passed. Should I send cards?

Dear Patricia,
   I can think of no reason why you should not send out cards if you wish to do so.
As the holiday coincides with this first anniversary of your shared loss,perhaps it
would be a good idea to write a line or two acknowledging this.

   I am so very sorry for your loss,
         Amanda Gamble  

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Amanda Gamble


I will answer any etiquette question you`d care to ask! I will be happy to give friendly non-judgmental advice on any situation. Certain cultures and religions that outside of my personal scope of knowledge but I usually know whom to ask when I have a question. Time specific questions may or may not get answered by your deadline.


I have been writing a daily etiquette advice column for 12 years. I have taught as well as given lectures on the subject.

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