In Indonesia, I didn’t receive a lot of Christmas cards from friends. Mostly were Christmas greetings via e-mail or text messages. Usually it was just family who gave Christmas cards, with some chocolate or wine.
Therefore, I thought it would be the same in the Netherlands but I was wrong. It turned out that giving actual Christmas cards here is a normal thing to do. With everything done with technology, for me Christmas cards were rare. I have to say, it was a pleasant surprise receiving Christmas cards the first time from my friends here in the Netherlands.