Christmas Cards!

30 December 2015 by Natasha
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Some Dutch traditions for celebrating Christmas and New Year’s eve are new for me. For instance, going to the Beach for New Year in such freezing weather. However, one of it is actually giving each other Christmas cards!

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.