Perhaps this might be a good time to reiterate the "rules" about Christmas Cards? This is my take on it, and if anyone has more to add (or take away!) please feel free:
There is NO requirement to send a card to everyone on the list. You may send to some, all, or any on the list. However, we will assume that if you are new, and ask to be included, it will be because you are interested in sending at least some cards. The older members of the group will be included, and if they wish to join in, they may, but their long-time standing as friends will probably get them a card, even if they can't send any out. We in the "core" group know who we are. Please don't mistake this for "elitism" or "cliquism". It's just that some of us have been here longer. That is all.
We will feel NO guilt about this activity. Some feel comfortable sending small gifts, some postcards, some handmade cards, some personal photos, etc. Some can't afford to send overseas. Some can afford to send only a few, and will send to "special" friends. All these options, and more, are fine. NO guilt, remember? The joy in this activity is in the giving and receiving of tokens of affection and good wishes from friends, heavy accent on the giving. If it was a contest, we would say so. It's not.
This is an activity that has been going on for a few years now, between established members of the group. If you joined yesterday, and have spoken to no one in the group, or haven't made any posts yet, it's unlikely you will be added to this list. This is in no way meant to insult anyone. It's simply a reminder that we are all friends here, some very good friends, and if we don't know you, we probably won't feel comfortable giving out our personal addresses. This is simply common sense, and I hope no one takes offence at this.
That's all I can think of right now. If anyone has anything to add, please do.