BRITONS are coldly assessing the value of friends and relatives to decide what quality of Christmas card they should receive, it has emerged.
High-status individuals will be given ‘luxury’ cards, while the least worthwhile people will get flimsy ones with an uninspired picture of a robin or some holly.
Office worker Tom Logan said: “People who are a significant but unexciting part of my life, like my parents, will be getting a mid-price card with a tasteful but generic picture of baubles.
“However people I want to impress, such as my boss and my friend Emma who I fancy, will be receiving ‘stylish’ expensive art cards with 3D bits and tasteful glitter effects.
“I’ve got a pack of 50 budget cards for people I don’t care about. They’ve got a really boring picture of a fir tree, but frankly I don’t give a shit what the couple upstairs and my cousin Simon think.”
Mum-of-two Nikki Hollis said: “We only send decent cards to people who will benefit our social life, with a ‘revenge’ system for people who sent us a low-quality card last year.
“The couple who sent us an unfunny cartoon of Santa being stopped by the police have been downgraded from a photo of a fox in the snow to a Tesco card that just says ‘Happy Xmas’ in calligraphy-type writing.”