Before I moved here we used to send them out every year without fail to family and friends, but I haven't done that for years now.
Cards don't seem to be a big thing here - same for birthdays. I always thought it was a nice way to keep in touch, although the ritual could be a bit taxing, especially if you were sending out more than say, 25.
Buy the card, write in it, seal it, write the address, stamp it and post it down the road. To be honest, I enjoyed the whole ritual as well as receiving them and hanging them up.
The other day I bought a birthday card for Adri and filled it in, only to find (yet again) that the envelope didn't have glue on the closure, so I had to seal it with sellotape. What the...?
I was going to post it, but since there are no post boxes anyf***ingwhere and the thought of going to the post office and queuing up was too much for one card, I just wrote "by foot" and gave it to her this morning.
What about wrapping presents? I do, but here they simply leave them in the fancy bags from the shop. Not very festive really.