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Fewer Icelanders Send Christmas Cards

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Fewer Icelanders Send Christmas Cards

The Christmas tree in downtown Reykjavík

From Austurvöllur in Reykjavík. Photo: Zoë Robert.

Approximately 38 percent of Icelanders intended to send holiday cards to their friends and family members before Christmas this year, compared to almost 47 percent in 2015, as stated in a new MMR survey.

A total of 43.5 percent of respondents were not planning to send any cards, which is a 10.5 percent increase between years. However, 11.5 percent of respondents intended to send electronic holiday greetings this year, Vísir reports.

More women than men were planning to send cards, or 42 percent, compared to 35 percent. About 52 percent of farmers and fishermen, as well as high ranking officials, intended to send Christmas cards.

The older the respondents, the more likely they were to send cards. Students were least likely to send cards; 74 percent said they weren’t.

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