Mom is very old fashioned and has always given cards for all occasions throughout her life. Now she has dementia and lives with me so now I get to pick out all the d@mn cards and gifts for her. My brothers and their family are worthless, do nothing to help except to drop off the important cards like Mother's Day/B-day and Christmas along with a cheap gift that shows they know nothing about her. I am sick of it. I do not want to participate in the enabling of the 'fake family sentiments' anymore. I am ready to include a note from me not to expect anymore cards from Mom since I am the one having to pick them out, mail them, etc. My mom drives me crazy with these damn cards for every freakin occasion and I am at my wits end with it all. I would not mind so much if they were helping, showed up to visit, made any effort but they don't. But the world will fall apart without those phoney greeting cards!!!! I now hate greeting cards and if I never saw one again, I would be thrilled. I am not one for words or sticky sentiments, it's what you do, your actions that say the most.