I was going to post this in Holidays, but it could apply to weddings and birthdays as well, so...
If you receive a card before the actual holiday, do you open it then, or wait for the actual holiday?
If it contains a check, do you cash it before the holiday, or wait until later?
Personally, I open the card right away! Seasons greetings aren't just for one day, after all! And it's not a formal exchange of cards, just me. But if I receive a check, I think it is really rude to cash it before the holiday it was intended as a gift for. It just seems... ungrateful somehow?
What do you guys think?