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I wrote about mishloach manos in terms of halacha and practice a few years back in this post: http://kallahmagazine.blogspot.com/2008/03/thoughts-on-mishloach-manos.html For those of you who get overwhelmed by the prospect of sending something to everyone you know, consider sending only to one person according to the halachic requirement and sending the others a card from a tzedaka of your choice to show that you are thinking of them, too. Many organizations offer them now. If you don't have a favorite of your own , here's one: You can help needy families in Israel celebrate Purim by purchasing cards from Yad Eliezer. *Cards are available in English and Hebrew, cost $3 or 10NIS each, and come with envelopes.* http://www.yadeliezer.org/llp12 for Purim Card and or donations