Post # 1
I want to send out Christmas cards this year (think it will be fun – save one every year and as we have kids, etc. we can see how we change). I designed one on vistaprint using a wedding photo – but my husband says our wedding is over (was in July) and I shouldn’t put a wedding picture on it. One of my friends agreed – said use a picture that’s not wedding related (she suggested one of our engagement pictures which were taken over a year ago – which I thought was even worse than using a wedding picture!). We will be sending them to mostly family and some of our friends.
Post # 2
I agree with your DH and friend. I would not use a wedding picture on a Christmas card. I also wouldn’t use an engagement picture. I really only like the photo cards when they have kids and /or pets to be honest.
Post # 3
I’m not planning on using a wedding photo. We got married in May. Do you have a honeymoon picture or any other vacation ones from the time you got married until now? I like to see what people have been up to.
Post # 4
We are using a few photos from our wedding on our Holiday Card, but we also got married just a few weeks ago – so it’s more recent. I think you can do whatever you want, even if you did get married within the last year.
I love receiving cards with photos on it, and wouldn’t think any different from someone who got married in January or just recently if those were the pics they used on them.
Post # 5
The purpose of a Christmas card is to wish someone merry Christmas and let them know you’re thinking of them around the holidays. In olden times (like, before 2005) people would include a photo because well, you’re mailing something anyway, and they probably haven’t seen pics since the one you sent last year, so why not? These days most everyone is inundated with pictures of everyone else all year long. There really is no need to have a picture unless you’re sending cards to people who care enough to want a picture, but somehow don’t already have some from FB or Instagram or ones you texted them or something. Seems like those people are probably few and far between. And even for those people, you’re DH is right — don’t make it a wedding picture. That turns the whole thing from “Hey, I was thinking of you” to “Hey, look at me! ‘Member this? Wasn’t it awesome? Yeah it was!” You’ve got a ton of other pics for you to look at and see how you’ve changed — that’s not what greeting cards are for. Greeting cards are for the other person.
Post # 6
weatherbug: We plan on including a picture of us, only because of how much our daughter has changed since the beginning of the year, but other than that, I wouldn’t be normally including a picture
Post # 7
My uncle and his wife did that when they got married a few years ago (their wedding was in August), and needless to say they got a major eyeroll from everyone when we got their “Christmas” card with their wedding picture in it. But then again, all they did was talk about their wedding for ages after it was done, so needless to say we were over it by then. If you need to include a picture, please take another one. Otherwise, a pictureless Christmas card is probably better.
Post # 8
NOOO!!! I know I am in the minority here but Christmas cards with a picture of you/your kids on it makes me cringe. Christmas is not about you or your kids. Is about the birth of Christ. what happened sending a traditional card with a nativity scene? I’ll even take a Santa or a snowman. This is my rant every year. This “trend” kinda peeves me off.
Post # 9
I disagree with the above posts. I think it is YOUR Christmas card, and if you have beautiful photos from your wedding then put them on there 🙂 The point is to let people know you are thinking of them (by the way good for you for even sending some out) and if you like the wedding photos then slap one on there! Don’t feel bad- people don’t have to freakin save them forever. they’ll be up on a fridge for a couple weeks then nobody will think twice about them.
Post # 10
Personally, I enjoy photo Xmas cards. It’s something nice we can display on our fridge and usually comes from people who mean a lot to us. We live really far away from any friends or family so it’s really nice to get them. I opted to put a wedding pic on our xmas card and we were married in July. It’s a funny one that hasn’t previously been shared anywhere and it’s our first year as hubby and wife – we want to share the momentous event. Our friends and family will be happy to get a card, they aren’t going to criticize us for using a picture from a few months ago. I really don’t think it’s a big deal and have never thought poorly of cards we received in the past, pics or not.
Post # 11
Since your sending them to your family and a few friends I dont think they would be as critical as some of the posters on here….I would think its sweet if I recieved a photo xmas card from a family member recently married. It would even remind me of the wedding and make me smile. What’s the bid deal? People will either like it or not and then move on! I say do it!
Post # 12
Eh – we get photo cards and I really like it. We also send photo cards – I see them as commemorating big events from the year. We def put a wedding photo on it that year – another year, we put pictures from a big vacation, and another year a picture of us in front of our house. We don’t have kids yet, but will transition to pictures of kids.