Holiday Cards- Enough with the photos already……

posted 3 years ago in Holidays
  • poll: Sick of the photo cards?????
    yes : (58 votes)
    27 %
    no : (158 votes)
    73 %
  • Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @californiabride2013:  I agree! We’re sending out Christmas cards with snowmen on them. 

     

    I might get flamed for this but I personally think some photo cards are just a way for Some couples to show off how fabulous they are. The cards are also probably just an excuse to show off the photo they’ve chosen. 

    Post # 4
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    So I totally LOVE Christmas cards. I send them every year, and I love to receive them! It’s funny you mention it, but every single card I’ve received so far this year has been a photo card. Don’t get me wrong, I love seeing my friends and family, but I kinda do know what you mean about the actual Christmas card thing. I have no idea why it’s been so excessive this year.

    Post # 5
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    Sugar bee

    I get what you’re saying because it does seem like everyone sends photo cards these days, but my tastes are the exact opposite as yours.  I love receiving the cards with photos and am more likely to hold on to it than the cards with santa and snowmen on them.  That’s just my personal preference, though.

    Post # 7
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    nothing i sent or send includs pictures, that may change when i have children….

    my mom scrapbooks and got into card making.  she made me these really cute holiday cards for me to send to a few people.

    Post # 8
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @californiabride2013:  I only like photo cards when it is the children I used to babysit/nanny for so I can see how much they have grown. 🙂

    Otherwise, don’t care for them! We send boxed cards ever year.

    Post # 9
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    Helper bee

    I really love getting christmas cards with photos… But I hate and do not send my own with a photo!!! 🙂 go figure! Maybe once I have children–I will put them on!

    Post # 10
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @californiabride2013:  And not to mention that every photo card I’ve received is from someone I’m Facebook friends with. And they all regularly post plenty of photos on their FBs. I’ve even seen them post the same photos that they used for the cards. I’d much prefer a nice family photo included in a card. That way I can hang on to the photo without it being specifically Christmas related, or odd shaped and unable to fit in a photo album.

    Post # 11
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    @californiabride2013:  I know!!! I don’t want to see 8 different pictures of people or their babies schmoozing or being cute for the camera, sprinkled with computer-generated snowflakes! Ugh! And all the strange formats people use– postcards that come in an envelope, or accordion folds to fit even MORE pictures of their toddler. . . . ?! Undecided

    My FI’s and my holiday card this year is a normal 5×7 foldover card, with a nice photograph of a scene from our land one evening when the sun was creating some pretty, wintry effects. Not a picture of us getting engaged, kissing, at a family gathering, or vacationing in some locale that will make everyone jealous. I can’t stand that holiday cards for some people have become a way to brag in photographs! 😛

    Sorry to be a grinch, everyone. . . this is a pet peeve of mine!

    Post # 12
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    Yep. I find it very irritating. One of my friends commented on her facebook profile picture that the picture is also on her Christmas card that she’s sending out this week. What’s the point of sending a picture that everyone has already seen on Facebook?

    I’ve found that this is true for all of my friends who send out photo cards. I’ve already seen the pictures on facebook. 

    Also, I feel SO BAD throwing out people’s photo cards, like crazy guilty. So everyone stop sending them. Tongue Out

    Post # 14
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    Hurumph, well I’m sending out a card with a collection of photos and if they don’t like it, they can suck it  🙂

    We only send it to close family who either aren’t on facebook or are people who would love to see any pictures that have been on facebook all over again (hello moms!).  So hopefully people won’t be irritated by it as y’all are.

    ETA: I also love receiving them.  My fridge is full of photos and other fun / funny stuff from top to bottom, and I like adding Christmas cards with photos of loved ones to the mix.

    Post # 15
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @californiabride2013:  yeah, not a fan of those. If I’m close to you, I see and comminucate with you regularly enough that I don’t need a picture. If I’m not close to you, I’m going to glance at it and throw it out. Waste of money. Same with the holiday letters telling everyone about what happened that year – if we’re close, I’d already know all your major news and wouldn’t need to read it. If we’re not close, chances are I’m not interested in your husband’s new job and your new townhouse, so I’m going to skim it (if I have time) and put it in the garbage.

    However – I do get that I am a very non-sentimental person. I’m sure there are lots of people out there who like that sort of thing.

    Post # 16
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I send a boxed style card with a picture of my son inside.  I also write (by hand!!) a message to the people the card is for.  I figure that is a good compromise. I like getting pics of people, it’s nice to see how they are doing.  I am however not a fan of the pic with no handwritten message or the 3 page typed letter detailing all the charity work and amazing things people did all year.

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