Post # 1
Hi Bee’s –
I love the holiday’s! I know that some people just throw holiday cards in the trash, but I love them. It’s a nice way to stay in touch with people I don’t get to see regularly, and a way of saying “I appreciate having you in my life”…at least to me.
My questions is, I sent STD’s out in September, would it be silly to send holiday cards after that? I would most likely use our e-pics.
We’ve never sent out holiday cards as a couple, because my FI’s mother always sends out holiday cards with FI included on them.
Should I talk to her about it (if) we send out holiday cards? Is it the norm for parents to continue including their engaged/married children on holiday cards? I have no opinion, just unsure.
I hope that wasn’t confusing, thanks for reading!
Post # 3
The two are unrelated so I don’t see why you can’t send an STD and a holiday car. You can also certainly send cards out as a couple. And his parents can continue to send family cards to their friends. My mother in law includes photo’s of us as a family, and usually a photo of DH and I, as well as my SIL and her husband. Remember their kids are their pride and joy, whether they are married or not, and they want their friends to see what their children have been up to.
Post # 4
@Meant2Bee: You do not need to talk to your FI’s mother before sending holiday cards. Your FI is her son, so naturally she’s going to include something about him in her holiday cards.
Holiday cards and all wedding correspondence (STDs, invitations, etc) are separate. If you want to send holiday cards, by all means, do it! 🙂 I love holiday cards and I enjoy getting them, especially from my newly engaged/married friends. Receiving cards through snail mail is one thing I hope never goes away.
I will say, if you put an e-picture on your STD, you should use a different one on your holiday cards. That way you’re not repeating anything for people who receive both. Plus your friends and family will enjoy seeing more pictures of how happy you two are.
Post # 5
Go for it! I would love to get a holiday card especially if a pic was included. I think its thoughtful and festive. In fact, I wish more people did it.
As for your MIL, its probably time that she stop including your FI. Just let her know you are sending holiday cards from both of you and you are really looking forward to starting this tradition. She could easily write “Jim, Sue & Family”. I don’t think I would specifically tell her “Don’t include Timmy’s name” but hopefully she’ll get the hint when you tell her you will be sending your own.
Post # 6
Thanks for the advice bee’s! This makes me feel much better, we have plenty of informal pictures of us that I could use. I will likely let FMIL know that I’m sending holiday cards, it doesn’t bother me if she includes just FI in her’s…although it would be nice to be included :/ I think she would appreciate the heads up.