Post # 1
Such a busy, festive time of year that it’s easy to get distracted from Waiting- lol until you hit the Christmas Card aisle. I usually buy a box or two of standard Christmas cards to give out to co-workers, neighbours, friends etc, but for family members & SO I like to choose individual cards. What could be more fun than looking at the vast selection of gorgeous ‘husband’ cards before moving on to the token shelf of ‘Someone special’ cards?
Occasionally I might get lucky and find a ‘boyfriend’ or ‘sweetheart’ card, still not a husband card but a little better than ‘someone special’. A handful of times over the 3+ years we’ve been together, I’ve been able to find birthday or Christmas cards that have been really cute or sexy and I’ve been happy with these, but more often than not my eyes stray (either sadly or sourly depending on my mood :p) to the coveted section of husband cards. Anniversary cards are the worst.
If I really want to have a pity-party, I also look at the ones that say ‘to son and daughter in law’ ‘to brother and his wife’ because nobody buys these cards for us of course. We get standard Merry Christmas cards or- worse- (we don’t live together) separate cards. Since my SO and I are both divorced (several years ago), I’ve even thought “she got wife cards from him” and then I get mad at myself for having such silly, irrational pouty thoughts. It sometimes strikes me as bizarre that someone normally independent and smart can act like this!
Post # 2
Last year I think I got him a husband card. There was clearance on at a card store in town for Christmas cards and there are no (or very few) ‘boyfriend’ cards. He’s getting another husband card this year.
As long as you don’t think it’d freak him out to get a husband card, go for it. you could even write “boyfriend” over the husband part, if you think it’d be funny.
Post # 3
If this makes you feel better there is not many better options for a Fiance, Husband seems to be the category they recognize LOL
Post # 4
Why not have some fun with it and just get silly? DH and I occasionally go with romantic cards, but more often than not, it’s almost a competition to see who can crack the other one up more with the more random card. He once got me flowers with a happy quincinera card. Cards for the wrong holiday, cards for random relatives, cards for kids…it’s all fair game. Target has some pretty funny cards.
Post # 5
I’m thinking about getting a husband card and just crossing it out and writing boyfriend in a very tacky way just to be annoying
Post # 6
lol great humourous ideas 🙂 I don’t think I could give him an altered husband card, I don’t think I’d be able to pull doing it in a lighthearted joking manner (appealing as the idea may be), but I think in my case I’d come off as more sad than teasing. I have sometimes given him silly cards or fun cards- lol and for his birthday I got him a really naughty one in an adult store. And I do enjoy giving cards to him and our families and friends, but when I’m actually at the card store looking at cards, it’s Pity Party in Aisle 3. And yes, sway0060, there doesn’t seem to be much of a selection for ‘fiance’ either.
Post # 7
I wasn’t able to find an anniversary card at all this year! After 3 years, anything you want to talk about now falls under the “husband” category! And we just had “the talk” so of course I couldn’t get one of those so soon after or else I would freak the poor guy out lol So I went with writing a letter, and decorated it a bit myself. You could make the cover of the card a picture of you guys or a collage. It worked out in the end! I think for christmas I might do the husband card and to be funny put a sticky note over the “husband” part.
Post # 8
I had this issue while looking for a card for his 30th Birthday a couple of weeks ago. My eyes kept wandering over to the husband section.
All the ‘someone special’ cards sucked 🙁
Post # 9
futuredoctorbee: like the idea of making a card myself 🙂