(Closed) Holiday Cards- Enough with the photos already……

posted 6 years ago in Holidays
  • poll: Sick of the photo cards?????
    yes : (58 votes)
    27 %
    no : (158 votes)
    73 %
  • Post # 62
    Member
    5878 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Disagree.  I have no use for your Reindeer card.  If you have kids and I don’t get to see you often, I want to see them on your xmas card.

    I do think that a picture of just an adult couple is a bit strange/self centered though.

    I personally don’t do xmas cards.  I don’t really get the point in the day and age of facebook.

     

    Post # 63
    Member
    644 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I love giving and receiving my PHOTO Christmas cards!!! 🙂

    Post # 65
    Member
    3181 posts
    Sugar bee

    I send them because they’re cheap. I got great, high quality 5×7 cards with rounded corners from Zazzle for $0.40 a piece.

    Post # 66
    Member
    5474 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I absolutely LOVE getting photo cards 🙂  Or regular cards with photos in them, but then I have no idea what to do with the picture.  I save the cards with my Christmas decorations and the following year I like to compare the kiddos pics- they grow so fast!

    We also send out photo cards- they are inexpensive and everyone seems to like seeing pictures of us from the wedding (last year) and pictures of our baby (this year) but if they hate them we haven’t heard about it.

    I’d much rather get a generic photo card than ANYTHING with glitter.  Seriously, that shit gets EVERYWHERE!  

    STOP THIS GLITTER MADNESS PLEASE!

    Post # 67
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    54 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    I am happy to hear from friends and family, no matter what kind of card it is.  It is just nice to know that people took the time to wish me a happy holidays.  Personally, we did a photo card this year and it bums me out a little to see how many people may not like it.

    Post # 68
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    164 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I’m not on Facebook, so we figured it was a good year to send a photo card.  Many of our good friends haven’t seen any pictures of our wedding (very small family affair), so they’re getting a semi-goofy shot of us.  And I make it a point to write a completely personalized note to every recipient…which is time consuming, but hopefully appreciated.

    Post # 69
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    14976 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    No way, I much rather see faces and how my friends and familys are changing and kids are growing each year than a stupid santa or reindeer or Merry Christmas in some fancy text. 

    Post # 70
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    707 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012 - Iowa

    I love giving and receiving photo cards. I don’t understand how that can is show-offy to send a photo of my family to my closest family/friends? Since I’m a designer I’d much rather custom-design a personalized card then send a generic card that multiple people send/receive already.

    I will usually cut the photos out of the photo-cards as well and save them. And I do hand-write on the back of EVERY card.

    Post # 71
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    1030 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @californiabride2013:  I love getting photo cards. I love seeing how children grow up or just seeing a picture a couple chooses to reflect them. They feel more personal to me. Anyhow, we’ve never sent out cards ourselves, but thats just my personal preference. 

    Post # 72
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    98 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Wow, just sent out our photo cards with my daughter on it… I hope the people receiving them don’t have the same mindset as you, it would really suck to have all that put to waste. However, I didn’t send them to just anybody.. we kept it only to close family such as parents, grandparents, siblings, aunts, uncles, and a few very close friends. Still, I’m shocked this is even being discussed. 

    Post # 73
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    6890 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Meh I am one of those people who send out the family picture if you don’t like my Christmas card than just throw it away.

    Op I think you just over reacting, to each their own…

    Post # 74
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    1130 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    I don’t mind getting the photo cards at all, as long as it’s just like one or two great photos of you and the family. What bothers me about the photo cards, though, is that the sender often doesn’t actually sign the card or write a message on it by hand. It’s all digital. I think that’s a little impersonal. I also like when the photos are real and down to earth, maybe even simply taken in your front room and not showing a collage of you on all the expensive vacations and things you did over the past year.

    I’m not into sending photo cards myself and probably won’t ever do it. It’s expensive. Plus I handmake all my cards out of leftover scrapbooking materials and I don’t really want to paste photos all over it. For my parents, I included a really nice photo of me and FH taken over the summer on the bank of the Danube river in Belgrade, because they will frame it. Nobody else gets that picture. If people want to see it, they can look it up on Facebook.

    Post # 76
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    177 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2015

    @julies1949:  +1

    I absolutely love photo cards. I hang onto them all because I am a sentimental freak. I’m just happy to get cards at all- photos or not.

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