Post # 62
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
I love giving and receiving my PHOTO Christmas cards!!! 🙂
Post # 65
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
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
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
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
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
- 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
@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
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
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
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.
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Post # 76
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.