Post # 77
I love getting Christmas cards…photo, no photo, glitter…love them all!
We never did photo cards growing up, so I’ve never been on one.
This year we went to FI’s house for Thanksgiving, and his mom was working on their Christmas card. They do photo cards every year. She was showing us her work, and there I was, smack dab in the middle of the card. I was a little taken aback. It’s very sweet that she’s excited to include me in the family, but I’m not quite there yet. Nor did she ask if it was okay to put me in the card. Then she decided she needed to take a new picture, because the tradition is to take a picture of Fiance and his brothers on Thanksgiving, and use it on the card. She took a bunch of pictures of the four of us, but none of just her sons. But of course I couldn’t say anything, so this year I’ll be on a photo card!
Last year FI’s cousin used a wedding picture for her Christmas cards, and I thought that was really nice. She also included a personalized note.
I definitely agree that if you’re going to use a photo card you should at least write on it!
Post # 78
I agree completely. I don’t take a Christmas card as a personal insult.
Post # 79
Awwww I love getting them and sending them. We don’t have kids but just got engaged and I know everyone we send to wants to see our engagement photo. I also keep photo cards but not regular ones and always hand write a note.
Post # 80
I love receiving picture cards. I would rather have a picture of my cousins then a picture of santa… I also don’t view it as “showing off.” Although we didn’t send picture cards this year we probably will in the future. We have multiple older relatives who we rarely see and I know they like receiving pictures of us.
I do find it a bit strange that they usually aren’t very personalized though. All of the ones we have received just have names signed in them. I’ve been writing little notes to everyone on our list! If I were just going to sign our names and send them out I probably wouldn’t even bother with cards.
Post # 81
I love getting the photo Christmas cards! Bring on the photo cards!
Post # 82
@californiabride2013: i LOVE the photo cards! I ike seeing kids I used to babysit/my little brothers friends growing up, seeing neighborhood families…I personally don’t like the regular non-photo cards, I wish everyone would send pics and an update!
Post # 83
@californiabride2013: You should move to Australia. Thankfully this trend has never caught on here. I honestly don’t think it would go over very well here anyway but I think that is definately a big cultural difference between the USA and Australia. Here it would be considered weird and like you were trying to show off or bee attention seeking. The American culture seems to be very into taking photos of yourself and splashing them around.
Post # 84
@californiabride2013: +1 on the photo cards with no personalization to them. It annoys me to receive a photo card that doesn’t have anything on it even simple, like Merry Christmas, or hope you are doing well, etc.
Post # 85
@californiabride2013: I actually prefer the photo cards. :/ The boxed kind we just throw away after the season’s over; photos we keep in a scrapbook style album (I have a family album, and a friends album) and almost every year, one of my family members asks to see the scrapbook to look at all the photos over the years. It’s fun, and we enjoy the photos!
We sent out photo cards of our cats. Just as a joke on all our new mommy and daddy friends sending out photo cards of their babies. No babies for us, other than our kitties. 🙂
Post # 86
@californiabride2013: I honestly don’t care. I sent out cards with penguins in ear muffs – which to some people might seem juvenile. But I thought they were super cute, and to me, that’s all that matters.
The second most important thing to me was that my cards were non denominational. I appreciate the cards I do receive (and not a lot of my friends do cards), but it’s a teeny tiny pet peeve of mine that I don’t celebrate Christmas and almost every single one of my cards has Santa or says Merry Christmas. I prefer the ones that say Season’s Greetings, Happy Holidays, etc.
Post # 87
Hmm, I guess I’ve always just been pleased that someone thought enough to send me a card. Their thinking of me and wishing me well is what holds meaning, not whether they send a card I find aesthetically pleasing or not. Additionally, many of our friends and family live far enough away that we rarely see them, and I am not on FB. So I love receiving photo cards from them. Those mean much more to me than the generic cardboard glitter holders most cards tend to be.