Post # 1
So I realize it’s a bit premature to be thinking of this, but I’m about to meet with our wedding photographer to discuss our album and wanted to bring up other things I’d like to order (if we have any). Our photographer designs beautiful holiday cards, and I’d love to have this years Christmas card be of us at the wedding, but my husband thinks too much time will have passed and it will look odd, or show-offy. (Considering our wedding was March 2010 and I’m looking at this for December 2010 Christmas cards). Any thoughts?
Post # 3
Considering that Christmas cards are often vehicles for catching up with what’s been going on over the year, I think it’s perfectly acceptable. The only potential problem I see is sending a picture of you at your wedding to someone who wasn’t invitedwhich could be a bit of salt in the wound. If you’re not going to have that problem, go ahead and do it.
Post # 4
I’m kinda torn. On one hand, I think it wouldn’t matter because it’s a picture of the two of you from this year, and it just happens that this year you got married. On the other hand it seems kinda weird to me to have a wedding picture in a Christmas card.
I would think if you wanted to have your photographer design cards with your wedding picture, you could have him/her design thank you cards for you.
Post # 5
I agree 100% with MissHelen. Make sure you only send the photo to those who were invited. But I don’t think too much time will have passed for you to be able to send a wedding-y card. 🙂
Post # 6
I think its a good idea- its what happend this year afterall!
Post # 7
What about a picture from an engagement session? I think it’s a little weird to me too – not sure why…
Post # 8
I’m not sure what I’d think of this – maybe it depends on the picture? Like how weddingy it is? We got married December 2009 and I’m planning on including prints in Xmas cards this year (not of us but of the people receiving the card who were at the wedding) so I think it’s ok to include a wedding picture in a Xmas card, I’m just not sure about the picture *being* the card, if that makes sense.
Post # 9
I think you’re asking if its ok to make a card out of your pix not place them in the card right? Its fine, I’ve known people to do it and we did it. I do a collage card every year. We got married in July and even though that’s later its no biggie. I also sent them to people who weren’t invited, well we had a small intimate wedding so a lot of people weren’t. They actually were happy to see them. I think people need to remember, and not being rude here, but the majority don’t hold on to grudges about not getting invited to weddings. People have lives and move on. I think its a positive note on a great year and that’s what people like to see at the holidays, the joys that happen. I say go for it, its common where I’m from.
Post # 10
I just saw this post and I agree with Jo Jo Bananas. Sending cards with an engagement photo or another photo of the two of you would be the best option.
Post # 11
We had a december wedding last year and I am totally using our wedding pics on the christmas cards – go for it!
Post # 12
i think it’s totally okay to send a wedding photo as a christmas card! It happened during that year and even though time has passed, people like to know what’s going on! i say do it! (oh and i fully plan on doing that as well!)
Post # 13
I’ve gotten christmas cards months after the senders wedding too so I don’t think it’s uncommon. I like the idea of using one of your engagement pics instead but that’s just me.
Post # 14
My boss and his wife sent out x-mas cards with wedding pix 5 years after they got married! I think if they can do that then anyone can send them out a few months after the wedding
Post # 15
I say go for it! Our wedding was June 2009 and we used our wedding picture for our holiday cards in 2009. We figured it was the only time we would be able to get away with using our wedding picture on a holiday card!
Post # 16
I think you can absolutely get away with it. I’ve gotten tons of Christmas cards where a wedding pic was the card. I think it’s cute. And at least one of those was from a March wedding of the same year, so there you go. And yes, I know somebody who used a wedding pic as a christmas card three years later. I wouldn’t necessarily advise doing that, but if it’s the same year, I say go for it. I definitely plan to!