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To think you must be really up yourself to send Christmas cards which are actually photos of yourselves?

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girlafraid Thu 09-Dec-10 14:53:34

Photos of your kids (cute or otherwise) I can just about stomach but close up photos of Parents plus DCs is just sick worthy. Looks at us, aren't we just gorgeous?

Or am I just a miserable old cow?

AnnoyingOrange Thu 09-Dec-10 14:56:19

I think it's nice to see pics of people that you don't see that often.

Not that I do it smile

SantasENormaSnob Thu 09-Dec-10 14:56:36

I would find it tres amusing.

HowsTheSerenity Thu 09-Dec-10 14:56:54

I only get those cards from my American friends (especially those on the east coast).

All wearing matching chinos from Lands End too grin

Theantsgomarching Thu 09-Dec-10 14:58:19

Is it ok to include a photo of dcs inside the card though? I was planning of doing this for people we don't see very often..

AllGoodNamesGone Thu 09-Dec-10 14:59:56

I'm not sure. I don't mind them but would never feature on a Christmas card myself because I'd be worried people would look and think "Poor old Allgood, the years have not been kind!"

girlafraid Thu 09-Dec-10 15:00:25

Yes, Theant, I will permit you to do that

Ragwort Thu 09-Dec-10 15:00:36

Oh dear - I've been guilty of that (only to people who we haven't seen for years - and because I had lost four stone so was showing off blush). I do tend to send a photo of DC - I love receiving photos of friends' children - obviously not if I see them everyday grin.

AllGoodNamesGone Thu 09-Dec-10 15:00:50

Oh and I think pictures of children are great!

StewieGriffinsMom Thu 09-Dec-10 15:01:54

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JamieLeeCurtis Thu 09-Dec-10 15:02:30

I send pics of children to a select few. But I'd never send one of myself, even assuming anyone would be interested

AllGoodNamesGone Thu 09-Dec-10 15:02:46

Rofl, Ragwort, I often think I would do that if I ever manage to get rid of my blubber winter padding!

Theantsgomarching Thu 09-Dec-10 15:03:00

Phew....bulk photo order already on the way grin

swanker Thu 09-Dec-10 15:04:30

It's probably okay if you're the queen I'd have thought...

She's always on the outside of the envelope too! wink

tyaca Thu 09-Dec-10 15:07:46

photos of kids included with card to far away people is lovely

posed pic of whole family as the card itself, sent to all and sundry is just yeeuugh

Indith Thu 09-Dec-10 15:08:32

My American friends do this and some Aussies I know. I suppose it makes sense when you live in such vast countries and so have lots of relatives and friends who you just see often and may well not get around to sending photos to much.

StewieGriffinsMom Thu 09-Dec-10 15:10:58

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DivineInspiration Thu 09-Dec-10 15:16:05

I've received a couple along this theme this year: www.shutterfly.com/cards-stationery/cards-statione ry/christmas-letter-christmas-card-5x7-flat?sortTy pe=1&fa=8&storeNode=93476

Agree that from friends or relatives you rarely see is acceptable, if possibly a little try-hard and twee. However, receiving them from people you see regularly is entirely cringeworthy, especially when you know they fight like hell and dress in Primark in real life, and the pictures on the card are all sweetness and light and matching American Apparel.

greygirl Thu 09-Dec-10 15:32:48

we send a picture in our 'posted cards', really it's aimed at the older generation, but we just blanket everyone we post a card to.
my auntie's etc love it - they keep all the christmas photos, so this year i sent one with all of us - they might want to see me and dh too!

(i feel i should explain i don't send cards to anyone i see in day-to-day life - either they get a present or a 'merry christmas' when i see them)

McSnail Thu 09-Dec-10 15:39:47

We sent a comedy card out of ourselves one year where we looked really stupid. I mean REALLY stupid.

Comedy gold, it was.

greygirl Thu 09-Dec-10 15:39:54

oh and that it was us on a rock in autumn looking 'wind blown and grubby' rather than gorgeous and ideal.

mazfah Thu 09-Dec-10 15:47:11

I've sent out a cards with a collage of photos of DS dressed as Father Christmas in the snow... I thought it was a lovely, personal idea!

Maybe it'll root out family and friends on MN if they think it's naff grin

MadamDeathstare Thu 09-Dec-10 15:49:13

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Kristingle Thu 09-Dec-10 15:49:48

Yes you are a miserable old cow grin

ThatllDoPig Thu 09-Dec-10 15:51:55

I think it's a really good idea, which I would do if I could afford it. I really like seeing the pics of friends and relatives kids that I rarely see.
Especially if they are dressed in Christmassy costumes! I don't think people should take it seriously, it's fun and friendly.
IMO

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