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to wonder when a home-made card is no longer cute?

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TheYuleLogLady Fri 17-Dec-10 10:04:57

Home made christmas cards with glitter and toddleresque pictures are lovely. When made by someone under the age of about 6.

Weird though when made by a 12 year old.

AIBU?

FrostyAndSlippery Fri 17-Dec-10 10:07:55

YABU

OTheHugeManatee Fri 17-Dec-10 10:08:01

Depends. Are we talking 12 year old who shows artistic promise, or one that still draws like a toddler?

FrostyAndSlippery Fri 17-Dec-10 10:08:05

Very

TheYuleLogLady Fri 17-Dec-10 10:09:15

bit like a toddler.

TheFallenMadonna Fri 17-Dec-10 10:10:43

Why weird?

<thinks of poor artistically challenged 9yo DS>

GandalfyCarawak Fri 17-Dec-10 10:11:41

YABU and a meanie.

TheYuleLogLady Fri 17-Dec-10 10:13:01

at 12 if you are not artistically gifted would you feel the need to send relative strangers examples of your work? with glitter?

GrimmaTheNome Fri 17-Dec-10 10:13:23

YABU, though it does to some extent depend on the recipient. Perfect for a granny for as long as the child wants to make them. Not so good if your child wants to make a card for you to give to your boss.

TrillianAstra Fri 17-Dec-10 10:13:59

Definitely depends on the recipient.

TheYuleLogLady Fri 17-Dec-10 10:16:19

exactly - that's the point i'm not making very well. even my hardened criminal DDs make cards for granny. this is not from a relative though.

FindingAManger Fri 17-Dec-10 10:17:27

YABU - if you don't like it it will go at the back - no biggie.

TheYuleLogLady Fri 17-Dec-10 10:17:57

and they must have taken ages to make. the novelty of assisting children with glitter and card making crap wore off years ago. why would someone do such a thing? does it not bore her senseless? (the mother of said 12 year old that is)

TheFallenMadonna Fri 17-Dec-10 10:20:15

I don't assist my 9yo and 6yo. It keeps them occupied without me. That's the whole point!

Gotabookaboutit Fri 17-Dec-10 10:20:26

If your 12 year old is a jaded materialistic type they probably wont want to anyway. My 12 yr old makes them because he understands the value of time and effort and hopes the recipent does 2.

TheYuleLogLady Fri 17-Dec-10 10:23:09

i still think it's weird. at 12 he should be out skateboarding or burning stuff rather than faffing with glitter.

GrimmaTheNome Fri 17-Dec-10 10:24:30

So this is a card that some untalented kid has sent you and you're complaining about it? hmm

Maybe its weird but complaining about getting a homemade card from a kid is weirder! grin

Gotabookaboutit Fri 17-Dec-10 10:24:51

Yeh cause all 12yr olds must be the same

trice Fri 17-Dec-10 10:25:26

I make christmas cards for everyone. If they don't like me enough to appreciate my artistic efforts then I shouldn't be sending them a card anyway. I daresay some people laugh a bit when they receive them but I hope they do so fondly.

FindingAManger Fri 17-Dec-10 10:25:32

"i still think it's weird. at 12 he should be out skateboarding or burning stuff rather than faffing with glitter"

You're sounding very "Phil Mitchell" there YLL and look how that turned out grin

TheYuleLogLady Fri 17-Dec-10 10:25:33

i am in a mood it's true. not well and bastard snow ruining my plans/.

i'm not usually quite so vile.

Gotabookaboutit Fri 17-Dec-10 10:26:35

lol - not vile but channelling Vicky Pollard 4 sure

GrimmaTheNome Fri 17-Dec-10 10:26:37

Maybe the kid was ill and off school and had used up his 'screen time'?

QuentinCrisp Fri 17-Dec-10 10:29:16

Oh god, i hate the internet for posts like yours.

QuentinCrisp Fri 17-Dec-10 10:29:44

Referring to OP not Grimma

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