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AIBU to think that making a calendar of my children

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Luxme Fri 10-Jul-15 11:19:29

For my in laws for Christmas presents when they've got other grandkids might be a bit wanky?

Roobix04 Fri 10-Jul-15 11:21:00

I make one for all the grandparents on both mine and dp's side. Dp's mum and nan have another set of grandkids other than my dd and I add pictures of all of them.

Teabagbeforemilk Fri 10-Jul-15 11:21:10

Yes, personally.

Why not ask the parents of the other kids if they want to do it together.

BitOutOfPractice Fri 10-Jul-15 11:21:55

I do it in conjunction with my BiL so my mom has all 4 of her grandkids on the calendar

Luxme Fri 10-Jul-15 11:24:41

Its normally a present from my kids to both sets of grandparents.

CocktailQueen Fri 10-Jul-15 11:24:49

No! My dsis and I both do one and swap ours and give one each to our parents. I like having two!

Sirzy Fri 10-Jul-15 11:26:42

I do one together with my sister with photos of all the grandchildren.

AmberNectarine Fri 10-Jul-15 11:27:46

I do one, SIL does one. My mum hangs one upstairs, one downstairs smile

Luxme Fri 10-Jul-15 11:32:32

I don't really like my SIL so not going to ask her to give me pictures of her baby to put on (it was only born last year). I'll just continue as i have done for the past few years and if she wants to do one then she can

Gemauve Fri 10-Jul-15 11:32:43

Making it? Not wanky.

Giving it? Not wanky.

Interrogating the recipient as to why it isn't pride of place in their front room, and then stropping about and complaining loudly that they don't know what family is about? Very wanky indeed.

CatMilkMan Fri 10-Jul-15 11:34:20

About 6 years ago a lady gave people at the office a calendar with pictures of her children on after she left I gave everyone in my office a calendar with pictures of me on every month for Christmas.
The next year I did it with my pets, the next was pictures of my car then pictures of my new office chair then a new stapler I got and then with pictures of my favourite lunch I had that year.
I'm becoming more and more wanky.
Send them several calendars each with pictures of one of your children.

CrystalHaze Fri 10-Jul-15 11:37:10

it was only born last year

IT?! shock

CatMilkMan Fri 10-Jul-15 11:39:34

I have probably just massively outed myself.

VinoTime Fri 10-Jul-15 11:44:50

I usually do one for my personal calendar which is more focussed on DD and I and all the things we did in the previous year relative to the months. But I do one for my parents that includes pictures of all our family - so they feature in it as well as my siblings and all the grandchildren, again, all relative to the months and what happened during them. But I think things like this can often depend on family setups as well. If you're not overly close to everyone on the IL's side of the family, then I think a calendar with just your children is fine.

PrettyLittleMitty Fri 10-Jul-15 12:06:03

it was only born last year

IT? Nice.

DoJo Fri 10-Jul-15 13:30:22

I make one for both sets of grandparents - mine have no other grandchildren, and my in-laws do but I can't be buggered doing two separate calendars and liaising with my sister in law because I am usually only scraping it together in the last few hours before the deadline for Christmas postage! If my in-laws didn't want to hang it up, that would be fine by me, and if my sister in law waned to give them one too, then I wouldn't feel aggrieved if that was put in pride of place, but I do one for each because, but the time I've been through all the photos and put it together I think I might as well!

Notso Fri 10-Jul-15 13:53:59

Both BIL's give photo/personalised gifts for every occasion. It is a bit wanky as there is so much of it. The most recent was a gigantic canvas of DN wearing a crown like she is the queen of the family, I noticed PIL have put it up in the spare room rather than the living room.

NerrSnerr Fri 10-Jul-15 13:56:37

My bil gives my parents one of my nephew every year. I have never thought of it as wanky.

CigarsofthePharoahs Fri 10-Jul-15 13:58:37

What's wrong with just a nicely framed photo? I don't even use a paper calendar any more.
Not so - yeah that's def heading into wanky territory!

reni1 Fri 10-Jul-15 14:10:10

We did one once, together with my sister's and cousin's babies. It is a bit twee, but all three of us were over the moon with our pfbs. Hindsight I am glad we did it together at least. I also now see they look all very similar when at the time I thought mine is vastly superior looking

Bellebella Fri 10-Jul-15 14:16:06

I don't think it is wanky, I think calling a baby It is a little wanky though, sorry op.

Just do it from your kids if you don't feel comfortable enough to do it with your sil.

ShirleySmears Fri 10-Jul-15 14:16:41

My sister gives me one of hers every year. I love her kids and they're beautiful, but who uses calendars now we've gone electronic? It sits unused and making me feel guilty all year, until I get the next one.....

8misskitty8 Fri 10-Jul-15 14:53:40

My SIL does this. She gets a company to make a calendar up with photos of her PFB for each month for the in-laws every year.

HamishBamish Fri 10-Jul-15 15:08:59

No, it's not wanky. We do one, but include all the GC not just our own. It helps that there are only 3 on each side though, so we have 4 photos of each and try to get a nice once of all three together for the front. My PIL say it's their favourite present they receive for Christmas.

It's really easy to include other families too. We do ours online and ask people to post their chosen photos. Then I just put it all together.

RabidFairy Fri 10-Jul-15 17:31:54

I do this every year for my mum and she loves it. This year we have two new babies in the family; my 3rd and my sisters 1st. I intend to feature my sisters baby in this years calendar.

However if I made one for MIL it would be strictly of our family. They aren't really into taking photos on that side of the family.

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