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Photo Christmas cards - do you like them?

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user1474652148 Thu 14-Dec-17 15:14:23

A few of my friends send out pictures of their dc on the front of a xmas card. I love getting them but dh thinks they are abut showy. Why showy? It is too smiling toothy kids. Why would you not like them?

blueyacht Thu 14-Dec-17 15:17:54

All unacceptable as Christmas cards:

- Photos of your children
- A shit drawing your child has done
- A nativity scene

MrTrebus Thu 14-Dec-17 15:20:25

I think you're my friend haha I've just sent out my cards a few days ago with my 8 month old on the front. I love it! Not showy at all just proud and I only Did it because it's her first Christmas smile

misskatamari Thu 14-Dec-17 15:23:16

Awww blueyacht - guess my cards are shit then. They're all Christmassy stuff decorated by my kids. Personally I think home made cards are lovely. They take a lot more time and effort than buying something and we like making them. I'm not a huge fan of photo cards, and wouldn't do one myself, but they can be sweet and each to their own

MickeyLuv Thu 14-Dec-17 15:23:28

Why would other people want to get a photo of someone else's kids?

WhatHaveIFound Thu 14-Dec-17 15:25:03

We've been sending them for the last 17 years (DH is a photographer). The only year i tried switching to email i got complaints.

lastqueenofscotland Thu 14-Dec-17 15:25:54

No one thinks your kids are as lovely/ cute as you do. HTH

WhatHaveIFound Thu 14-Dec-17 15:26:10

I should say they only go to family/very close friends, not everyone on my Christmas card list!

SpitefulMidLifeAnimal Thu 14-Dec-17 15:27:24

It is too smiling toothy kids. Why would you not like them?

Not everyone thinks kids are cute though. Some are ambivalent, others may be repelled.

LaContessaDiPlump Thu 14-Dec-17 15:28:03

I always send a kids photo card and the first person I gave one to this year opened it with a 'I always love your Christmas cards!' So it's all fine and I will keep doing it grin

CaptainChristmas Thu 14-Dec-17 15:28:43

I don’t like them, but I don’t think it says anything terrible about the sender tbh. Just a bit cheesy. Cards featuring the whole family in ‘fun’ festive wear are my least favourite.

crackerjacket Thu 14-Dec-17 15:28:58

I quite like them.

I have no idea how people have time to get them done though, I never would.

crackerjacket Thu 14-Dec-17 15:29:23

Not everyone thinks kids are cute though. Some are ambivalent, others may be repelled.


Indeed grin

PinkHeart5914 Thu 14-Dec-17 15:31:24

Well I like them! I’ve lots of family all around the world and a lot of us use them, I also send them to friends and they send the same style of card to us.

Only people we don’t send photo cards too is dh clients, more boring/traditional cards for them

whatsthewificode Thu 14-Dec-17 15:39:50

I love a new baby and a puppy on a Christmas card, less keen on older DC and dislike whole family portraits.

cariadlet Thu 14-Dec-17 15:49:41

I've never had a photo card and wouldn't want them. I think they're showy-offy and tacky. To be honest I'd be embarrassed on behalf of whoever sent me one.

Home made cards are a completely different thing. I'm a primary school teacher and love it if children make a card for me.

CandyMelts Thu 14-Dec-17 15:55:46

I don't get any photo cards but I'd like them! Always like the look of those American bloggers with fridges covered in smiley family cards - I'm cheesy at heart though grin

eddiemairswife Thu 14-Dec-17 15:58:33

Tony Blair does this, which is a good justification to find them tasteless. This year's is Tony, Cherie and a baby grandson. Their version of The Holy Family?

GingerbreadMa Thu 14-Dec-17 15:58:44

YES! I like them

All christmas cards are a BIT tacky.
IMO the most showey-offey christmas cards are the ones that try really hard to be classy, and I love them too!

yasmin05 Thu 14-Dec-17 16:01:50

I love children's photos. It's always a picture of purity in all aspects.

FuzzyCustard Thu 14-Dec-17 16:05:58

I only get one (usually) and I don't like them. I don't really want a picture of someone else's children, it doesn't mean that much to me. It's all about the sender, which is not the spirit of a Christmas card, I feel.

I'm not including grandchildren in this though.

And I'd be really happy if I was sent a photo of someone's kitten.

LiveLifeWithPassion Thu 14-Dec-17 16:11:51

I love seeing pics of my friend’s and family’s kids so would love cards like that. We only get them from a friend in the US though. Wouldn’t be really interested in random neighbour’s, old work colleague’s kids though.

PrincessoftheSea Thu 14-Dec-17 16:12:11

I like them. I love seeing photo of people children. I also like homemade cards. The rest I throw out as I don't like impersonal christmas cards. Why would you not have an interest in friends and families children? I have never thought of if as showy. How miserable!

Lethaldrizzle Thu 14-Dec-17 16:14:59

No I think they're weird

TheNaze73 Thu 14-Dec-17 16:17:46

Personally, I’m not a fan but, we can’t all like the same things

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