Monday, October 16, 2017
#MicroblogMondays: Tis the season (already??!)
The stores are already well stocked with a variety of cards, but nothing I've seen has grabbed me so far. (For many years, I tried to find a card with a Katie-related theme, although they have been harder to find the last few years.) Quite often, I see something right away that grabs me and says "This one! Buy me!" But not this year; at least, not so far.
On the other hand, I was browsing online and saw several photo card designs that I liked -- and one site had an offer for 60% off (which ends tomorrow) -- and I had a nice photo of dh & me in mind that I could use.
I hesitated. I've generally only done photo cards once every five years or so, and I already did one last year (using the photo of me & dh all dressed up at Older Nephew's wedding). I'll likely do another photo card next year with a photo from Younger Nephew's wedding (if I can get a good one of us together). Would three years in a row of photo cards of us -- a middle-aged couple, no adorable children in the picture -- seem a little self-indulgent, even to the people who (supposedly??) love us?
Then I thought -- why the heck not? (Dh concurred.) I have friends who send me a photo card of their kids (or photos of their kids tucked inside their card) every year, without fail. (Unlike some of my childless/bereaved mom friends, I don't mind getting photo cards... although I do wish sometimes I could see a photo of the entire family, and not just the kids. I have friends I haven't seen in 30 years -- they don't do social media & if they send me a photo, it's only ever of their kids.)
I ordered the photo cards. They'll be here by Halloween. I can cross that item off my holiday to-do list, and I should be able to get them into the mail in plenty of time for Christmas. Yay me. ;)
What do you think about getting photo cards of adults &/or pets (I've had some of those from my childless/free friends too :) ), but not kids?
I've tagged past posts I've written about Christmas cards with the label "Christmas card." :)
You can find more of this week's #MicroblogMondays posts here.