The one thing that I do enjoy about the holidays besides hanging with the family and eating is picking out THE holiday card. Nothing says LOOK AT MY BABY so blatantly like the annual card. It is hard to casually work shoving LO's pic in people's faces into a conversation. But I know that all of
DH and I discussing holiday cards in November:
Me: Hey, I just spent 50 hours meticulously cropping, resizing and trying out 5 billion pictures in a few different options for our holiday card. Which of these three do you like?
DH: Are there other choices? I don't like the size of my ham arm.
Me (calmly): Sure, here is the site if you want to scroll through and make another choice.
DH: I like this black card
Me: That is for a black tie party not the holidays
DH: Why do we have to use our picture?
Me (calmly through clenched teeth): We took
DH: You can use whatever you want for the Hanukkah cards but I refuse to let you send out that card to MY family and friends.
Me: GREAT, SEND OUT YOUR OWN DAMN CARDS
DH: ok, no need to get upset
DH and I discussing holiday cards the second week in December:
DH: My mother said that she didn't receive a card from us.
Me: You told me that you were sending out your own cards.
DH: I never said that. Can you please try to remember to send my mother a card. She has been having a hard time with (fill in the blank)
Me: I'm going to stab you while you sleep.
So, I saw this promo to get 50 free cards if you discuss family traditions or which Tiny Prints card you will send this year and I decided to jump on board. I really like their non-gaudy Hanukkah selection and will order this card from them even if they disqualify me for using the words "stab" and "ham arm" in my post. I really fight the tacky gold dreidels that seem to permeate the small "other holiday" sections at card stores.
here, maybe you will do a better job at sharing fuzzy warm holiday traditions.