We’ve been doing the annual holiday photo card for years.
Let’s take a look back…
I love sending holiday cheer all old school like via the US Postal Service and I love pulling them out towards the end of each year to look back on how much they’ve grown.
I hope people who receive them enjoy them as much as we do.
Or more even.
Because, they ain’t cheap!
I was shocked this year to note that my final bill for holiday photo cards was EIGHTY THREE American dollars!
That boils down to about $1.66 per card!
I know, when you put it like that it doesn’t sound like a lot, but when you consider that a regular sized human family with friends and relatives to send photo Christmas card joy to needs at least 50 cards, and that’s after you cross off everyone who hasn’t sent you a card for the past 3 years, or ever, the cousin that moved back home with his parents, and the up-the-street neighbor who lets their annoying little dog diarrhea on your drive way every morning of life, you can see how quickly this thing gets costly.
And, it’s important to note that my $83 was the discounted price I snagged on Cyber Monday, with a discount code, and free shipping.
I could buy a pair of really cute boots for that. Or sign my kid up for an entire season of indoor soccer. Or buy an authentic Colin Kaepernick jersey for myself. Or a single ticket to a Niners game so that I can swoon as he runs past see him play (if I want to sit in the nosebleed section and go by myself).
Needless to say, this is my sorry-if-you-didn’t-get-a-fancy-holiday-photo-card-on-the-premium-paper-with-the-pretty-fonts apology.
Hopefully the boxed card with the photo slipped inside consolation prize wasn’t heartbreaking for you.
And, if it was, perhaps this really creepy kids and dog photo I put up on my Facebook page will cheer you up! It says we love you, and we want you to have a happy holiday season, and a spectacular new year. Or be really put off by the sideways dog picture and feel grateful that we didn’t make you put something this hideous on your wall. If only we had a cat…
Holiday cards aren’t the only thing hitting many mailboxes recently, check out this week’s featured post at Simply Stavish where she’s sharing what Winter’s Arrival looks like.
Now, link up your shots from the week and be sure you pop over to Seven Clown Circus to see what she’s up to this #WW!