Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Late, But in the Mail

DS wanted a disclaimer to go out in the card that is holding our family picture that he was not the photographer. DD#2 echoed. Other than the glare I couldn't edit out from my low cost Canon Sure Shot and ultra budget laptop, I don't think it is an altogether bad picture.  Pup and Fish did not make this photo-neither are allowed in the living room. I used the 10 second timer and the tiny little try pod, perched on a couple books on the coffee table. Once I lined up the shot, presto like a flash I took my position behind the love seat. 

My children are beautiful, and DH has the smile he most often sports on his face when I make him be in pictures. Isn't he handsome? He drives me a little bonkers in that he rarely takes a bad picture, but never wants to be in them. "Just take one of the kids," he said.I insisted and won. My kids have great smiles too. They should after all the orthodontia.  DD#2 is still wearing them, but but they're not noticeable, which she is happy about. She picked a softer color on her last band change, but goes tomorrow so maybe she'll be sporting a green and red smile by Christmas. I know a picture is not necessary, and many of you, and no doubt some getting my card will roll their eyes. I like getting picture cards, particularly from friends and family I don't see often. I like the catch-up on their families, and see the changes year to year. If my picture is later tossed into a drawer, or makes it out to the trash with the post holiday clean-up, I won't be bothered. 

I had meant to have the cards all written and addressed, and just pop the photo in ready for a Monday a.m. mail. I didn't quite get the cards addressed until last night, and know I am missing a few addresses, but come 7:45 when I swing by a St Paul Post Office, the cards will be in the mail. I'll eventually find the addresses, and send even later cards once I do. What's your opinion on Christmas or holiday cards of any type?  Do you send, not send, or limit to just those you no longer see? I like the tradition, and while my fingers work, I'll still be at it each year. 



8 comments:

  1. You have a lovely family(yes, including YOU)and I was glad to see your family photo.
    I do still send out Christmas cards though the circle of folks sent to has gotten smaller recently as people pass on. 8-(
    I wish my kids were in the same place so I could have a group photo but having them spread out now and 2 of 3 struggling young adults it's not going to happen. sigh.

    Enjoy your time together SAM.

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    1. Getting my son home was my gift to myself. After 31 months of not having all three for any holiday, it was overdue. I put my foot down about the pictures. Both kids make their living surrounded by cameras, they can spare some moments for the mama!

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  2. I think the picture is perfect!! Haha, the picture perfect family.
    Merry Christmas.

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    1. Thank you! My little Sure Shot was ok.

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    1. That's because we laughing at ourselves trying to get the picture right. Thank you for the nice comment.

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  4. What a lovely family of handsome people! So glad you posted it. It makes blogging so much more personal. Merry Christmas!

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    1. I won't include the family often but thought one picture for this post was going to be approved. Thank you for being back to Blogging.

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