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.