Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The Cardinal Rule of Christmas Cards

Disclaimer: This entry is not the result of any of MY friends' Christmas card.

So, the other day we received a Christmas card from one of my husband's friends. (Yes, you are getting two entries in a row about Christmas cards - tis the season.) It was your typical 30 something Christmas card - Costco printed, short wish of a Happy Holiday and a well posed picture. Unfortunately, this well intended card forgot one of the cardinal rules of Christmas cards - if you recently had a baby and you are, either still overweight from the pregnancy, OR if your newborn is...not cute - SKIP THIS YEAR or SEND A NOTE.* Honestly, this child was seriously killing the card.

I now leave this train of thought and ask you all: Do you think these thoughts I have sometimes about not cute children is the reason I'm barren? Yeah, me either. Some kids are just not cute.

I know there are many of you out there who wanted to see the Christmas card I'm referencing...sorry. Please enjoy this awesome one I found on the interwebs.

*Which really should be a brief explanation of your inability to lose your baby weight, or the fact that your husband was too an ugly baby, but grew out of it in high school.

3 comments:

Laura Kurz said...

Was ours OK? Charlie is cute. I swear. He wasn't even photoshopped. Although I was.

Kate said...

Are you kidding me? He's the reason Christmas cards should be sent out.

SkippyMom said...

I love my nieces to pieces [Dr. Suess channeling, excuse me] and they are lovely young women, but I wish their parents would rethink their Christmas card.

I honestly don't need a picture card that shows matching sized pictures of my two nieces in one - with the family dogs [in antlers, no less] side by side.

How do the dogs get equal billing?

I am all for dogs/pets - but you couldn't put them IN the picture with the kids - you had to give them their own photograph? It is sort of unframeable.

Don't get me wrong - I have plenty of friends and family members that don't have kids but do have pets and I welcome their Christmas cards of their "babies" - but giving your dogs their own space when you have kids seems a wee bit odd.

Throw a pork chop around one of the girl's necks and I am sure the pups would pose happily.

And no - I don't see that as a reason for no kids yet - otherwise I would definitely have more disposable income, free time with my husband and heck of a lot less grey hair.

Not every baby is cute. Trust.