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I don't like family portraits as holiday cards.
Posted by: bazookaman
Date: December 19, 2011 12:56PM
If you want me to see your family, put a picture in a real card. To me, this is maybe one step above sending an email for a holiday greeting. I guess I'm just old fashioned.




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Re: I don't like family portraits as holiday cards.
Posted by: rz
Date: December 19, 2011 12:59PM
yes, you are old fashioned.
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Re: I don't like family portraits as holiday cards.
Posted by: JoeM
Date: December 19, 2011 01:03PM
At least I send an email and a family picture card.



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Re: I don't like family portraits as holiday cards.
Posted by: decay
Date: December 19, 2011 01:03PM
wait til you see my PDF brag letter i've attached to my email...


do you guys get those "yearly update" (brag letters), too?



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Re: I don't like family portraits as holiday cards.
Posted by: mattkime
Date: December 19, 2011 01:03PM
printing custom greeting cards! crazzzy!!!



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Re: I don't like family portraits as holiday cards.
Posted by: Grace62
Date: December 19, 2011 01:05PM
I'm happy to hear from people in whatever form they communicate - card, email, smoke signals...


Now if you want to get catty, let's talk family "newsletters." I think I could write a book on those.
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Re: I don't like family portraits as holiday cards.
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: December 19, 2011 01:09PM
Aw, family portraits on holiday cards aren't so bad.

Just don't send any with an exposed nipple showing! eye popping smiley



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Re: I don't like family portraits as holiday cards.
Posted by: clay
Date: December 19, 2011 01:11PM
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Rick-o
Aw, family portraits on holiday cards aren't so bad.

Just don't send any with an exposed nipple showing! eye popping smiley

sounds like there's a personal story here...is there something you'd like to show us?

oh snap smiley
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Re: I don't like family portraits as holiday cards.
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: December 19, 2011 01:15PM
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clay
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Rick-o
Aw, family portraits on holiday cards aren't so bad.

Just don't send any with an exposed nipple showing! eye popping smiley

sounds like there's a personal story here...is there something you'd like to show us?

oh snap smiley

Nah, nothing that exciting happens around here. I was just referencing an old Seinfeld episode. big grin smiley



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Re: I don't like family portraits as holiday cards.
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: December 19, 2011 01:20PM
I don't want to see Rick-o's nipples.



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Re: I don't like family portraits as holiday cards.
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: December 19, 2011 01:21PM
For years I've been tempted to write a family letter that goes something like this:

Well, we're happy to announce that our daughter iS NOT pregnant. It was a false alarm from all the meth. Our son just got out of jail, so we're celebrating. He'll be on probation for a few years, so those of y'all with those guns and things, just stay away or he'll be back in the pokey again.
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Re: I don't like family portraits as holiday cards.
Posted by: StingMe
Date: December 19, 2011 01:22PM
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Rick-o
I was just referencing an old Seinfeld episode. big grin smiley

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"Did you look at this picture carefully? Because I'm not sure, and correct me if I'm wrong, but I think I see a nipple..." - great episode (The Pick) smiling smiley
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Re: I don't like family portraits as holiday cards.
Posted by: bazookaman
Date: December 19, 2011 01:23PM
ok. maybe this one...






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Re: I don't like family portraits as holiday cards.
Posted by: decay
Date: December 19, 2011 01:32PM
[www.youtube.com]



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Re: I don't like family portraits as holiday cards.
Posted by: Grace62
Date: December 19, 2011 01:37PM
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Re: I don't like family portraits as holiday cards.
Posted by: maco
Date: December 19, 2011 02:00PM



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Re: I don't like family portraits as holiday cards.
Posted by: mikebw
Date: December 19, 2011 02:11PM
Well I guess you won't be getting one from me this year!

I think for some families it is more an exercise to have a portrait done in the first place, they don't really care so much if you see it but at least this is a way to ensure they are formally documenting their lives.
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Re: I don't like family portraits as holiday cards.
Posted by: DaviDC.
Date: December 19, 2011 02:15PM
The 2 I've received this year were both good quality photos of attractive family units & no one looked awkward or uncomfortable. I've seen several over the years that were able to produce an uncomfortable feeling, to downright shockingly horrible.

I think the overall quality of this type of card is directly proportional to the family dynamics & health of the family structure. A normal, well adjusted family is simply not going to send out a card that makes them look bad. It really is as simple as that.



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Re: I don't like family portraits as holiday cards.
Posted by: haikuman
Date: December 19, 2011 02:28PM
Well said Grace *(:>*
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Re: I don't like family portraits as holiday cards.
Posted by: billb
Date: December 19, 2011 02:57PM
:-(



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Re: I don't like family portraits as holiday cards.
Posted by: raz
Date: December 19, 2011 03:18PM
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cbelt3
For years I've been tempted to write a family letter that goes something like this:

Well, we're happy to announce that our daughter iS NOT pregnant. It was a false alarm from all the meth. Our son just got out of jail, so we're celebrating. He'll be on probation for a few years, so those of y'all with those guns and things, just stay away or he'll be back in the pokey again.

David Sedaris wrote this one already. You can hear it at [www.youtube.com]



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Re: I don't like family portraits as holiday cards.
Posted by: billb
Date: December 19, 2011 03:24PM
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Re: I don't like family portraits as holiday cards.
Posted by: billb
Date: December 19, 2011 03:26PM
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Re: I don't like family portraits as holiday cards.
Posted by: Buzz
Date: December 19, 2011 03:28PM
c'mon, don't lose your head over it (like we did a couple of years ago)...

Holiday Card 2009



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Re: I don't like family portraits as holiday cards.
Posted by: decay
Date: December 19, 2011 04:05PM
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raz
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cbelt3
For years I've been tempted to write a family letter that goes something like this:

Well, we're happy to announce that our daughter iS NOT pregnant. It was a false alarm from all the meth. Our son just got out of jail, so we're celebrating. He'll be on probation for a few years, so those of y'all with those guns and things, just stay away or he'll be back in the pokey again.

David Sedaris wrote this one already. You can hear it at [www.youtube.com]

yep, that's what i posted.

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Date: December 19, 2011 02:32PM



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Re: I don't like family portraits as holiday cards.
Posted by: dmann
Date: December 19, 2011 05:24PM
I do. smiling smiley

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Re: I don't like family portraits as holiday cards.
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: December 19, 2011 05:37PM
I've never understood it either.



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Re: I don't like family portraits as holiday cards.
Posted by: wurm
Date: December 19, 2011 09:31PM
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Re: I don't like family portraits as holiday cards.
Posted by: Mike Johnson
Date: December 19, 2011 09:57PM
Me neither.

I send out 100+ cards, and I write something in each one, mostly generic happy crappy but quite a few get a personal message.

It is tempting to make one of those glossy photo cards, maybe even have an assistant slap labels and stamps on envelopes. It would save me hours of work. I'm sure I could even find some service where just I upload a photo and a list of addresses and give them my credit card number. But, uh, it's missing the point, no?
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Re: I don't like family portraits as holiday cards.
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: December 20, 2011 01:37AM
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Buzz
c'mon, don't lose your head over it (like we did a couple of years ago)...

Holiday Card 2009


The Norton Simon?



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Re: I don't like family portraits as holiday cards.
Posted by: RedHeeler625
Date: October 03, 2012 11:48PM
Christmas cards with family portraits on them are just fun to me. Yes they can be a bit silly at times when the whole family colour coordinates and all, but its all in good humour. I just finished shooting my brother and his girlfriend's pictures to put on their Christmas cards.



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Re: I don't like family portraits as holiday cards.
Posted by: RedHeeler625
Date: October 03, 2012 11:56PM
Yes it would I agree because right now it's hard to get any kind of family photo of sims. It usually involves cutting off freewill and using move objects on and even then sometimes it's hard to get the pose you want.
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