Some questions for those who send and/or receive Christmas cards... (After a comment or few...)
When I was much younger than I am now (let's say during the 50s & 60s), it was common practice to have Christmas cards made from photographs. Many of them were ordered through department stores with the kids sitting on Santa's lap, or from a professional photographer's studio with the whole family looking perky, or even from the Kodak Co. where you could use a photo taken at home. (You've all seen them - or even been in them - those long photos with a holiday sentiment and personal signature along the side.) As those decades passed, the "family photo" cards fell out of favor and were replaced by regular ol' cards. Maybe even having a family photo tucked inside along with a "this year in history" by the (insert name here) family. My father called them the yearly "can't stay in touch until now" epistles. He was the sentimental sort...
Anyway, to make a long story longer...
- Due to this being the age of digital cameras and online "design" opportunities, has anyone been receiving a greater number of these types of cards?
- Is this just a US thing or is it spreading across the globe?
- Are you one who sends photo cards?
- Are you one who likes receiving photo cards?
I could ask more but will leave it at that. I am not making any judgments on the cards (unlike my father), just noticing a massive increase in the number showing up in our mailbox. Personally, I like the ones from people I haven't seen in quite some time. The ones from relatives I just saw a month ago - I remember what you look like. (I realize they are sending them out to people who haven't seem them lately too.) Anyway, just curious about this resurgence of the photo cards.
Oh, and Happy Holidays!! (Don't want to sound like a complete Grinch.)