Before I start, I’m going to do a legal disclaimer:
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Ok, now to the fun part…
When I moved into my house in 2008, I started getting Christmas cards from mostly family. All are showing what their family and especially kids are up to. I didn’t think anything of it, until one year I asked myself “Why can’t I send a Christmas card?”
Normally, Christmas cards are for married couples, or couples with kids, or even single parents with kids. Family oriented. And sometimes, family oriented is the most boring. Yeah, yeah, your kids are cute and played soccer. But what about the single people? Us single people do led exciting lives. Mine includes binge drinking at the bar and drunk eating nachos while telling everyone I love them. EXCITING. But seriously, I wanted a piece of the Christmas card action. But how? Do I send a card that is a bunch of selfies? Sad. Nope. Do I send pictures of my pets? Sad. But not completely out the picture. What then? What do I put on a Christmas card?
It came to me while spending time on Tumblr. The Christmas card of 2013. People still talk about it. My aunt asked my co worker if I was OK at home. She was genuinely worried about my health and welfare. These reactions sparked my love of sending these Christmas cards.
This years Christmas card:
A Tumblr find. And I’m very pleased how it turned out.
I believe this was a Pinterest find of the wookiee. The three cuties on the right are my pets. This is much more tame than 2013. It was actually my mom that begged that I would not do something so weird. I agreed and tamed it down quite a bit. Although the card turned out OK, it was boring to me. I tasted the weird and wanted more!
And drum roll please….
This image is going to flash before my eyes when I die. It is one of my favorite pictures of all time. And the reactions to it were wide spread. There was some people that thought it was hilarious. There were others that were completely disturbed by it. There were other people that commented about it being a mating ritual (I believe those people were aroused by it). Whatever the case was, this is by far my favorite Christmas card of all time. It will have to be something really special that will trump this card.
I hope that if you are single and want to join the Christmas card revolution, do it! Even if it creeps out your Aunt. It’s now a tradition that everyone likes to see what I send each year.