I got about 10 Christmas cards from people that feature their spouse and their kids.
I’m mainly interested in the photos of my nieces and nephews because they are sorta like my kids since I don’t have any kids.
I just never know what to say in return when I get these cards. It’s like being the only single person in a room full of parents talking about diapers. Maybe when I get into my 80′s I’ll have something to add, but right now I’m at a loss for words.
My past Christmas letters haven’t quite hit the mark. I guess you spread Christmas cheer by sending out pictures of what’s important and giving everyone an update on your life. Sounds fair.
I don’t mind the cards. I get it. But I don’t have kids and there seems to be some expectation to send out cards with professional photos of kids. I certainly can’t borrow someone else’s kids because that just isn’t done these days.
Not without law enforcement getting involved.
I mainly say things like “you have a lovely family” but I don’t know what else to add.
Maybe “your kids look real nice.”
And possibly “cute shirt!”
I’m not scared of my life. I was never one who was dying to have kids. I just grew up taking care of nieces and nephews and I’m thrilled to be their aunt. It makes me pretty darn happy.
How do I get that on a photo card?
Well, I gave it a try.
And, you have a lovely family.