Thursday, January 08, 2009

Xmas ... I mean, New Year's cards: The Outtakes

If I have your address, you've received your holiday card by now. (Except for Sue, who lives in Bratislava. I had no idea how much postage to add, and guessed incorrectly. I don't blame myself, though, because I'm pretty sure "Bratislava" is a made-up place.) If I don't have your address, email me!

Every other year, I've made my card through Snapfish or at a kiosk at CVS at a cost of about $1.50 each per card. Instead, this year I printed a 6x4" photo that I added text and a border to, and then mailed it as a postcard, which cost about $0.40 per card. A little tip from me to you, for those of us who might be feeling a little nervous in a financially unstable world.

As always, I imagine people getting the O family holiday card and thinking to themselves, "Seriously? This is the best they could do?" Yes. Yes, it was. Here are the outtakes.

Day one: We're just trying to get everyone looking in the same direction with a NON-psychotic look on their face. Fail.

Day Two: How about just everyone in the shot? No?

I loved this one, but Liam looks like he's flipping the camera off:

Day Three: It's getting late. Let's just get this done, okay? Everyone keep their eyes open.



It's going from bad to worse. Now every one of us looks weird, not just some of us, and the boy is trying to escape.

Didn't we have one a while back where we all looked normal(ish)? Let's just go with that one. WhatEVER.

May those that love you, love you. And those that don't love you, may God turn their hearts. And if he doesn't turn their hearts, may he turn their ankles, so we'll know them by their limping.

Happy 2009!

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haj1000 said...

ah ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!! btw, we did ours @ the automated thing @ target (the kid behind the counter had to help me find the frames) & then had them print out for us in some queue in their big photo machine. they had it done in about an hour, gave us free envelopes, & it cost 44 cents per card. not that i'm bragging...

haj1000 said...

ps yr outtakes are my favorite part of the holidaze!

Christie Lanning said...

I love them! And it is very much like us trying to take pictures. Except I always look like I have been dabbling in something illegal.

Christina said...

Oh that is all just too too funny! Why haven't I thought to post the outtakes? One year they were a hoot because older song had a major case of the giggles which set us ALL off.

Love the greeting too ;-)

Renaissance Woman said...

Thanks for the laugh. Your outtakes are so funny! And I love the saying on your card.

spleeness said...

This cracked me up!! LOVED loved loved these outtakes.

Navajoagogo said...

Yea! What a treat to get your holiday card in the mail. It's awesome. I laughed out loud at this blog entry.

I hope you got our electronic card!

xooxox, Andrea

Don Mills Diva said...


I actually really like the 3rd one!

And guess what? I got cards made that say Happy New Year and I'm sending them this weekend - I like to plan for procrastination!

onthecurb said...

You should work professionally in outtakes. The photos and captions are awesome.

Patois said...

I wish we could show the outtakes on all aspects of our lives. Those are hilarious!

MB said...

I love, love, love the quote on the card. To whom should I attribute it when I start putting it on everything? You?

Kelly O said...

MB, it's an Irish toast (at least according to Professor Google). I love it, too!

Grandy said...


Thank you for cracking me up with the narrative throughout.

You slay me. :)

punkindunk said...

That made me smile. Thanks! :)

I love that poem. So much!!!

wrekehavoc said...

it was the very best one of all :-)