I have a pet peeve about Christmas/Holiday cards and since none of you are going to send me one anyway, I feel safe spilling my guts here. Most of my friends send me beautiful cards decorated with cute pictures of their kids. Sure, the kids are adorable, but I want to see pics of my friends, not of just their kids!
Heck, even kid-free friends send me pictures of their dogs or cats. I guess their pets are their life.
But what sort of a card can a pet-free or a kid-free blogger send? If perhaps they sent a picture of what is dearest to them it would look like this pic I made.
So why don’t folks send pictures of themselves? Here are my guesses:
They hate the way they look: They feel they are too fat, too skinny, too old, too grey, too wrinkly, too flabby or just too ugly.
But if you are one of those the people who don’t send pictures of yourself, and this is not your excuse, please let me know in the comments.
And please try to avoid “fart-logic” (see definition here), because I will smell my way through it. If you say any of the following, I will know that you really do think you are ugly.
- I couldn’t find a good picture of all of the whole family
- I am not very photogenic
- My kid(s)/pet(s) are so cute
- I couldn’t find a person to get a pic of all of us
- I can’t get everyone together at the same time for a group picture.
So look, the holiday seasons are suppose to be about feeling good (yeah sure, with a touch of religious sentiment of course). So if you send an ugly picture of yourself, I will look at it and feel better about myself and you will have added to my holiday joy! So just send the damn picture. Lighten up, we know you are ugly — we are all ugly! Sure, you could also say “We are all Beautiful”, but to put a Buddhist spin on this decidedly JudeoChristian season, we should be comfortable with being both beautiful, ugly and neither. Just send your damn pictures!
Happy Holidays ! — Love, Sabio