I’m starting 2012 with a bang. In an effort to add spice and humor to an otherwise sweet-but-ordinary ‘happy new year’ card, I may have jumped the grid just a little bit. The front was fun and family-centric…
But the back was… well… those of you who got one know what I did.
THE FLIPSIDE UNABASHEDLY FEATURED A PICTURE OF MY BABY BELLY:
Obscene and tasteless? Or cute and commemorative?
Upon seeing what I ordered via my fave online picturecard company (Tiny Prints), my Hubby and my mom freaked out (separately and without communication). “Take that off of there!” Hubby yelled at me. “You’re going to send that out to people?” my mortified mom questioned. I couldn’t understand their judgment. “Relax. It’s on the BACK. And don’t you see the clever little caption?” (And may all of life’s ‘bumps’ lead to good things…) My little new year’s wish for everybody. Get it, get it?
No, they didn’t. And then I went from feeling clever to feeling like crap.
If you were one of my immediate family members that received our card – and was offended in some way – I apologize. If you were one of my husband’s colleagues and received a copy of our card mounted on snazzy black cardstock – with no belly on the back – you now know how I spent an afternoon with glue, scissors and paper prior to mailing our card to you…
I had two reasons for the belly backside:
1) I will most likely NOT be pregnant again in this lifetime and selfishly wanted some kind of sentimental printed memory of my preggy-belly during this holiday season (mostly for me to rediscover hidden away in a box somewhere in the distant future and give myself a giggle).
2) I’ve always believed that if you’re going to do something, you should do it BIG. Make people laugh, think or at the very least roll their eyes at your shamelessness. Otherwise, where’s the fun?
Go big or go home. It’s entertainment. It’s fabulous. Ppplllllltttthhhhhhh.
DID YOU GET FLACK FOR YOUR HOLIDAY CARD THIS YEAR?