Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 324

Christmas cards in the USA

So, in the UK, we send Christmas cards that we bought at the shop/supermarket/discount store/posh shop or we make them with crafty bits or our child’s scribbles become the main feature of the card to amuse and delight the recipient. Yes, this happens in the USA too – that’s pretty normal and standard.

BUT, the other thing that happens in the USA is the personalised photo card with ‘Happy Holidays from the SoandSo Family’ and ‘Seasons Greetings from Thingymabob Family’.

I love these! There are serious ones and smug ones, cheesey ones and funny ones. These cards are not be mocked in any way – holiday cards are serious business.

For me, though, the quirkier, more weird, oddball or hilarious the better…

Poor Jimmy.....

Poor Jimmy…..

Kind of weird

Kind of weird


The merry wives of somewhere…..

Ben and Daisy

Ben and Daisy

Single, with cat

Single, with cat

Oh hahaha! (Bad parents...)

Oh hahaha! (Bad parents…)

Just no.

Just no.

There are plenty others to be amused by here.

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3 Responses to Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 324

  1. The photo cards are something that really took off with the advent of digital cameras. And then online services like Kodak starting offering them. I would say ten – fifteen years ago.

  2. EmmaK says:

    Here’s a pretty funny list of things that Brits say that are unbelievably annoying: such as:

    mind the gap–umm, I’m not blind you minging pillock

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