Are Photo Cards Addictive?

March 11, 2010

abe-lincoln-photoPhoto cards are a great way to share with family and friends.

Are photo cards addictive? I'm just wondering because I see them everywhere anymore. Every Christmas our mailbox is full of photo cards of family and friends. Every time one of her four children takes a new school photo or joins a sport, my cousin sends us a photo card commemorating the event.

Not that I'm complaining. I love photo cards. They're so much better than off-the-rack greeting cards, especially since I can tack them on the fridge and build my own wall of family and friend portraits with little effort whatsoever.

My grandma loves receiving them, too, and it's a cheap way to send out new family photos that can be used in frames and on fridges alike. My mother has a curio cabinet that she sticks received photo cards in; my sister-in-law frames them in a large display on her kitchen wall. My son tacks them to his bulletin board.

Ten years ago, photo cards were virtually non-existent. But today it seems as though we receive a photo card every other week. I'm considering sending one of my own every year – Grandma would probably like to get one of the kids – but I'm a little concerned. With the proliferation of photo cards (they're obviously extremely popular), I don't want to get hooked into something I can't get out of.

I mean, I already have hobbies – like aimlessly surfing through television stations when nothing is on – so I'm a little afraid that if I start sending photo cards I won't be able to stop. I could get hooked, unable to do anything else until I get my photo. It's already has a hold on nearly everyone in my family!

So, are photo cards addictive? Either that, or... they're simply fun.

Image use Creative Commons license via Flickr.

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About Brian Morris

Brian Morris serves in various capacities as a freelance writer, content developer and public relations specialist for growing small businesses. When he’s not writing, he can be found on the racquetball court - usually getting his tail kicked by guys 20 years older.

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