Wednesday, December 16, 2015

The Accidental Terrorist

Sometimes I get caught up in an idea and never really stop and think, "Wait.. it's an idea, but is it a GOOD idea?"
My Christmas Cards are a great example of this. This year I accidentally sent out Terrorist Christmas Cards.

It all started two years ago, when in my holiday panic I grew increasingly frustrated with our attempts at a family picture.  After five separate failed attempts to get a picture with everyone looking at the camera, I gave up.  So I sent out a holiday card with a picture from the Christmas before.  We were all wearing our new hoodies on Christmas Day, it was hilarious and it made me laugh.
Then I had this idea that maybe we should take our hoodies with us on vacations and take pictures of us in our hoodies at exotic locations.  It would solve the problem of trying to get everyone to smile and look at the camera.   But it doesn't really translate, case in point, our 2015 Christmas Card.
 All that is missing from the pic is some guns and we are full fledged terrorists.   I had this realization after I had the card designed and paid a couple hundred dollars for printing.   I was the one who said, "Yes, this is the pic I want on the front!!!"  I'm in love with the design, I'm always a sucker for Blue and White, and I thought our picture on the front was hilarious.  Then after I started to address them, I realized... "Oh my goodness, Aunt Edna is going to think we are terrorist."   Then I wondered... what if everyone is going to think we are terrorist!   

But I sent them anyway...  I just added a note:  PS We are not terrorists.  


oh yvonne said...

OMG, I DIE> lololol! You kill me, Wendy! I love it! :)

Malibou said...

I am so glad I found your blog again. Have always loved your sense of humour.