Devoted September 2019

What is the etiquette with sending newlywed Christmas cards?

KT4ever, on October 11, 2019 at 3:54 PM Posted in Etiquette and Advice 0 7
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We got married in September and will be sending our "thank yous" in October (with our wedding picture). I'm looking at Christmas cards and there are some nice ones that say something like, "The FIRST of many happy holidays - love the newlyweds". I'm interested in that and possibly using another wedding picture for our first Christmas card together.

Is this appropriate? Most of the cards I see say, "merry and married" with the couple's wedding date or it seems like an announcement. We're not trying to make another announcement and we don't want to "overload" friends/family but I would like to do our first Christmas card as noted newlyweds.


  • Amber
    Master February 2020
    Amber ·
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    I like the "The FIRST of many happy holidays - love the newlyweds" idea! Since you got married in September, I don't think I'd use a wedding photo for the Christmas card. Either another photo of the two of you or just a card without a photo Smiley smile

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  • Caytlyn
    Champion November 2019
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    I agree with PP, I wouldn't use a wedding photo. It's great to celebrate being newlyweds and your first holidays together, but it doesn't have to be centered around your actual wedding day.

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  • Yoice
    VIP March 2019
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    I agree with this!
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  • Chandra
    Master May 2019
    Chandra ·
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    I've been thinking about this too, granted we got married in May so much less appropriate to use a wedding photo. We might just go with non photo cards this year! Next year will totally be photos because baby's first christmas!
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  • Mrs. Araj
    Expert August 2018
    Mrs. Araj ·
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    We were married last August and sent our thank you cards out in September. They only had one picture on them. We then did a Christmas card that said “first Christmas as Mr. and Mrs. “ with one wedding picture on it. We liked it and our family didn’t seem to mind.
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  • R
    Devoted September 2018
    Rachel ·
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    Disagree!! September is SO close to the holidays. If September is too far out, what is the cut off point and why? You paid good money for those photos, use them however you want to!! We were married in September and used a wedding photo for our holiday card (and had a cute first Christmas as Mr and Mrs verse inside). Our full photos didn’t come back until the new year, so we worked with our photographer to get two photos in advance to choose from for our holiday card.
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  • Maricarmen
    Expert September 2019
    Maricarmen ·
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    I too got married in September (14th) and we are thinking about using a wedding photo on our first Christmas card.
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