Sunday, September 07, 2008
Do you find it difficult to buy that perfect greeting card when you feel slightly disconnected with a loved one, or an in- law? A few of my friends have admitted spending hours on the hunt for the card that won't offend, but isn't too mushy!
Like the few years before divorce, when the hubby isn't exactly your love bug anymore! Or that mother in law who criticizes everything you do with her scrunched up face of disdain. Not wanting to disappoint her son you succumb to the mushy card, feeling like a total fake. Of course everyone knows of at least one crass father who regularly farts loudly making a spectacle of himself in a posh restaurant. Somehow that same dad would be devastated if he wasn't acknowledged during special occasions.
Finding a card for a dad who's been a large void in your life can be horrid.As a loving person you don't have the heart to hurt him, because there's always that sprinkle of hope for a mended relationship. You can't exactly refer to him as helpful, loving, or thoughtful, because he isn't! A stepmother who resents you and has always put her kids before you is another hard one to buy for. But your dad gets mad because you avoid her birthday so you don't have to find a card. Sometimes you resort to funny cards! Still you have to be very careful..... there are many more situations similar to this. So I have done a few cards trying to capture those moments, this is just one I came up with! I thought it could be taken many ways and applicable to many situations without being offensive. Please tell me what you think, all input from every perspective is appreciated?