What better way to celebrate a 50th wedding anniversary than by preserving their love forever in cardboard?
(submitted by Megan)
I want to see the photo of grandparents with the cutouts
At the Grandparents Hall Of Fame.
UPS was a lot cheaper than airfares…
I was there – it’s not photoshopped. This is my aunt and uncle. You should see the pictures we took after the shindig got going…the cardboard cutouts was the life of the party!
I have quite a few relatives whose presence would improved family events for the rest of us if they had attended ‘en cardboard’.
50th year is the cardboard anniversary, since the recession.
hahahaa, so true. This is just kinda creepy.
I’m betting G&G are on a Church mission and this is how the family keeps them involved in spirit. My boss’s daughter became a nun. While she was in the convent she couldn’t be a maid of honor her sister’s wedding. So they had a life-size cardboard cutout of her in the wedding party.
Oh My! I thought they were ghosts!
Third cousins twice removed only get to pose with cardboard Grandma and Grandpa – sorry!
Fittingly, Grandpa was Chairman of the Board.
Looks like a scene out of a bizarro movie like Little Miss Sunshine or something.
It would be more awkward if human grandma and grandpa got a photograph with the cardboard version of their respective person.
No, what would be even funnier is if the guests all brought their own cardboard cutouts and had their cutouts pose for pictures with the g ma g pa cutout.
You know if you put a slight blue glow to Grandma and Grandpa they’d look like Jedi Force Ghosts.
What a bunch of stiffs.
Well at least they weren’t stuffed. That would have been really awkward, not to mention unwieldy.
OMG that was funny
OMG, this is the best idea ever! I am totally splurging on a cardboard cutout of myself that I will have delivered to every family event from now on. It will be in the background of all the pictures and it will look like I was there! This way, I can stop going to those things and yet not be labeled as a recluse!
Seriously brilliant idea. But it would take the fun out of disfunction!
Grandma and Grandpa had an unfortunate encounter with a steamroller on the way to the party…
Some people will do anything to get the senior discount.
Flat Grandparents are the new Flat Stanley. Coming soon to a party near you.
It’s an awkward family photo WITHIN an awkward family photo! But do they cancel each other out or amplify one another? Hm, Awkward Family Photo Theory is becoming a complex field in this modern age.
An awkward photo within an awkward photo of an awkward awkward story would create a black hole
My mind has just been BLOWN.
Great idea for a wedding…. just put cardboard cut outs of the bride and groom on the altar
The ginger ale wasn’t the only thing that went flat at grandma and grandpa’s 50th.
I love how Dad is so not into this photo.
It’s the glare from the lights and the creases from the folding that make it extra-special.
Are you kidding? At $78 a plate they had to cut the guest list somewhere!
Don’t blame Grandma and Granpa for leaving early…Matlock was on.
LOL. Best comment so far.
ha ha! Matlock…
Awesome! That is totally something that my Grandmother would do!!
Can you imagine the size of the photocopier they had to use to make that copy of themselves?
You are a genius.
i have a picture just like this with the ayatollah khomeini back in the 80s.
Boy, who invited *HIM* to Grandma and Grandpa’s anniversary party?
Are you sure this is even an annivesary party? Maybe this is a restaurant that can’t afford to hire a host or hostess. “Donner party of three!! Your cardboard host and hostess will seat you now!”
Donner party ??? LMAO
Thanks for getting it.
I sometimes want to make reservations somewhere under the name Donner.
This looks photoshopped. Look at the perfect borders around G-ma and G-pa…and the shadows don’t match. The lighting hitting G-ma and G-pa is weird…completely different than the family. Oh, and whoever photoshopped this left part of the background in between the grandparents. This makes them look like cardboard cutouts.
LOL. Obviously done by amateurs. They should have photoshopped the little girls dress a little shorter too.
Despite everyone’s protestations about these images being photoshopped, this one actually is, but it’s a pretty good job. The background and the lighting are believable, but the giveaway is grandma’s shoes. Their perspective and the angle of the lighting on them doesn’t match Grandpa’s. Obviously Grandpa was there but Grandma couldn’t make it – but hey people, give ‘em credit for a good job.
Don’t get what you’re saying? Neither grandma nor grandpa are actually present it’s a cardboard picture of them?
Doesn’t look photoshopped to me except the crossbow has been removed from the girls hand.
Could be more awkward if the cutout was of a couple at their wedding complete with tux and gown. On another note: where in the world did they go to get that done? There is a business that actually makes those?
I know! I want one for my office so I can take those extra long lunches! HELLO!
pretty darned awkward – but not as much as it would be at a funeral … thankfully, that’s not the case
You just *know* this is Marney’s doing….
“Come on people; keep the lines moving! Photos with the cut-out on the right! If you absolutely *must* speak with Mr. & Mrs. Mike Byron, it’s the line on the left!”
Hey, what are you gonna do? They passed away six months ago, but the family had already booked the hall…
Oh, Andrew, that’s just wrong. (but funny)
I wonder how many people will cry photoshop before they read the caption.
I actually think this is a hilarious
and great idea for a reunion/anniversary.
They were too busy to take pictures with everyone so they had a cardboard cut out made for extended family…?
yes, so natural, so real and believable!
Perhaps the anniversary couple couldn’t attend the party in person and sent the cardboard likeness in their stead?
I’ve been to a few parties that felt like everyone there was cardboard.
I know! they’re photo shopped to hide the crossbow!!
dang I was hoping I’d be the first to say “TOTALLY PHOTOSHOPPED” haha!
Little sis is totally PO’d she has to wear her sisters dress.
More like her moms
So, do they take cardboard grandma and grandpa with them when they go out or is that a standard cardboard grandma & grandpa in front of that restaurant for anyone to use?
Could they have put the little girl in a bigger dress?
Seriously! She will NEVER outgrow that dress! It will be worn out long before it actually fits her!
I was thinking the same thing.
I guess the props store was fresh out of Darth Vader cutouts.
I guess the Jerk Store was fresh out of YOU!
I didn’t understand your hostility until I saw your name, now it is hillarious!
It’s a Seinfeld reference. *woosh/exhale* George comes up with what he believes to be the ultimate “comeback” to a workplace nemesis. The comeback is the jerk store “joke”. When his nemesis transfers to another branch, George flies all the way to the new location just to sit in one of their meetings and *breathes* use the joke on the guy. Needless to say, it back fires.
*wooooosh/woooshh* And now, my explanation is complete.
Hey, Darth! What do I care? You’re their all-time, number one best seller! I love that paper grandma and grandpa can spawn a Seinfeld reference…
Every scheme George has backfires
Kids… Grandma and Grandpa had to hit the sack early. Here – go stand by their cardboard cut-out for a picture…
Grandma and Grandpa are really one dimensional people. They lack depth of character.
Grandma and Grandpa look a bit…board.
This reminds me of a friends dad who seriously considered writing in his will that he wanted to be stuffed and mounted in the living room after death. After checking various taxidermists for prices and learning that it’s not legal to stuff a human corpse he scrapped the idea. He was fun to drink with
haha thats creepy, but im lol irl!
It isn’t legal? I recently saw something about how someone had that done for their adult son’s funeral. Perhaps he just needed to find the right place and/or person.
Was really hoping that was a holograph; leaving disappointed.
Party-goers, kids, friends, …we are too busy to pose with ALL of you…set up a card board picture of us…that will suffice
hahaha — that is great! A classic!!
Grandpa is such a cut-up!
Really? I thought he looked a little stiff…
Whomp! Whomp! Whomp! Very funny, you guys. : )
That;s nothing – wait’ll you get a load of Grandma!
Actually, they look a little bored…
Oh, Jana, you’re such a card…!
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