After sorting through all of the candidates for the holiday card, the Oxenfeldts knew this was the one.
(submitted by Evan)
I can’t stop laughing! Kudos to all the people that send these in!
The MS paint border is the best part.
this pic is from the 80′s, I had the exact same coat as the girl, and I lived in the pacific NW. couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw it, haven’t seen that coat in 30 yrs!
They could have spruced up this shot by wearing Blue Hawaiian Shirts!
Found Waldo!!!!……..and one of the Gatlin Brothers!!!
Evan – I love this! Can you please ad me to next years’ Christmas card list?
I was a recipient of this card this year! It made me laugh out loud!
Believe it or not, this was, our actual Christmas’ card; this year. Photo is from the late 80′s, – Bro
Oh, the punctuation madness on the card makes SO MUCH MORE sense now.
obviously he used incorrect punctuation in the message on purpose to drive home the point that most posters seem to have focused on…duh!
This card was really and truly sent out??? To people you like???? The mind twitches.
Where is everyone’s sense of humor??? the picture was taken in the 80′s when people dressed like that (believe it or not)….the card was sent this year when the photo looks hilarious!!!!
And to think, this family thought the photo was awkward. Who would have thought it was the grammar?!
Hey, as long as the parents look good!
You’re all caught up in grammar, but did you happen to notice the actual subject of the photo? Could they buy sis a jacket in her own size? I can’t even think of a comment for bro’s hideous jacket and where did he come from, anyway? Did they just borrow him for the pic? Please don’t judge my grammar. I don’t pretend to be an expert!
That kid looks like he stepped straight out of a Far Side panel. Absolutely precious.
Those Oxenfeldt males are sooo rude. They never wave.
The girl in the picture looks like she’s ready to get sick from looking at the color of the font and ivy edging.
As if their last name isn’t awkward enough…
Can you say Color Block late ’80′s?
You can tell that whichever one of them picked out their son’s clothes that day also chose the colour scheme for the “christmas postcard”.
I totally dig mom’s sunglasses.
The mom likes the picture because she thinks SHE looks good! Great picture!
Bonus points for awkward comma usage!
in the interest of being correct, should the card instead read “Holiday Greetings from SOME of the Oxenfeltds”???
Am I the only one who feels this is fake? The picture itself is truly horrid and deserves to be on the site but I’m not buying that this was actually sent as a Christmas card. I think that part was jazzed up by the submitter to ensure its place on Awkward Family Photos.
This photo needed no jazz to be awkward.
I must agree. No one I know would send a card like this. It’s just too awful.
The garland/ivy around the border defies description.
It might have been someone playing with a new (old) greeting card software program or training the new guy at the kiosk how to make the cards. It probably wasn’r sent out. Or maybe it was sent- when the technology/custom was new maybe they thought the novelty of it all trumped the bad picture.
Well nobody I knew in the 80′s dressed like this, but that didn’t mean they didn’t exist.
I got this card! Xmas 2010. It’s awesome and hilarious, no lies at all!
That’s some seriously Awesome Ivy around the border.
There. Are. No. Words. Except those four.
I love the sincerity of the computer-generated holly.
Looks like they used the “paint” option and drew the holly themselves.
Was he mid-sneeze?
Looks like the Woodsy Owl family.
This is exactly why people should not design their own holiday cards!
Now now, let’s not pick on the Oxenfeldts (or the Oxenfeldt’s for that matter). They drove all the way from Chicago, the guy at the dealership gave them the wrong station wagon, cousin Eddie borrowed a huge chunk of spending money off them, poor old Aunt Edna croaked on the way there and that was after that whole “dog tied to the bumper” incident…..then they got to Wally World and the dang place was closed!
It was a rough year for them, I tell you!
That is exactly what I was thinkin’!
I knew I couldn’t be the only one! :o)
That’s great! LMAO!
What’s up doc?
Darn it, you beat me to it.
Where’s Waldo? Oh, there he is!
I think Waldo is a Walda.
This world would be so perfect if everyone learned the difference between plurals and possessives.
I’m really glad that there are so many people who hate that as much as I do. We can all change the world!
Looks like we found Waldo before he even got out of the box..
i thought the same thing
Egads. Hate to see what the losing pics look like. My eyes are burning.
I guessing that the family looks fine in the majority of the photos, but this is the one that Mom looks the best in. “I’m the one who’s ordering, signing, addressing, and mailing these sum******…we’re using the one where my hair looks like Farrahs!”
okay, you do need an apostrophe after Farrah’s. just sayin’ since we’re on the grammar kick……
I agree with Renee, but other than that, you’re right on!
Why is it that so many people incorrectly use apostrophe s for plural?
I’m not sure why it is so common now, but it drives me crazy!
That and the mis-use of quotation marks!
I have to admit I’m a stickler for that stuff too, and I have to bite my tongue every time my husband gives me a card – not only does he put my name in quotation marks on the envelope, he repeats the offense in the card itself.
I know he means well, but it’s almost as if he’s mocking me. And for me to correct him would mean I’d get no more cards!
Hahahahhahahaha that is awesome, “Kelly,” if that’s your real name
The Oxenfeldt’s what…? And the T in the should not be capitalized. Just sayin’
Also, there should be no comma after “from”.
Ack! I hate that! It makes me think badly of people who send me Christmas cards like this:(
AMEN! A friend of mine went to get one of those wooden signs from a kiosk in the mall. He had to BEG them not to put that %$#@ apostrophe in our name!
Who know’s why?
This would have driven my dad nuts! When I was little, he used to challenge me to a game whenever we were in a grocery store –”The Mad Apostrophizer.” (And yes, a “the” as the first word of a title takes a capitol T.) Whoever found more misplaced apostrophes won. Of course, he would let me win. This started when I was in first grade and we played it whenever we were out to the day he died. It was a fun way to practice when I was little and just silly fun as I grew older. To this day, I feel the urge to take out my red “teacher pen” and correct signs, newspaper ads, protest posters, etc., when I see such errors. Let’s not forget misplaced capitol letters!
Sounds like a neat tradition you and your dad created!
Now, while we are in editor mode; “capitol” is a primary government city, as in “Washington D.C. is the capitol of The United States.” When we are talking about uppercase letters, the spelling is capitAl.
Sorry, MomofBoys, but you’re wrong. Capitol refers to the building itself; DC. is the capital of the United States.
Forgive me… I have “capitol” on the brain. From WI and have been at our capitol many an evening after school and on the weekends these last several days. Mea culpa.
I can really identify with your red teacher’s pen, and I’m also big on spelling errors. “Capitol” is the building where the legislature meets; a sentence begins with a capital letter. I’m queen of the red pen!
Or rather DEFINITELY.
And while we’re being picky, the comma is totally superfluous.
Sooooo agree with all of the above. Especially hate all of this when it comes from a TEACHER!!!
News flash!!! Teachers are human and make spelling mistakes on occasion. I humbly beg your pardon, Carolyn. I have learned my lesson.
I’m glad my English lit prof. is a bit more forgiving than this group!
Well, he or she shouldn’t be; after all, if anyone shouldn’t be forgiving of such elementary grammatical errors, it’s an English lit prof!
Amen! My degree is in English Lit and I never had a prof that was “forgiving” about things we should’ve learned by 4th grade.
Has no one considered the possibility that this particular holiday greeting came from the family’s exclamation point. Although in my family, that was usually the responsibility of our asterisk.
HA! I thought perhaps it was a greeting from their boat, but you are right it must be from their exclamation point!
I noticed this before the picture. HILARIOUS use of the apostrophe!
They were a little punctuation crazy with the apostrophe and comma. Those things are annoying and make it awkward to those of us that care about grammar; however, I think the real awkwardness is quite clear……
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