I'm always a bit torn on this. My mom was Jewish (she recently converted) and her family is Jewish. When we make a Christmas card every year, it's a religious card, but it has photos of our kids. I know that my grandmother and aunt like to receive it, even though it's not "their" holiday, but I'm never quite sure about my uncle (aunt's brother, not husband), cousin, etc. Is it better to leave them off the list, or send them a card that's religious? And honestly, the card took *hours* to design and I don't think I'd want to try to do a different version of it, plus Chanukah isn't the Jewish Christmas so it would seem a bit odd to *make* a Chanukah version of it even if I do sometimes celebrate it myself, so there doesn't seem much point in *sending* a card if it isn't a Christmas card. I should ask them directly at some point (probably my cousin, as he'd tell me honestly without being too bothered one way or the other).
If the photos of the kids are separate (like photos you would put in a frame), could you pop them into a generic "seasons greetings" card that you bought at Wal-mart or wherever? That way you don't have to actually make a separate card. And if anyone says, "Hey, why didn't I get the fancy personalized card someone else got?" then you have their answer--they weren't offended to receive it, so you can put them back on the original list.
If there's someone you can ask, like your cousin, I would just do that as a first step, though. I think it's hard to ask some people, though, as they might feel pressured to answer a certain way. If you don't hear complaints about your current way of doing things I probably wouldn't change anything, if the change is difficult (like if the photos are printed directly in the card).Ah! Well, I think that a cookie decorating blog, or also something like a home decor blog, will skew toward mentioning a lot of holidays that aren't a big deal. A lot of times, people who have baking or home decor as a favorite hobby will use lesser holidays as an "excuse" to practice their hobby. Like...we don't necessarily do anything for Groundhog Day, it's just something that might be mentioned in passing, but hobby bakers definitely make some cute groundhog cookies.
Oh yeah. Anytime you have crafts or baking or something like that, people can do cute themes around holidays that aren't really a big deal to the general population. Or if you go by what students do in school, especially elementary school (the youngest grades)--I remember we had decorations and activities for everything
. For example, Presidents Day (mid-February) is a day off school and the mail doesn't get delivered, but no one really has parties or parades or decorates or anything like that. (It's to honor our first president, George Washington, and sometimes other presidents like Lincoln.) Unless of course you're a schoolchild, then you're coloring pictures of cherry trees and silver dollars (symbols associated with Washington).
And you can buy greeting cards for just about any holiday, even the ones where 99% of people don't send cards. If someone finds end-of-the-year cards too complicated, I think it would be cool to adopt a lesser holiday, and send cards for it. That would be unexpected and memorable.