I work as a preschool teacher. One of my fellow teachers gave each of her students a Christmas card (my child is in her class). When I opened it, I was floored to find an "artistic" glamour photo of her inside which had her in a solid white outfit draped in tinsel with a scowl look on her face while leaning on a set of blocks that read "JOY". She is a pretty grumpy older lady, and the picture looks like something that you would see on Awkward Family Photos.
I have two questions: Do I need to actually acknowledge the photo to her or is it okay if I just have my daughter say thank you? As a fellow teacher, should I give a heads up to our director that she included the picture in the cards? We are a privately owned school, and I have a strong sense that the director would be really embarrassed that parents are receiving this photo and more importantly, I think a few parents may call her and complain.