What do YOU do with your Christmas cards? If you are like most people you look at them for 30 seconds, put it in the pile with the other Christmas cards, then throw them all out on Dec 26th.
Don't over analyze your card. If you like it, send it. No one else is going to think twice about it.
I will admit though, in the 30 seconds that I am glancing at a card, I do smile more over a beautiful family photo where as I'd be more likely to toss your card down sooner since I'm not a fan of the "my kids won't smile in photos for some reason and this is the best shot we got" look. No matter the pose I'd be throwing it out on Dec 26
Really? You don't keep the pictures of your family members or close friends?
That's so weird to me. Christmas cards are the only photos I get all year of some family members. I keep them.