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Seemingly every aspect of the holiday season is different this year, so it’s only natural that the family holiday card tradition would change a bit as well. 

In lieu of picture-perfect photos, many families are getting creative with their holiday cards ― from Zoom themes to dumpster fire jokes to truly candid snapshots. 

We asked the HuffPost Parents Facebook community to share their 2020 mailers. Keep scrolling for a hilarious (and earnest) sample of holiday cards that sum up this year. 

"At least my kids will remember this Christmas ... 'Yeah, remember when Mom made us pose by a dumpster??'"

1.

“At least my kids will remember this Christmas … ‘Yeah, remember when Mom made us pose by a dumpster??'”

Courtesy of Elizabeth Rettig Konczal

"We photoshopped a special guest into ours. We thought it would bring a little humor to a dark year. :)"

2.

“We photoshopped a special guest into ours. We thought it would bring a little humor to a dark year. :)”

Courtesy Of Donna Levy

3.

Courtesy of Cindy Hinojosa Wilson

"My husband wanted me to add a dumpster fire, but I thought that might be too much."

4.

“My husband wanted me to add a dumpster fire, but I thought that might be too much.”

Courtesy of Brenna Jennings

"Season’s (6ft) Greetings! 'The Boring Twenties'"

5.

“Season’s (6ft) Greetings! ‘The Boring Twenties'”

Courtesy of Brandon and Lindsay Obenour

6.

Courtesy of Tawni Gurnee

7.

Laurie Wenzel/Courtesy of Kaite Fryer

8.

Courtesy of Karen Hicks

"This image is of our daughter, Quinn. These were originally for her birthday pictures. This was her telling me the photo shoot was over."

9.

“This image is of our daughter, Quinn. These were originally for her birthday pictures. This was her telling me the photo shoot was over.”

Courtesy of Brianna Robeson

10.

Courtesy of Mellisa Rasor-Leveillee

"Virtual Santa visit!"

11.

“Virtual Santa visit!”

Mike Behr Photography/Courtesy of Lisa Durand

12.

Courtesy of Kirsten Norsworthy

"This card template we used spoke to us as we have personally dealt with many of the items mentioned. For example, we had to evacuate due to a fire in October."

13.

“This card template we used spoke to us as we have personally dealt with many of the items mentioned. For example, we had to evacuate due to a fire in October.”

Courtesy of Kim Derrick

"Our Christmas cards have been inappropriate nine years running!"

14.

“Our Christmas cards have been inappropriate nine years running!”

Courtesy of Brittany Tretta

"We are known for sending funny production value Christmas cards to a list that has grown over the years. Past cards include confetti cannons and silly string, recreating 'Home Alone' and making a leg lamp for Christmas Story."

15.

“We are known for sending funny production value Christmas cards to a list that has grown over the years. Past cards include confetti cannons and silly string, recreating ‘Home Alone’ and making a leg lamp for Christmas Story.”

Nile Scott Studios /Courtesy of Nicole Pascarelli O’Brien

16.

Courtesy of Annie Hanna

"It's not how I ordered them, but this is what showed up. Just about sums up how this year has been going."

17.

“It’s not how I ordered them, but this is what showed up. Just about sums up how this year has been going.”

Courtesy of Jen Knisely

"Happy Holidays from the ruins of 2020!"

18.

“Happy Holidays from the ruins of 2020!”

Courtesy of Julie G. Pfrommer

19.

Courtesy of Nicole Valdron

20.

Courtesy of Christina Mireles

"The front really sums it up."

21.

“The front really sums it up.”

Courtesy of Susan Williams

22.

Courtesy of Claire Caudill Johnson

23.

Courtesy of Casey Savage Maloney

24.

Courtesy of Lauren Ladra

25.

Courtesy of Christie Pham

26.

Courtesy of Jessica McPhee Heefner

27.

Courtesy of Joy Powell Talmon

28.

Courtesy of Jenifer Greer-Sheldon

"Despite all the madness, we have come to realize how much we excel at being anti-social. It’s like our entire lives have been a dress rehearsal for 2020. Decades of awkward wall-flowering, declining (or not receiving) party invitations, and backing slowly out of rooms have forged us into hardened professional introverts. And this is exactly where we belong. We have arrived. 2020 is our time to shine. We are the kings and queens of absence, coffee-stained pajama pants, Thai food take-out, and toilet paper. Bow down."

29.

“Despite all the madness, we have come to realize how much we excel at being anti-social. It’s like our entire lives have been a dress rehearsal for 2020. Decades of awkward wall-flowering, declining (or not receiving) party invitations, and backing slowly out of rooms have forged us into hardened professional introverts. And this is exactly where we belong. We have arrived. 2020 is our time to shine. We are the kings and queens of absence, coffee-stained pajama pants, Thai food take-out, and toilet paper. Bow down.”

Courtesy of Laura Gosselin

30.

Courtesy of Nicole Robertson South

31.

Courtesy of Jamie Wallace

32.

Courtesy of Trina Eberhardt

33.

Courtesy of Becky Schmecky

34.

Courtesy of Tracey Crawford

"A friend of mine is a photographer and she did a socially distance photo shoot for us earlier in the year, when we were all pretty deep into the stay-at-home mode. I have found that maintaining a sense of humor has been the best way to maintain my sense of peace during this turbulent year!"

35.

“A friend of mine is a photographer and she did a socially distance photo shoot for us earlier in the year, when we were all pretty deep into the stay-at-home mode. I have found that maintaining a sense of humor has been the best way to maintain my sense of peace during this turbulent year!”

Isabella Rose Photography/Courtesy of Christina Herr

36.

Courtesy of Rene Stanley

37.

Courtesy of Marissa Fleisher

"We tried over here!"

38.

“We tried over here!”

Courtesy of Brooke Faill

"And in true 2020 style, I spelled my own name wrong."

39.

“And in true 2020 style, I spelled my own name wrong.”

Courtesy of Becky Kane Cunningham

"This outtake from our family photos this year completely sums up 2020 for our family, so we knew we had to put it front and center on our holiday card! After nine months of the kids remote learning, while we parents simultaneously work full time from home, we all are doing 'fine.' We are grateful for flexible work schedules, good WiFi and lots of good humor during this crazy time."

40.

“This outtake from our family photos this year completely sums up 2020 for our family, so we knew we had to put it front and center on our holiday card! After nine months of the kids remote learning, while we parents simultaneously work full time from home, we all are doing ‘fine.’ We are grateful for flexible work schedules, good WiFi and lots of good humor during this crazy time.”

Sahsha Kochanowicz Photography/Courtesy of Megan Peters

"Everything is upside down! When I picked them up I realized that I accidentally forgot to put a picture of myself on the card, but my husband made a cameo. And our family name is in black instead of white so it blends into the blue. Extra funny points for all things going wrong in 2020!"

41.

“Everything is upside down! When I picked them up I realized that I accidentally forgot to put a picture of myself on the card, but my husband made a cameo. And our family name is in black instead of white so it blends into the blue. Extra funny points for all things going wrong in 2020!”

Courtesy of Tracy Cruikshank

42.

Courtesy of Sarah Janas Nackley

43.

Courtesy Of Rachel Robertson

"I’ve never sent a holiday card like this, but when it came time I found this photo of our youngest from right after Christmas 2019. I knew we had to use it. We also sent a typical card and only sent this card to people we thought would appreciate it."

44.

“I’ve never sent a holiday card like this, but when it came time I found this photo of our youngest from right after Christmas 2019. I knew we had to use it. We also sent a typical card and only sent this card to people we thought would appreciate it.”

Courtesy of Emily Lerman

"We tried to sum up 2020 as best we could!"

45.

“We tried to sum up 2020 as best we could!”

Courtesy of Kristy Redstreake

46.

Courtesy of Caroline Holder

"Just couldn’t muster anything more joyous."

47.

“Just couldn’t muster anything more joyous.”

Courtesy of Kelly Marra Cwiertny

"We decided to send it digitally with a reminder that in lieu of sending actual printed cards we supported the #saveourstages campaign. As a family that really enjoys live entertainment, we were bereft and worried about the fate of the live events industry and we thought it was a really nice way to give back to those that have been heavily impacted."

48.

“We decided to send it digitally with a reminder that in lieu of sending actual printed cards we supported the #saveourstages campaign. As a family that really enjoys live entertainment, we were bereft and worried about the fate of the live events industry and we thought it was a really nice way to give back to those that have been heavily impacted.”

Courtesy of Ella Leitner

"Couldn’t even find a picture of us in 2020, had to repurpose a pic from 2019."

49.

“Couldn’t even find a picture of us in 2020, had to repurpose a pic from 2019.”

Courtesy of May M Martin

50.

Courtesy of Katie Mary

51.

Courtesy of Sarah Wilson

52.

Courtesy of Lisa Marsoobian

"Super rough year but we are embracing the weirdness of it!"

53.

“Super rough year but we are embracing the weirdness of it!”

Courtesy of Amanda Oliver Kop

"Picture with Santa from afar for our card!"

54.

“Picture with Santa from afar for our card!”

Courtesy of Karin Lilly Tozier

55.

Courtesy of Jilaa Niren

"I went COVID casual with our pics and card. This year was all about casual living, so we wore our COVID attire and took our pics in our backyard. Not funny, but a very real reflection of our year."

56.

“I went COVID casual with our pics and card. This year was all about casual living, so we wore our COVID attire and took our pics in our backyard. Not funny, but a very real reflection of our year.”

Courtesy of Neha Dedhia Shah

"I was over the Rockwell family pictures anyway. Great to embrace a little reality."

57.

“I was over the Rockwell family pictures anyway. Great to embrace a little reality.”

Courtesy of Jo Ellen King

58.

Courtesy of Amy Stock

59.

Courtesy of Amy Crabtree

"We tried to capture the crazy!"

60.

“We tried to capture the crazy!”

Courtesy of Lisa Nesci

Never miss a thing. Sign up to HuffPost Australia’s weekly newsletter for the latest news, exclusives and guides to achieving the good life.

Seemingly every aspect of the holiday season is different this year, so it’s only natural that the family holiday card tradition would change a bit as well. 

In lieu of picture-perfect photos, many families are getting creative with their holiday cards ― from Zoom themes to dumpster fire jokes to truly candid snapshots. 

We asked the HuffPost Parents Facebook community to share their 2020 mailers. Keep scrolling for a hilarious (and earnest) sample of holiday cards that sum up this year. 

"At least my kids will remember this Christmas ... 'Yeah, remember when Mom made us pose by a dumpster??'"

1.

"At least my kids will remember this Christmas ... 'Yeah, remember when Mom made us pose by a dumpster??'" Courtesy of Elizabeth Rettig Konczal
"We photoshopped a special guest into ours. We thought it would bring a little humor to a dark year. :)"

2.

"We photoshopped a special guest into ours. We thought it would bring a little humor to a dark year. :)" Courtesy Of Donna Levy

3.

Courtesy of Cindy Hinojosa Wilson
"My husband wanted me to add a dumpster fire, but I thought that might be too much."

4.

"My husband wanted me to add a dumpster fire, but I thought that might be too much." Courtesy of Brenna Jennings
"Season’s (6ft) Greetings! 'The Boring Twenties'"

5.

"Season’s (6ft) Greetings! 'The Boring Twenties'" Courtesy of Brandon and Lindsay Obenour

6.

Courtesy of Tawni Gurnee

7.

Laurie Wenzel/Courtesy of Kaite Fryer

8.

Courtesy of Karen Hicks
"This image is of our daughter, Quinn. These were originally for her birthday pictures. This was her telling me the photo shoot was over."

9.

"This image is of our daughter, Quinn. These were originally for her birthday pictures. This was her telling me the photo shoot was over." Courtesy of Brianna Robeson

10.

Courtesy of Mellisa Rasor-Leveillee
"Virtual Santa visit!"

11.

"Virtual Santa visit!" Mike Behr Photography/Courtesy of Lisa Durand

12.

Courtesy of Kirsten Norsworthy
"This card template we used spoke to us as we have personally dealt with many of the items mentioned. For example, we had to evacuate due to a fire in October."

13.

"This card template we used spoke to us as we have personally dealt with many of the items mentioned. For example, we had to evacuate due to a fire in October." Courtesy of Kim Derrick
"Our Christmas cards have been inappropriate nine years running!"

14.

"Our Christmas cards have been inappropriate nine years running!" Courtesy of Brittany Tretta
"We are known for sending funny production value Christmas cards to a list that has grown over the years. Past cards include confetti cannons and silly string, recreating 'Home Alone' and making a leg lamp for Christmas Story."

15.

"We are known for sending funny production value Christmas cards to a list that has grown over the years. Past cards include confetti cannons and silly string, recreating 'Home Alone' and making a leg lamp for Christmas Story." Nile Scott Studios /Courtesy of Nicole Pascarelli O'Brien

16.

Courtesy of Annie Hanna
"It's not how I ordered them, but this is what showed up. Just about sums up how this year has been going."

17.

"It's not how I ordered them, but this is what showed up. Just about sums up how this year has been going." Courtesy of Jen Knisely
"Happy Holidays from the ruins of 2020!"

18.

"Happy Holidays from the ruins of 2020!" Courtesy of Julie G. Pfrommer

19.

Courtesy of Nicole Valdron

20.

Courtesy of Christina Mireles
"The front really sums it up."

21.

"The front really sums it up." Courtesy of Susan Williams

22.

Courtesy of Claire Caudill Johnson

23.

Courtesy of Casey Savage Maloney

24.

Courtesy of Lauren Ladra

25.

Courtesy of Christie Pham

26.

Courtesy of Jessica McPhee Heefner

27.

Courtesy of Joy Powell Talmon

28.

Courtesy of Jenifer Greer-Sheldon
"Despite all the madness, we have come to realize how much we excel at being anti-social. It’s like our entire lives have been a dress rehearsal for 2020. Decades of awkward wall-flowering, declining (or not receiving) party invitations, and backing slowly out of rooms have forged us into hardened professional introverts. And this is exactly where we belong. We have arrived. 2020 is our time to shine. We are the kings and queens of absence, coffee-stained pajama pants, Thai food take-out, and toilet paper. Bow down."

29.

"Despite all the madness, we have come to realize how much we excel at being anti-social. It’s like our entire lives have been a dress rehearsal for 2020. Decades of awkward wall-flowering, declining (or not receiving) party invitations, and backing slowly out of rooms have forged us into hardened professional introverts. And this is exactly where we belong. We have arrived. 2020 is our time to shine. We are the kings and queens of absence, coffee-stained pajama pants, Thai food take-out, and toilet paper. Bow down." Courtesy of Laura Gosselin

30.

Courtesy of Nicole Robertson South

31.

Courtesy of Jamie Wallace

32.

Courtesy of Trina Eberhardt

33.

Courtesy of Becky Schmecky

34.

Courtesy of Tracey Crawford
"A friend of mine is a photographer and she did a socially distance photo shoot for us earlier in the year, when we were all pretty deep into the stay-at-home mode. I have found that maintaining a sense of humor has been the best way to maintain my sense of peace during this turbulent year!"

35.

"A friend of mine is a photographer and she did a socially distance photo shoot for us earlier in the year, when we were all pretty deep into the stay-at-home mode. I have found that maintaining a sense of humor has been the best way to maintain my sense of peace during this turbulent year!" Isabella Rose Photography/Courtesy of Christina Herr

36.

Courtesy of Rene Stanley

37.

Courtesy of Marissa Fleisher
"We tried over here!"

38.

"We tried over here!" Courtesy of Brooke Faill
"And in true 2020 style, I spelled my own name wrong."

39.

"And in true 2020 style, I spelled my own name wrong." Courtesy of Becky Kane Cunningham
"This outtake from our family photos this year completely sums up 2020 for our family, so we knew we had to put it front and center on our holiday card! After nine months of the kids remote learning, while we parents simultaneously work full time from home, we all are doing 'fine.' We are grateful for flexible work schedules, good WiFi and lots of good humor during this crazy time."

40.

"This outtake from our family photos this year completely sums up 2020 for our family, so we knew we had to put it front and center on our holiday card! After nine months of the kids remote learning, while we parents simultaneously work full time from home, we all are doing 'fine.' We are grateful for flexible work schedules, good WiFi and lots of good humor during this crazy time." Sahsha Kochanowicz Photography/Courtesy of Megan Peters
"Everything is upside down! When I picked them up I realized that I accidentally forgot to put a picture of myself on the card, but my husband made a cameo. And our family name is in black instead of white so it blends into the blue. Extra funny points for all things going wrong in 2020!"

41.

"Everything is upside down! When I picked them up I realized that I accidentally forgot to put a picture of myself on the card, but my husband made a cameo. And our family name is in black instead of white so it blends into the blue. Extra funny points for all things going wrong in 2020!" Courtesy of Tracy Cruikshank

42.

Courtesy of Sarah Janas Nackley

43.

Courtesy Of Rachel Robertson
"I’ve never sent a holiday card like this, but when it came time I found this photo of our youngest from right after Christmas 2019. I knew we had to use it. We also sent a typical card and only sent this card to people we thought would appreciate it."

44.

"I’ve never sent a holiday card like this, but when it came time I found this photo of our youngest from right after Christmas 2019. I knew we had to use it. We also sent a typical card and only sent this card to people we thought would appreciate it." Courtesy of Emily Lerman
"We tried to sum up 2020 as best we could!"

45.

"We tried to sum up 2020 as best we could!" Courtesy of Kristy Redstreake

46.

Courtesy of Caroline Holder
"Just couldn’t muster anything more joyous."

47.

"Just couldn’t muster anything more joyous." Courtesy of Kelly Marra Cwiertny
"We decided to send it digitally with a reminder that in lieu of sending actual printed cards we supported the #saveourstages campaign. As a family that really enjoys live entertainment, we were bereft and worried about the fate of the live events industry and we thought it was a really nice way to give back to those that have been heavily impacted."

48.

"We decided to send it digitally with a reminder that in lieu of sending actual printed cards we supported the #saveourstages campaign. As a family that really enjoys live entertainment, we were bereft and worried about the fate of the live events industry and we thought it was a really nice way to give back to those that have been heavily impacted." Courtesy of Ella Leitner
"Couldn’t even find a picture of us in 2020, had to repurpose a pic from 2019."

49.

"Couldn’t even find a picture of us in 2020, had to repurpose a pic from 2019." Courtesy of May M Martin

50.

Courtesy of Katie Mary

51.

Courtesy of Sarah Wilson

52.

Courtesy of Lisa Marsoobian
"Super rough year but we are embracing the weirdness of it!"

53.

"Super rough year but we are embracing the weirdness of it!" Courtesy of Amanda Oliver Kop
"Picture with Santa from afar for our card!"

54.

"Picture with Santa from afar for our card!" Courtesy of Karin Lilly Tozier

55.

Courtesy of Jilaa Niren
"I went COVID casual with our pics and card. This year was all about casual living, so we wore our COVID attire and took our pics in our backyard. Not funny, but a very real reflection of our year."

56.

"I went COVID casual with our pics and card. This year was all about casual living, so we wore our COVID attire and took our pics in our backyard. Not funny, but a very real reflection of our year." Courtesy of Neha Dedhia Shah
"I was over the Rockwell family pictures anyway. Great to embrace a little reality."

57.

"I was over the Rockwell family pictures anyway. Great to embrace a little reality." Courtesy of Jo Ellen King

58.

Courtesy of Amy Stock

59.

Courtesy of Amy Crabtree
"We tried to capture the crazy!"

60.

"We tried to capture the crazy!" Courtesy of Lisa Nesci

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