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BrendaReeves
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on 11/06/2012

Is this funny, dumb or rude. http://www.zazzle.com/golden_retriever_santa_cards-137102665879831340


Brenda Reeves
dustytoes
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on 11/06/2012

I love the photo, but I don't really get the text.

Maybe it's just me.

It looks to me like the dog is uninterested and thinking, "ya, ya, merry Christmas and whatever".

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katiem2
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on 11/06/2012

I too like the image. I'm a real prude when it comes to potty topics. BUT this breed is among the smartest is it not?  If so I feel the text is bit dumb downed for such pet owners. 

I would include text like, This picture is photo shopped there is no way I'd be caught out doing my shopping in a hat like that, I prefer ear muffs. 

BUT again the customer has the option to change it right???


lobobrandon
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on 11/06/2012

Why not add a better background? The picture looks great, imagine it with a sort of Christmas background? You know something in green and red rather than plain black?


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sheilamarie
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on 11/06/2012

I, too, love the photo! I would probably purchase a card with an image like that. My sister had a golden retriever that has passed away this year, and I know she'd love the card.

But I have to agree with Katie and Dustytoes about the text. I never send cards that have potty humor. 

I'll bet you could think of some other text to put inside the card or even leave the card blank, as the picture has a story of its own.


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Mira
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on 11/06/2012

I, too, love the photo! I for one think it's super as it is. No idea what I would put for text, though.


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Sam
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on 11/06/2012

Photo: great shot, yours? Put the dog more off center and change the background

Text: At least give the customer the option to change it.


BrendaReeves
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on 11/06/2012

Thank you all. My friends on FB thought it was funny, but only three responded. I guess that tells me something. It just goes to show you, always follow your instincts. I questioned it myself, and that's why I asked for everyone's input. Although I do have a golden retriever, that is a photo from Pixabay.

Back to the drawing board. Thanks again everyone.


Brenda Reeves
2uesday
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on 11/06/2012

Hi Brenda, I would reduce the size of the photo not too much just to give room for a color around it. Then add a red background (surround)  try adding a text under the photo,  in a color that shows up well  on the red, try a script font like the one called freehand tight and try a size 8 or 9 so it fits below the image.

I tried to think of a caption to go on the front but the only one I could think of was this -

" Its that time of year again,with silly hats and photos to prove it."  

or maybe  - 'Happy Christmas from Santa Claws.'

 

I would leave the text off the second page as some people like to write their own messages there.

Sorry Brenda, I was a bit late posting this.

 

BrendaReeves
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on 11/06/2012

Thank you 2uesday.


Brenda Reeves
dustytoes
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on 11/06/2012

Also just as an afterthought Brenda, and you certainly don't have to listen to me, but the text is a bit large for a 5x7 inch card.

When I first began making cards at Z, I made my text way too big and I think yours could be quite a bit smaller and still look good.


BrendaReeves
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on 11/06/2012

Thanks Pam.


Brenda Reeves
dustytoes
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on 11/06/2012

You're welcome.


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