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Posting pictures of your gifts on FB

So one person posted her Hermes scarf. Another a photo of her with her iPad mini with a caption of "He really loves me!"
(this same person posted a pic of her Frye boots along with original Frye certificate a little bit back with another similar caption recently)........My thought is "really? like it took some boots for you to know he loved you?"

Anyway.

Debate topic: Posting what you received for mothers day on FB on a potentially loaded day (for the single Moms, non moms, loss moms, moms with crappy husbands, etc).......super tacky or just a happy way to share your joy?

I admit and acknowledge that much of FB is perhaps showing off ~ like, "oh I'm on vacation" or whatever (which I have done and do), but is it different when its a look at me and my super special gift thats all about me?

Dish.

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I think there are some people that feel loved through the giving of gifts. I read a book in college called "The five love languages" that talks about how some people feel loved through gifts, some through touch, some through acts of service, some through quality time, and some through words of affirmation. I really believe this is true. While I might feel love from my husband by him giving me a hug, someone else might feel love from their husband or child by the time and thought that went into giving a gift.

As for posting on FB, I think it is similar to an April Fools debate we had recently on posting joke pg announcements. I do not think it is a reasonable expectation that FB is going to never post anything about their mother's on mother's day to save the feelings of those who do not have a living mother. I do not think it is any more insensitive to post about the great mother's day gifts you received that it is to post about the great mother you have and how thankful you are to have her.

I also do not think it is different to say "Look at me, I am at the beach in this super expensive resort", than it is to say "Look at me, My DH bought me this great gift for mother's day". Neither one is more tacky than the other in my opinion.

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I posted the poem my son wrote for me. It was a school assignment but it was awesome.

The Mother's Day stuff has been intense for me as my mom died a few months ago...but I don't think it's inappropriate for anyone to post anything about it. I ended up posting a picture of my mom, actually. . .my sister did it and I thought it was nice.

In general I think posting expensive gifts on FB is a little tacky but it's really about who your friends are and who can see it. So broadly, I think it's tacky on Facebook or anywhere else to brag about expensive gifts, but among friends (on FB or anywhere) to genuinely gush about something that thrilled you is fine.

I'm not sure I answered the question.

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I try not to do it. I did take a pic of myself in my new outfit this year and text it to a select group of people. I find it really funny that I always get a pink shirt, and lately a cardigan too. They do a pretty good job picking though. I also love that DD has started listening to things I say and trying to pick presents that she knows I want, and not just things she likes. So I really wanted to show off. On the other hand, I have a close friend who is having some legal issues and cant be with her kids right now. I know it is killing her and so didnt want to brag about being with my kids today as I know it must be a really hard day for her.

So I guess I dont think these things belong on facebook, but I also feel you should know your audience. I try to keep my facebook 'friends' list paired down to people I actually communicate with, so I would think that I should know if it would be hurtful or not, however lots of people have hundreds of 'friends', so how would you know what is actually going on with all those people?

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"Potter75" wrote:

So one person posted her Hermes scarf. Another a photo of her with her iPad mini with a caption of "He really loves me!"
(this same person posted a pic of her Frye boots along with original Frye certificate a little bit back with another similar caption recently)........My thought is "really? like it took some boots for you to know he loved you?"

Anyway.

Debate topic: Posting what you received for mothers day on FB on a potentially loaded day (for the single Moms, non moms, loss moms, moms with crappy husbands, etc).......super tacky or just a happy way to share your joy?

I admit and acknowledge that much of FB is perhaps showing off ~ like, "oh I'm on vacation" or whatever (which I have done and do), but is it different when its a look at me and my super special gift thats all about me?

Dish.

I did it. I got tickets to the Prairie Home Companion from Seamus and i posted a picture of Cecilia gift to me because I told a funny story about it the other night. I was excited about going to the show. I see people post pics of tickets to shows and concerts or theme parks a lot. To me it's the equivalent of saying "I'm excited about going!" same with vacations.

Other than that I don't do it much because it feels a little weird. I try not to post too many pictures of gift opening on holidays or special occasions either.. Maybe one or two tops.

Really I think about when other people do it and it honestly depends on the person doing it... And how often they do it and if I already know them to out a lot of emphasis on material things.

I think the comment you referenced was tacky.

Also, the loaded thing... I don't really pay much attention to that. I think people should be able to celebrate things, within reason, without worrying about the people who don't. Everything one talks about in their life could potentially sting.

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"AlyssaEimers" wrote:

I think there are some people that feel loved through the giving of gifts. I read a book in college called "The five love languages" that talks about how some people feel loved through gifts, some through touch, some through acts of service, some through quality time, and some through words of affirmation. I really believe this is true. While I might feel love from my husband by him giving me a hug, someone else might feel love from their husband or child by the time and thought that went into giving a gift.

As for posting on FB, I think it is similar to an April Fools debate we had recently on posting joke pg announcements. I do not think it is a reasonable expectation that FB is going to never post anything about their mother's on mother's day to save the feelings of those who do not have a living mother. I do not think it is any more insensitive to post about the great mother's day gifts you received that it is to post about the great mother you have and how thankful you are to have her.

I also do not think it is different to say "Look at me, I am at the beach in this super.[ expensive resort", than it is to say "Look at me, My DH bought me this great gift for mother's day". Neither one is more tacky than the other in my opinion/QUOTE]

I disagree with this ~ and not due to the insensitivity notion. I posted today about how I am grateful for the wonderful mothers who I am sharing this ride with, my Mom and MIL who I am grateful for, and my husband, who made me a Mom. I got gifts, too......but to post about my gifts would feel like bragging.

I don't post photos of the christmas presents I receive. (or the ones that my kids get even. In fact, the photos that people post of a million presents under their tree make me slightly nauseous)..........same type idea. Like a "look how much we have" sort of thing.

I had a friend recently who "checked in" at a ritz carlton resort, and it felt the same way to me. Did you share photos of you at Disney World, Bonita? Because to many, that is a super exclusive thing that many families could never afford. Did you feel that it was tacky of you?

And Kim, I totally agree with you on the loaded thing. I can't tiptoe around everyones sense of hurt or loss or I could never really post anything about anything. A great meal could be an affront to someone with an eating disorder or someone with no money, a race I ran could be an affront to someone with no legs, (or me on crutches last summer), a post about my kids could hurt people with no kids.........so yes, we have to celebrate our joys within reason and I'm so with you on that.

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I think it definitely depends on the person. Small things like an iced coffee can make my day and I might post that gift. I usually don't post what I get for my birthday or Christmas or Mother's Day. I'm not big on sharing those things because I do feel like it is bragging.

If we go away I may post a few pics but mostly of the kids and I like to check in places because I'm lame and not showing off lol.

I have work friends that post about getting Coach bags and buying each of their kids 40 presents at Christmas and that's just bragging to me especially in how they do it.

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I think it depends on the post, frequency and the intent. Some people post a lot and it can be a bit much. A friend posted about 16 different pictures of her mom over the course of today. That was a bit much for me as I went through it all at the end of the day. But lots of people posted one or two and it was nice. Or people who posted the cards their kids made. I didn't actually see anyone post about gifts they received though. I could see the potential for bragging with that one, but that is life. Especially life on facebook.

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I had a friend recently who "checked in" at a ritz carlton resort, and it felt the same way to me. Did you share photos of you at Disney World, Bonita? Because to many, that is a super exclusive thing that many families could never afford. Did you feel that it was tacky of you?

No, I do not think posting vacation pictures is tacky. Neither do I think it is tacky to post a picture of a gift you are really excited about. If your intent was to be "Look at how much money I have!", that would be tacky. If your intent was to share pictures with people that you are close with of a life event, that is not tacky at all. Posting pictures on FB is the main way that I share pictures with my family. Most of my family lives in NY and DC. We only see them a few times a year, so that is how we stay in touch. Posting pictures of our family vacations is just sharing our lives with our friends and family.

Almost all of my friends on FB are people that either I or DH know in real life. I think I only have 4 or 5 people on our friends list that are from the internet. Most are either family, from church, from college, or co workers of DH.

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My favorite is when people post a picture of their tax return.

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"mommytoMR.FACE" wrote:

My favorite is when people post a picture of their tax return.

People do that?

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It doesn't really bother me one way or the other, unless it's the same person who posts stuff like that all.the.time. And considering I really don't get gifts that often, I'm probably guilty of posting everything I DO get Lol .

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I was saying that neither thing is more tacky than the other. Meaning, I do not think either is tacky.

I do not see how posting expensive vacation pictures is totally fine, but posting a nice gift is not. In my opinion, they are either both tacky or neither is.

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I've been thinking about this more and i really have to say that I really do feel different about this depending on the person who did it. I have a certain close part of my family who will often do this... All the family members, not just the parents and I find it to be very braggy in nature, but when one of my sisters in law posted pictures of a bracelet, some tickets to the nkotb show and a new phone (not one i recogized) I didn't give it much thought. I also have a lot of technophile friends due to my job and they post pictures of the new stuff they get because they are beyond excited and it just feels different than a brag about how much they have.... It is more about the excitement of a hobby, albeit an expensive hobby.

I'm not sure how I can easily pinpoint the difference between the two. Sometimes it feels braggy and sometimes it doesn't to me.

And the vacation pics pretty much never bother me even when they come from that braggy part of the family I was talking about.

Eta: and i think someone could probably make vacation pictures feel really braggy but they would have to try pretty hard IMO. I've just never seen something like that before.

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"mommytoMR.FACE" wrote:

My favorite is when people post a picture of their tax return.

I hate those people, but mostly because we never get a return

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I dont post anything about mothers day. I have 2 very good friends that were never able to have children, and 1 that had a stillborn. They have all 3 shared with me that of all the holidays mothers day was the worst. I try to respect that for them.

I do think people can and do brag on facebook.

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"freddieflounder101" wrote:

People do that?

Yep.

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"mommytoMR.FACE" wrote:

My favorite is when people post a picture of their tax return.

Seriously??? People do this? WOW!

Now to answer the debate question. Even through all my years of infertility hearing about presents other women got for Mother's day never bothered me. Our church has the policy of giving a gift to all women over the age of 18 so I never felt left out. That being said, I did post that I received from Robbie a picture he drew of me with a listing of all the reasons he loves me. I cried when I read it. It is things that Robbie makes me that matter more to me than expensive gifts but that is me.

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I posted a picture of the breakfast my son made for me.

I think really, there is no rule. Sometimes it's tacky for people to post pictures of presents. It's the way they do it, it's the way they are otherwise, it's who their friends are. I have a friend who was born in a trailer park and now is married to a man whose family owns a restaurant chain. She posts pictures all the time of the stuff she has, from her giant engagement ring to her kid's first birthday party at the Hilton, and everything else but she is so sweet about it, and she recognizes how lucky she is and that other people don't have that and it's not like she worked harder to get what she has than anyone else. So we are as excited for her as she is to get stuff.

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I don't see a problem with it. A lot of my friends posted pictures of flowers and different things they got. I don't think they were bragging, I think they were sharing something that they were excited and happy about. If anything it was bragging about their kids, look what they gave me that was so sweet.

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I posted a picture of the breakfast my son made for me.

I think really, there is no rule. Sometimes it's tacky for people to post pictures of presents. It's the way they do it, it's the way they are otherwise, it's who their friends are. I have a friend who was born in a trailer park and now is married to a man whose family owns a restaurant chain. She posts pictures all the time of the stuff she has, from her giant engagement ring to her kid's first birthday party at the Hilton, and everything else but she is so sweet about it, and she recognizes how lucky she is and that other people don't have that and it's not like she worked harder to get what she has than anyone else. So we are as excited for her as she is to get stuff.

Ooohhhh, you are way nicer than me. Posting a photo of ones engagement ring on FB is a huge no no on my tacky o - meter. A girl that I went to high school with who got divorced and is getting remarried recently did this. She is also SUPER religious and CONSTANTLY posting bible verses and the like. I don't know, maybe its just me, but it seemed super materialistic/shallow vain for someone who is so preachy like, you know? I will tell you it elicited a GIGANTIC eye roll from me Smile GIGANTIC.

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I know many people who post their engagement ring on FB as a way of announcing their engagement on FB. I would not think that was unusual at all.

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"Potter75" wrote:

Ooohhhh, you are way nicer than me. Posting a photo of ones engagement ring on FB is a huge no no on my tacky o - meter. A girl that I went to high school with who got divorced and is getting remarried recently did this. She is also SUPER religious and CONSTANTLY posting bible verses and the like. I don't know, maybe its just me, but it seemed super materialistic/shallow vain for someone who is so preachy like, you know? I will tell you it elicited a GIGANTIC eye roll from me Smile GIGANTIC.

I feel like i should be more turned off by this...but I'm not for some reason. I think its because in person so often people immediately say "Lets see it!!!" and sit there and ooh and ah over it. We've built up this culture around the whole engagement ring thing. I think as a whole it turns me off....but i can't get annoyed with this one particular part of it (sharing it on FB) any more than i can get annoyed at the whole of it.

If that makes any sense.

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Yeah ~ I firmly believe that it is super uncouth.

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I have never understood engagement rings. Different debate.

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"AlyssaEimers" wrote:

I know many people who post their engagement ring on FB as a way of announcing their engagement on FB. I would not think that was unusual at all.

Ya I don't get why that would be unusual either. What is the difference between posting a picture on FB and showing off your ring in person? That seems pretty standard when someone gets engaged.

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I was 29 when I got engaged. I never, ever stuck my ring in someone's face. If someone asked to see my ring I would show them, but, I wasn't one of those OMG *SQUEEEEEE* CHECK OUT MY AWESOME RING LOOK AT ME LOOK AT ME LOOK AT MEEEEEE shoving my ring in their face sort of immature child about my engagement ring. It was a ring, it didn't define me or change me or anything. If someone asked I would show them, but frankly I found the whole thing slightly uncomfortable. Getting engaged a little later meant that my DH could afford a pretty nice ring, and I didn't like feeling judged or whatever for my ring, either. To me putting a picture of ones ring on FB is as obnoxious as being that silly girl shoving her ring in peoples face. It just isn't the way I was raised.

Gloria you nailed it when you say its "showing off". I think its showing off too and showing off is uncomfortable to me in such a broad format. I have former work colleagues and whatnot on FB ~ the thought of "showing off" jewelry in front of them is very odd, to me.

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That engagement ring squee is very common. I have never connected with it, and we skipped the engagement ring thing completely because of both of our feelings about it, but most of the people I work with do that big show-off moment and everybody squeals and whatnot. It's pretty traditional. (I just don't relate.)

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"Potter75" wrote:

I was 29 when I got engaged. I never, ever stuck my ring in someone's face. If someone asked to see my ring I would show them, but, I wasn't one of those OMG *SQUEEEEEE* CHECK OUT MY AWESOME RING LOOK AT ME LOOK AT ME LOOK AT MEEEEEE shoving my ring in their face sort of immature child about my engagement ring. It was a ring, it didn't define me or change me or anything. If someone asked I would show them, but frankly I found the whole thing slightly uncomfortable. Getting engaged a little later meant that my DH could afford a pretty nice ring, and I didn't like feeling judged or whatever for my ring, either. To me putting a picture of ones ring on FB is as obnoxious as being that silly girl shoving her ring in peoples face. It just isn't the way I was raised.

Gloria you nailed it when you say its "showing off". I think its showing off too and showing off is uncomfortable to me in such a broad format. I have former work colleagues and whatnot on FB ~ the thought of "showing off" jewelry in front of them is very odd, to me.

I agree with this...and i think thats what I mean. I take issue with the whole engagement ring behavior in general...for me its not a facebook thing, its an engagement ring thing.

ETA: and the showing it thing is def awkward. I was on the opposite side of the spectrum. We were still in college when we were engaged. Seamus scrounged up money from his summer job to buy me an engagement ring. Its not big or flashy, its small and simple. Its extremely awkward when some would ask to see it and you could tell that they were trying to find something to say and were self conscious about how they sounded, being mindful that they didn't sound 'not so impressed'. Even if how big it was didn't matter to them...you could tell some people were afraid whatever they said MIGHT sound like it mattered to them and you know, people just get all weird and look uncomfortable while they say whatever they decide to say.

yeah...awkward.

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"Potter75" wrote:

I was 29 when I got engaged. I never, ever stuck my ring in someone's face. If someone asked to see my ring I would show them, but, I wasn't one of those OMG *SQUEEEEEE* CHECK OUT MY AWESOME RING LOOK AT ME LOOK AT ME LOOK AT MEEEEEE shoving my ring in their face sort of immature child about my engagement ring. It was a ring, it didn't define me or change me or anything. If someone asked I would show them, but frankly I found the whole thing slightly uncomfortable. Getting engaged a little later meant that my DH could afford a pretty nice ring, and I didn't like feeling judged or whatever for my ring, either. To me putting a picture of ones ring on FB is as obnoxious as being that silly girl shoving her ring in peoples face. It just isn't the way I was raised.

Gloria you nailed it when you say its "showing off". I think its showing off too and showing off is uncomfortable to me in such a broad format. I have former work colleagues and whatnot on FB ~ the thought of "showing off" jewelry in front of them is very odd, to me.

I have always seen it more of a 'look I'm engaged' then a 'look at my fancy ring'. I remember when we got engaged we were both in college and I knew it was coming. He asked me over the weekend and when I got back to school the next monday I was all 'look! look! look!' and waiving my ring around, but I didnt really mean 'look at my ring', more of a 'look, I have a ring' kwim? I personally havent seen an engagement ring pic on facebook, but I think that is how I would take it.

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"Potter75" wrote:

I was 29 when I got engaged. I never, ever stuck my ring in someone's face. If someone asked to see my ring I would show them, but, I wasn't one of those OMG *SQUEEEEEE* CHECK OUT MY AWESOME RING LOOK AT ME LOOK AT ME LOOK AT MEEEEEE shoving my ring in their face sort of immature child about my engagement ring. It was a ring, it didn't define me or change me or anything. If someone asked I would show them, but frankly I found the whole thing slightly uncomfortable. Getting engaged a little later meant that my DH could afford a pretty nice ring, and I didn't like feeling judged or whatever for my ring, either. To me putting a picture of ones ring on FB is as obnoxious as being that silly girl shoving her ring in peoples face. It just isn't the way I was raised.

Gloria you nailed it when you say its "showing off". I think its showing off too and showing off is uncomfortable to me in such a broad format. I have former work colleagues and whatnot on FB ~ the thought of "showing off" jewelry in front of them is very odd, to me.

I have always seen it more of a 'look I'm engaged' then a 'look at my fancy ring'. I remember when we got engaged we were both in college and I knew it was coming. He asked me over the weekend and when I got back to school the next monday I was all 'look! look! look!' and waiving my ring around, but I didnt really mean 'look at my ring', more of a 'look, I have a ring' kwim? I personally havent seen an engagement ring pic on facebook, but I think that is how I would take it.

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When I see women showing off their rings, they really do seem to be showing off their rings. I think that's part of my distaste for it, having people gather to look at a (presumably costly) piece of jewelry.

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I remember back to when I got engaged. My ring was not expensive at all. We were poor college students and a $500 ring was all that DH could do. I treasured that ring though just as much as if it was $5 million. When I showed my ring to people it was not because I was saying "Look at my fancy ring" at all. It was because I was saying "I AM GETTING MARRIED! Squeal!"

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When I got engaged I did not have a ring for a few weeks. Heck I am the one that proposed. When I did get a ring it was my MIL's (DH's dad died when he was 3) and I loved the significance and told everyone. The ring was not really the style I would have chosen, and cost way more then we could ever afford but for me it was the symbol. We now wear our 10th anniversary rings which I picked out for both of us.

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Sometimes it can be annoying, for instance when one person goes on vacation and checks into every.single.place. they stop. I'm glad for you, but I'm not sure why the world needs to know you chose Denny's for breakfast, ya know?
The people who post loads of pics of gifts do come off a bit braggy to me, but that's just my take on it. It isn't something that makes me think less of them, it just isn't something that I would do personally.

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On the whole, I don't personally post gifts, but I did post a picture of an amazing Matroyshka doll ring that I got as a gift. It's like a crazy miniature wearable sculpture. And yep, there is a tiny one inside. It was something so unexpected and it just blew my mind. Plus, although I am very minimalist, I have a collection of nesting dolls that I started as a child. -So, in my mind it was all about that rather than look at me and my gift.

It is totally a case by case issue for me.

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I roll my eyes at anyone posting pics of this xmas gift or that mother's day gift. Maybe I have little tolerance or whatever but I just find it superficial and egotistical. Like, hey y'all LOOK AT MY COOL A$$ $HIT THAT I GOT AND LIKE OMG I'M SUPER SPOILED or whatever. Don't care to bother responding to that and if I did it would come off sounding so yawn-ish and fake. I can't fake enthused or even like I care. Vacays, IMO, are totally different. You're sharing your enjoyment and emotions about it, not how much the freaking resort cost or how expensive it is to stay in @#$%% country. If someone took a picture of the plane ticket or hotel bill at checkout and posted it that would be stupid and pointless, just like posting a pic of a ring would be (to me).

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I posted a video of the kids opening the Wii several years ago when we bought it because its hilarious to listen to how excited they were. I'm pretty sure Aodhan thought we would never get one so it was really cute to see his reaction.

I really do think people share things like that for other reasons than just to show off sometimes

ETA: Or for lillian's first communion, i posted a couple of gift related pictures. These are them:

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The first one I like because it captured a moment. I like taking pictures of special occasions and capturing the day. Opening gifts is part of many special days. My mother in law had just plopped that big bowl of clams down next to lillian before i snapped that photo. She loves clams so anytime we have a celebration for lillian, there are almost always clams. It was just a nice photo to me.

The second one was a gift from her godparents who couldn't be there. My brother and sister-in-law. I thought they would appreciate the photo.

They were only 2 of 20 photos i shared. All the rest were of other things. I typically don't ignore gift giving in its entirety when taking photos on a special day, because its part of the day.

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I agree...sometimes people are just excited or love the reactions in the photos or videos. Like...let's say someone bought me a Kitchen Aid Mixer. I might post it because I often post pictures of baked goods, so people would totally get why I was excited and look forward to more baked goods pictures without thinking about the cost.

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"KimPossible" wrote:

I posted a video of the kids opening the Wii several years ago when we bought it because its hilarious to listen to how excited they were. I'm pretty sure Aodhan thought we would never get one so it was really cute to see his reaction.

I really do think people share things like that for other reasons than just to show off sometimes

ETA: Or for lillian's first communion, i posted a couple of gift related pictures. These are them:

and

The first one I like because it captured a moment. I like taking pictures of special occasions and capturing the day. Opening gifts is part of many special days. My mother in law had just plopped that big bowl of clams down next to lillian before i snapped that photo. She loves clams so anytime we have a celebration for lillian, there are almost always clams. It was just a nice photo to me.

The second one was a gift from her godparents who couldn't be there. My brother and sister-in-law. I thought they would appreciate the photo.

They were only 2 of 20 photos i shared. All the rest were of other things. I typically don't ignore gift giving in its entirety when taking photos on a special day, because its part of the day.

You have a very beautiful daughter.

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As an aside, I never post pictures while I am on vacation. Only after I have gotten back. I have never understood advertising that you are out of town so that the whole world knows that your house is empty and a perfect target for a break in.

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I have been thinking about this, and have decided that in general I dont mind the one off excited 'look what I got' pic, though if done too often they do come off as braggy. What I really hate though are the ones where people pile all the gifts together from a birthday or christmas and take a picture of them all together. I see this most often with kids gifts. To me that is nothing but 'hey, look at all the loot my kids got, arent they so spoiled' and I find it very tacky.

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Ooh, what about Christmas trees? Is that taboo too? Because Christmas trees are often photographed with all the presents underneath.

I love the way a christmas tree looks with all the pretty packages underneath.

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Kim, those pictures are great and she's beautiful!

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"KimPossible" wrote:

Ooh, what about Christmas trees? Is that taboo too? Because Christmas trees are often photographed with all the presents underneath.

I love the way a christmas tree looks with all the pretty packages underneath.

I never do them as it feels braggy. Then again as my kids only get three gifts ours wouldn't be all that braggy Smile I also don't post photos of our Christmas lights. I did once and immediately took it down as I felt as though I was showing off my house. Obviously it's something I worry about/ am sensitive to.

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I have never taken a GOOD picture of our Christmas tree. Maybe this year now that I'm taking a photography class!

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"Potter75" wrote:

I never do them as it feels braggy. Then again as my kids only get three gifts ours wouldn't be all that braggy Smile I also don't post photos of our Christmas lights. I did once and immediately took it down as I felt as though I was showing off my house. Obviously it's something I worry about/ am sensitive to.

I guess i never thought to myself that my friends that i've chosen to friend on facebook, whom i've decided i want to share my life with in this social media way, would consider those typical parts of holidays and celebrations as me trying to brag. But I'd like to think that I'm presenting them in a way that doesn't seem braggy. I think I'm just going to keep thinking that LOL.

And thanks ladies on the nice words about Lillian. Like Bonita with Alyssa, i really can't believe she's 8.

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"freddieflounder101" wrote:

I have never taken a GOOD picture of our Christmas tree. Maybe this year now that I'm taking a photography class!

Laurie, i actually can't take good pictures of Christmas trees either. I like to think i do alright with the camera for a hobbyist with no proper education in photography, but i'm never truly happy with my Christmas tree photos. If you learn any good tricks, please tell me! Smile

The other thing i want to learn is how to take good stage photos, like when the kids have concerts or dance recitals.

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"KimPossible" wrote:

I guess i never thought to myself that my friends that i've chosen to friend on facebook, whom i've decided i want to share my life with in this social media way, would consider those typical parts of holidays and celebrations as me trying to brag. But I'd like to think that I'm presenting them in a way that doesn't seem braggy. I think I'm just going to keep thinking that LOL.

That is exactly my feeling. I don't add a bunch of people to FB that I don't know they are friends and family. The funny thing is that when I post pictures it is usually the opposite, I am bragging because I got such a good bargain. Like when I bought this used Christmas tree on Craigslist I was so excited because I wanted a big tree for my foyer but they are so expensive I couldn't afford one, so I had been searching for a good deal for awhile and when I finally found one I posted it for everyone to see.

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