Right now I am surrounded by digitally crafted holiday cards featuring photos of my friends’ children, and emblazoned with the suggestion that I have a happy holiday season. Sometimes my friends’ dogs get a small square of the card, and sometimes even the grown-ups make an appearance.

These cards, while no doubt made with a great deal of heart and soul, will probably find their way to the trash can by January 5th or so (harsh reality). In the meantime, while I am savoring the sweetness of watching the next generation slowly usurp me year by year — in santa hats, no less! — here is a gallery of some of the sillier holiday cards out there in the world:[ITPGallery]