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Why Do We Send Photo Portraits of our Kids for the Holidays?

Published by Wednesday Martin
These contemporary artifacts demonstrate that children, our most precious possessions, are on display during the holidays
These contemporary artifacts demonstrate that children, our most precious possessions, are on display during the holidays

Across the country, it's holiday time. That means holiday cards. These cards often highlight family and particularly children. Usually the card itself is a family portrait, or a portrait of the kids. Ever wonder why?


Dad's getting wed? How to cope as an adult stepchild

Published by Wednesday Martin
When Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles married eight years ago, these royals did something utterly common: they formed a uniquely modern stepfamily.
When Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles married eight years ago, these royals did something utterly common: they formed a uniquely modern stepfamily.

When Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles married eight years ago, these royals did something utterly common. They formed a stepfamily of a particular sort - one uniquely modern, every day more widespread yet significantly “under the radar.” Each had adult offspring - the now-Duchess’s son was 31 and her daughter 27, while Princes William and Harry were 22 and 20, respectively.