Each year I include our dog, Balboa, in our cards. He is part of our family after all.
The first card was a Thanksgiving photo of Anthony (6 months old) and Balboa. Then after that I used Christmas photos of Anthony with Santa one with Balboa. It’s a tradition to take the photos at my parents house during Thanksgiving. Between my father and I, one of us will get a great photo of them.
When Anthony grows up, we will still do family cards, perhaps including ALL of us in the photo. I don’t care how old and “too mature” he is for cards, he WILL be taking a picture with us. Unless he wants me to send out a card with an embarrassing photo of when he was younger.