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Awkward Family Photos

Here is the winning picture in this year’s Awkward Family Photos holiday contest:

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The kid in the front with the scowling face  – now a grown-up – submitted it to awkwardfamilyphotos.com; apparently as a child, she didn’t much like Christmas at Grandma’s.

Here’s another of the site’s contenders for most awkward holiday photo:

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Awkward Family Photos started about four years ago as a blog when one of the site’s founders spotted a family picture hanging over his parent’s mantle.  He figured there must be plenty of other people out there with laugh-out-loud awkward family photos – and there are. Today, the blog has become a favorite destination for people to submit photos or just browse, and its Christmas edition, with its bad sweaters, scary Santas and sullen teens, is its crowning glory.

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The site’s main audience is Gen-Xers with 70s nostalgia – but there’s plenty of opportunity here for seniors with personal collections of awkward photos. If you want to embarrass an offspring and you have a photo like this

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or this

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or an old picture of you and your honey

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go for it.

The site doesn’t publish all submitted photos, but you stand a pretty good chance if you have some old doozies that you can scan or have scanned. If you end up on Awkward Family Photos, be sure to post a link to in the comments box below!

 

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