You expect to see Santa, snow and a few robins - maybe even a sprig of holly.
But you don't really expect to see assault rifles, naked flesh and scary clowns.
We've collated some of the most unique family Christmas cards you could hope to lay eyes upon.
We've been sending cards for more than 150 years.
But dying are the days when glittery greetings clatter through the letterbox onto the front doormat.
Most of us are expected to send just ten cards each this year - compared to an average of 30 in 2007.
In the UK, Christmas cards account for almost half of all greeting card sales – nearly 670 million – mostly printed in China, sold in 2010. The average family spends around £14 on Christmas cards.
All you need to know about Xmas cards - read more here