Wednesday, December 15, 2010

How to Write a Christmas Card

First, you remember that last year you vowed to make it simple.  And be done by December 1st.

Then you win a photo session with a local photographer and you need to wait until December 4th so you can use those darling pictures for your card.  
How did I not notice Greg left the house wearing Graham's cowboy boots?  This was the only moment Lauren was not screaming at Santa. 

Then you need to wait some more for the said photos to be touched up due to Santa having a hole in in pants.  Oops.  (Really?!)

Then you just accept the fact that getting all three minis in the same picture looking good together will not happen again this year so you call your friend, Natalie at Natty Sue Designs to do some Christmas Card Photo Magic!
Like she did last year...

She works her magic in less than a day!!  I LOVE her!  
Then I write a newsletter (Dan likes that we do this) that doesn't sound braggy or weird or boring.

While Dan picks up the photos at CostCo tonight I will address, stamp and fold the letters for the over 100 (large family) cards to send out.  

While I drink a cup of something from here...

and listen to Greg reading a story to LuLu.

Worth the wait...they'll get there before Christmas!
But NEXT YEAR...I'm keeping it simple!


Randall @ Happy For This Moment said...

Oh but it's so CUTE! With no kids we even had very few good photos to pick from and none of the good ones included our new dog. Oh well!

kjtroxel said...

I like the picture :)
It has this American Gothic somber feel to it :) And your kidlets are gorgeous!
This year we are sending out Happy New Year cards because although I love this season...this year sucked for us and I couldn't word it happy enough :)

Twice as Nice said...

You just have to remember that pictures are priceless. I think the less posed and unexpected pictures are the best. Yours turned out great.

Dysfunctional Mom said...

I love the card, and the Santa pic! Your kids are too cute.

Fritzi Marie said...

That photo just melts my heart. My favorite part is Greg's coyboy boots and LuLu's little face. I also love that LuLu and Graham are holding hands. Precious. I hope I get one so I can put it up on my fridge.

love you,

Emily said...

I'm ashamed to admit I've never done a christmas card. Check this christmas card out it had me laughing out loud. I