Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Christmas Card Greetings...

I can't remember how I stumbled upon this blog this weekend, but I am sure glad I did because she is hosting a very fun blog party. I don't know if it's the same in your household, but our load of Christmas cards this year seems to be yet another thing affected by "this economy." I keep commenting that either I've really upset some friends this year or that people are not sending cards to save a few dollars. I am pretty sure that the second reason is the answer.

So this blog party, which allows bloggers to share their family Christmas cards, will let you feel like you've received just as many cards as you would have any other year! You just have to pretend you know the people or appreciate greetings and good wishes from kind creative strangers. Take your pick!

I am excited to see what others have created, but it's kind of like that feeling of looking at wedding magazines or watching the Wedding Story after you've already had your wedding and thinking "I wish I would have thought of that!!!" I'll just have to take notes for next year...but I am pretty pleased with our card this year, both the family picture and the snowmen creations made by my twin daughters...

It started with a morning of the girls' drawing snowmen while waiting to leave for school. After seeing their family creations, I knew they had to be shared. A mommy snowman with hair - how cute is that? off to kinkos to resize and copy!

I then collected the supplies and friends and family card list...
the creating chaos I like to call it...

Added the family picture...

Typed our greeting and signature...

Attached it all together with a brad...

Put my eager little artists back to work to draw more
snowmen on the envelopes...

and then begged my husband to either remember to mail them from his office or to bring me home some stamps!

our two cards from the past two years...


I love the handmade touch to our family card this year, and especially love that we have an additional handmade blessing, our little miss izzy-belle!



  1. You have a beautiful family!! I love your Christmas Cards!

  2. Wow, what a gorgeous family you have! Love the card and the personal touches. And, I loved the first part of your blog post too =)

    Thanks so much for joining in the fun! Merry CHRISTmas to you!!!

  3. You have such a beautiful family! Thanks for the sweet comment and sharing your cards!

  4. Love the cards! So creative. You have a beautiful family!
    Thanks so much for your sweet comments about my son's Christmas card drawing.

  5. You have a gorgeous family!!!! I love these Christmas cards and the little touches you have added!! I love your blog and so glad to found it!! Merry Christmas!

  6. How FABULOUS! I love your cards!

  7. you have a BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL Family!!! LOVE the Christmas cards and the drawings!!

  8. Oh my goodness, they are Beautiful! Merry Christmas!

  9. WOW, I absolutely LOVE it!! Such a unique and fun card. And your family is absolutely beautiful!! I love that picture - and your girls' dresses are SO cute. Love it all. :) Merry Christmas!!

  10. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT!! Could your family be any more beautiful...seriously just gorgeous! I hope ya'll have a Merry Christmas!

  11. Love that it has your personal touch to it!!! You have a beautiful family!

  12. ok, so everyone has already said this but your family is BEAUTIFUL. I'm sure you'll never hear it enough though ;)

  13. OMG I LOVE YOUR PHOTOS AND CARDS! I just love your little one's dresses! those are beautiful! Thansk so much for your sweet comment! I cannot imagine what this Christmas is gonna be like w/ Shelby! So long have wanted this time to come in our lives and now that God has blessed us w/ it, i know i'll be a wreck and cry all day w/ tears of Joy and thankfulness and praise to our Lord and King! Merry Christmas and thanks for lookin at my blog and commenting! ~God bless,

  14. fantastic card ideas!!
    love the hand drawn ones
    and the photos are stunning!!

  15. So beautiful! Grandma Linda Smith


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