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Tell me about your Christmas cards – – –
Is your preference a traditional card or a photo card?
I used to always send traditional cards and include photos of the kids in only select cards. Then, a few years ago, we switched to the photo cards instead. I LOVE receiving them from others – because I love seeing updated pictures and comparing how the kids (and families) grow from one year to the next.
Do you write a Christmas letter (either to go with your cards or in place of them)?
Honestly, I used to think Christmas letters were dorky, and just another means of bragging about the kids. But, we have so many long-distance friends that we do not see at all, or very rarely, and it has become almost a necessity to write an update letter each year. I’ve started to enjoy receiving them (except for the occasional brag-fest); so I can only hope that those who receive mine appreciate them. Last year, I wrote a poem instead of a letter. Some year, I think we’ll do a crossword or word search puzzle. Or maybe we’ll try a story card.
Do you get your cards mailed out early (we’re talking Thanksgiving here, people!) or late (New Years, anyone?!)?
Me, I’m somewhere in the middle. Ideally, I’d like to get them out the first week of December. Most years, that works.
Are you creative with your cards or . . . the alternative? (no offense!)
I try to be creative. Hence last year’s poem. Oh, and I thought our cards turned out pretty darn cool last year, if I do say so myself. I used a large picture of my kids, and 3 smaller pictures – one of Ashley’s fingers on the guitar, one of Gracie’s fingers on the violin, and one of Ian’s little hand pushing a matchbox car. I got lots of compliments on it. Thing is, I have NO IDEA how to top it this year! LOL
Oh, and did I mention that Brian is pretty adamant about the card saying “Merry Christmas” (or at least something that suggests that we are Christians and not “politically correct”)? I’m considering going with this card this year. If you’re on my Christmas card list, please don’t look, ok?!
Tell me about YOUR CARDS . . .