“When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things – not the great occasions – give off the greatest glow of happiness.” – Bob Hope
I know a couple who have had a family Christmas card made ever since they had very young children. They are now in their 40s and their children are now teenagers. Every year, they hang up all of the cards on a little bulletin board in their kitchen. It’s fascinating to look at their faces, their clothing, and – yes – their hairstyles.
I am resolving to do the exact same thing because it makes my heart happy to look back, to remember days gone by and to dream about the days ahead.
Here’s what we have so far (We were married in 2002, but didn’t start ordering Christmas cards until several years later):
This year will be extra special because our family photo will include four people. Actually, if you want to get technical, there were four people in the last picture too…but one of them was inside of me (Pregnancy is so amazing…and kind of weird too.).
When you get your cards this holiday season, consider the options at CrinkledNose.com, an Alabama-based company that specializes in personalized announcements, invitations, and holiday cards.
Two of my favorite designs are:
You can choose between vertical, horizontal, or folded cards.
If you prefer, you can pay a bit extra and your cards will be printed as magnets. How cool is that?
YOUR TURN: Do you order Christmas cards? Why or why not?
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WIN IT! One winner will receive 50 cards in the style (baby announcements, holiday cards, moving cards, etc.) and size of his/her choice from CrinkledNose.com. To enter, leave any topic-related comment on this post prior to Sunday, November 15th at 11:59 p.m. (Don’t forget to follow the rules…all generic comments like “Enter me!,” “Love it,” and “Cool stuff!” will be disqualified.).
*CrinkledNose.com is one of my sponsors for the Mom 2.0 Summit this February.
*UPDATE* The winner is #7 Annette D. Congratulations!