From Me to You

Posted On December 4, 2007

Filed under Confession, Digiscrapping, Holiday

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I truly did not expect that this would be our Christmas card this year. I had plans, you know. Grand plans that involved a tri-fold card and cutesy embellishments and a different picture (or three). Instead, I had to go with the one and only photo I managed to get all year with all three kids looking in the same general direction with at least a semblance of a smile on all their faces. It’s a cute picture but it doesn’t say “Christmas card” to me. Really, I’m probably the only one who’s going to give two figs. Everyone else will (most likely) love it.

Once I realized I was stuck with this pic, I tried to figure out some way to make it cuter and more holiday-y. I spent two hours this morning farting around with it and got nowhere. NOWHERE. At 10:15 a.m., I finally realized my daughter was eating frozen pancakes while I sat on the bed in Honey’s robe and screwed around on the laptop. Damn — there goes my Mother of the Year Award. Again. Sixteen years running, now, that I’ve done something to blow it. Oh, well. I figure I’ve got a couple more chances, at least.

After dinner, I headed over to Two Peas to check out the card selection. I didn’t know what I was looking for but I had a pretty good idea of what I didn’t want. Thankfully, I found something both Honey and I could live with: a Rhonna Farrer card. I did have to tinker with itΒ  a little (it actually was designed with a graphic inside the circle) but now we’re both happy and I just have to count the addresses in my planner so I can order cards. I’ve decided that my previous method of “think of a number and order, then find out I’ve got enough extra to wallpaper a bathroom” is really pretty wasteful. And expensive.

Tomorrow’s mission: Contemplate putting up the rest of the holiday decor while I actually do other things. It’s the best way I know to make sure our holiday junk stays in boxes instead of hanging all over the places I intended.

Perhaps I need to spend a little time getting in the holiday spirit. Hmmmmm. I think there’s some peppermint martini mix left over from last year …


8 Responses to “From Me to You”

  1. Angela

    I LOVE that picture and it’s perfect for a Christmas card!! You have gorgeous kids!!:D

  2. Melissa Garrett

    It’s perfect!! What a handsome bunch of kids you have. πŸ™‚

  3. Charli

    Ok, first of all, WHAT GOOD LOOKING KIDS!!! Second, how old are the boys, b/c I’ve got some teenage sisters that are very pretty…. hee!

    Those eyes! Those smiles! Do you walk around with a stick to beat the admirers off your kids?!

  4. sadira

    Oh…it’s just wonderful! And no…they’re not all dressed in fluffy sparkly clothing standing in front of a hugely overdecorated tree…then again, the boys may look a little funny if that were the case…I think it is wonderful, and a genuinely natural looking photo! Meaning…they all look happy to be together…

  5. Jen

    Oh they are so great. I will send you ours with the kids. I didn’t even think of dressing them up this year. I like spontaneous pictures for things. Posing is no fun. πŸ™‚

  6. Kuky

    I think it came out wonderfully!

  7. Angelina

    I think that’s better than any holiday card I’ve ever sent! That’s a great picture too.

  8. the vintage pearl

    I love the way it came out, very cute kids!

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