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Christmas Cards

Question:  Do you mail out Christmas cards or family picture cards, send a mass email to everyone in your inbox or skip it all together?  Andy and I have been married 10 years, and over the 10 years we continue to get fewer and fewer cards each year.  I think it’s sad.  I love opening my mailbox during the month of December and finding a card or 2 in it!  I used to mail out over 40 cards, now I’m down to 23.  My rule of thumb is if I don’t get a card from you, you won’t get a card from me.  At the end of the month I go through the cards we received and make my card list for the next year.

This year I made my cards.  Since having the boys I have always sent out a picture card, but this year I decided that a.) no one cares to have a picture of my kids unless they are family, and if they are family they already have a picture, so why stress myself out over getting a ‘perfect’ picture of the boys?, and b.) why spend so much money on the picture card when it’s going to just get thrown out?  So I went to my scrapbooking supplies and picked out some paper that would work to make a bunch of cards.  Here are the 3 designs I ended up with. 


I’m pretty happy with how they turned out.  Now on to addressing the envelopes and signing each card.  I do write a personal note to a few people so will need to get working on those, also.  Seriously, Thanksgiving is only 2 weeks away!  That means I’ll be mailing these babies out in about 3 weeks!  This month is already flying by!  I’m actually starting to get stressed out that I am so far behind on my shopping!  I am not a last minute shopper, this is the farthest I’ve ever been behind!!!  Yikes!

Heads up, Miss Holly and I are going to do a joint link up about Thanksgiving later in the month.  Details to come soon! 

Have a great week!



  1. Hey girl. Yes I send cards as well - a few years I have skipped out, but I try to keep up. Yours are super cute. I can't wait for Turkey Day link-up - yay!! Hope your weekend went well.

  2. Those are so cute... great job! I'm envious of your crafty-ness because I sooo don't have that talent! I will probably send out picture cards this year but I need to get on it!

  3. Super cute cards!!! We still mail out picture cards! Maybe all of us blog girls should mail each other out cards that would be fun?!

  4. You are Queen Crafty, Erin!! We usually send out a family photo card, but last year I had just had Olive and didn't have time to wait for them to be processed and come in the mail, so I picked up a box from Target.

    These are really cute! And I am really excited for our big linkup-- it will be mucho fun-o. :)

  5. Good point on the cards Erin! I always worry about the pic every year but makes me think about it not worry about it now. We will see! Very creative cards. I don't have any creative bones in my body!!! Can't wait for the link-up!