Our Christmas cards have been a “thing” ever since Max was born… the list grows every year, and people clamor by the
millions dozens handful to get added to The List so they can see the wonder that is our card, in person, and have their very own to keep for ever and ever.
The first couple of Christmases, I had the “advantage” of being on dialysis, which allowed me lots of time to handcraft beautiful little works of art. Last year, once I had gotten my transplant, I was so busy with the rest of my life that we switched to a digitally printed card, and I don’t see us going back again, unless Max takes an interest in papercrafting down the road and wants to <s>help</s> make them.
So, here they are! Feel free to borrow our ideas if you want… I probably borrowed them from someone in the first place!
2008 Max’s First Christmas
We wore our matching jammies from The Children’s Place (OMG, this year’s are SO much cuter!), decorated our headboard with Christmas lights, and had my sister take pictures.
The front of the card: Merry Christmas to All… Inside of card: And to all a Good Night!
My sister took the shots again, but this time the only prop was a big picture frame I’d gotten for 1/2 price at Michaels (I later spray painted it brown along with a dozen other frames and it’s now hanging on my living room wall as part of a gallery wall)
Sentiment: Wishing you a picture perfect holiday!
I was off work recovering from my transplant, but between doctor’s appointments, going back to work and everything else, I just couldn’t dedicate the time to make the cards, so we went all digital. Photo by Ava of Zemya Photography, in trade for creating her logo. (She also shot my gorgeous headshot that I use everywhere for my avatar! You should totally call her if you’re near the South Bay!)
And last, 2011
I promise to post the card after I mail them out, so check back in about a month!
Do you send holiday cards? How many? Do you make them or order them from somewhere?