Saturday, December 24, 2016

2016 Christmas Card Reveal...

We have a little tradition of doing Christmas cards that are, well, reflective of life around here: less formal and more this-place-is-infested-with-kids-may-as-well-find-the-humor-where-you-can.  This year, it almost didn't happen.  It's just been a whirlwind of a holiday season and I can't quite put my finger on why.  I went back and forth on whether or not to send Christmas cards.  I thought I had settled on "No.  Definitely not gonna do it.  Maybe next year."  But, then YaYa gave the girls these adorable flannel nightgowns and I just had to try.  It turns out that the photo shoot was a disaster.  My blood pressure rises just thinking about it.  I came "this close" to deleting all of the photos off of my camera before even looking at them.  That's how bad it was.  

The card that became the 2016 card was not the scene I originally envisioned.  The scene I envisioned required cooperation from my children.  I should have known.  But sometimes, the candid, unscripted moments turn out to be the best photos.  Without further ado, the CCE 2016 Christmas card reveal:
It turns out there was a "production delay" at Tiny Prints and the cards were late arriving to my house.  Then, I ran out of cards.  I apologize to everyone who expected a card in the mail and did not receive one.  Please know we send our Christmas love, missing card notwithstanding.  

And one more thing...
Tell me about it, Santa.  Welcome to my world.

Sorry for the brevity - I've got to get back to the chaos!  Wishing all of our readers a fun-filled holiday season and a blessed 2017!


  1. Personally I think you should make that cookie eating picture into the biggest canvas possible, its a most precious moment!

  2. The Christmas card photo is brilliant & I love the Santa photo

  3. LOL We had our pics taken on the 23rd (I seem to get later every year), and I made cards online that night and decided to do Happy New Year cards because no one would get it by Christmas anyway! LOL

  4. I love those less-formal-this-place-is-infested-with-kids cards! That's real life! Happy New Year!