12.23.2010

Our Christmas Card 2010

When the first time Christmas cards crossed my mind this year, I immediately thought that would not be doing them. We had anticipated our card with Cohen on it. Like any new mom/mom-to-be, I had pictured it in my head. Since he wasn't here with us, I couldn't imagine sending one out without including his sweet face. Our year was Cohen

Brent's mom typically does a photo shoot and puts the card together. She was swamped at the end of this year, so she decided to take a break from the card making. That kind of helped my decision.

Well, the cards started rolling in. There were picture-less cards; there were cards with entire families. I guess I decided I wanted to show our family off from this year like everyone else :)  I felt weird not sending one out after we had been for so many years. I was also worried people thought I just hadn't sent them one. So, I talked to Brent and he said he was fine with whatever I thought. We agreed our most favorite picture with Cohen would go on a card. I contacted our designing friend, Jessica, as she had decided to do Christmas cards this year. She whipped something up for us and we got it within days. She also thought it would be a nice gesture and people would have a somewhat hard copy of the he picture, if the liked.

We were VERY pleased with the card.

Yes, a lot of people did tell us they cried when they got it. That wasn't our intentions, but I can totally see where it may have that affect on one.




I would love to send you all one, but that might break my bank! So, so many of you showed us love and support this year. We are so grateful. I actually did end up with extras (because Jessican's printer people are so nice) so if you must have one, let me know :) I'll see what I can do. There were many I thought about sending one too and I suppose I was just shy to ask for the address.

We've received so many beautiful cards this year. It honestly makes my day to check the mail and have Christmas cards! It's a nice change from the typical mail. I'll show my card display soon!

Thank you Jessica. Diamond Doll Designs did an excellent job :)

We've been doing cards since 2005 and I'm glad we kept the tradition going. I've been blogging since 2007, so those are:

2009

(I wouldn't waste your time reading most of those posts, haha. I was just blogging for my family to see what we were up to since we had recently moved.)

I'd love to see your Christmas card. If you blogged it, feel free to leave the link in your comment :)

*Don't forget about the giveaways for the week here!


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87 comments :

  1. What a precious card! I just love receiving Christmas cards, especially the photo ones! I just posted ours this morning! Merry Christmas!

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  2. Love the card...I just recently posted our Christmas cards. Yes, cards plural! LOL
    www.bourgs.blogspot.com

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  3. You chose a lovely card, I had to laugh at the grumpy looking Elton ornament :)

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  4. Megan, it is perfect. Thank you for sharing your journey with us this year. Merry Christmas and a Very Blessed 2011! BTW, your doggie is too adorable :)
    http://sceneofthegrime.blogspot.com

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  5. Merry Christmas! I love your card!

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  6. What a perfect card! It is simply beautiful! I too love getting Christmas cards, pictures are even better. (Love the Elton ornament!)
    Merry Christmas!

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  7. That is so beautiful. I think it's perfectly appropriate to remember the impact that your gorgeous boy has had on your year.

    We went with pictures of our "new arrival" this year: http://www.mintjulepsandmagnolias.com/2010/12/big-reveal.html (R is super camera-shy, so I always do dog photos!)

    Merry Christmas!

    xo--

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  8. It's beautiful, Megan! Merry Christmas!

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  9. Just perfect! It made me cry just looking at it.

    And I agree that a card needed to be done.

    Merry Christmas

    Renea

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  10. Your Christmas card is absolutely beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing it with us. I hope you, Brent, and Elton have a wonderful Christmas & New Years!

    Here's ours:
    http://ourneulife.blogspot.com/2010/12/very-merry-christmas.html

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  11. http://kimberly-kimberlyskorner.blogspot.com/2010/12/christmas-card-reveal.html here is our card. Love your card. So precious.

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  12. I love it! Absolutely love it!
    Merry Christmas to you. I feel like I've learned a lot from you and from this blog! Glad to have "met" you this way :)

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  13. It's absolutely perfect. What a beautiful tribute to sweet Cohen.

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  14. So beautiful and sweet. Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Your card is beautiful! I have been following a few months but rarely comment. I want to wish you a very Merry Christmas.

    http://thesidelinesoflife.blogspot.com/2010/11/our-2010-christmas-card.html

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  16. So beautiful. So eloquently worded. Fantastic card, girl.

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  17. Your card is BEAUTIFUL....just PERECT! :) Happy Holidays to you!

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  18. I love your Christmas card! So sweet!!

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  19. Wishing you a Merry Christmas filled with love, laughter, and peace:)

    Feel free to check out my card if you would like.
    http://www.sara-samandsarabridges.blogspot.com/

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  20. Forgot to say before...I love the card. It was just perfect and did bring a tear to my eye:)

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  21. What a beautiful card...thanks for sharing. Have a great holiday! I'm sharing a poem on my blog tomorrow called Merry Christmas from Heaven in honor of my mom. If you think about it, stop by....I think you'd like it. :)

    www.mrandmrseyecansee.blogspot.com

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  22. That card is perfect! I agree that everyone will love having a hard copy of that picture.
    Merry Christmas!

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  23. Your Christmas card is perfect! I love the picture of Elton added in, adorable! I will be posting ours later today or tomorrow if you want to check it out :)

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  24. Oh my goodness, what a sweet card. It's a perfect way to remember Cohen this holiday.

    Merry Christmas!

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  25. What a sweet and beautiful card. I think it's absolutely perfect. I posted ours on my blog today as well. Merry Christmas!

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  27. I think this is a beautiful card. I know if I had a friend or family member send it to me I would be profoundly touched.

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  28. this card is so beautiful! thanks for sharing it with us. merry christmas! :)

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  29. Your card is just perfect! Merry Christmas!

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  30. That card is precious!! I love it. It's perfect.

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  31. Your card is absolutely perfect! It definitely brought tears to my eyes, but it is so beautiful!

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  32. It's just perfect, Megan. I have tears in my eyes reading it. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and peace and hope for the new year.

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  33. Best. Card. Ever! It's beautiful, poignant and moving. Thank you for sharing it with your blog readers, too.

    Merry Christmas from Wisconsin!

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  34. sweet megan, what a BEAUTIFUL card! may your christmas and new year be blessed beyond measure! in my prayers always!

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  35. I think this card is a great Christmas tribute to Cohen and the time you and Brent had with him. I think Elton on the back is too cute and it made me giggle when I saw it (in a good way of course!)

    Christmas cards are always one of my favorite parts of the season..It makes going to the mailbox exciting!

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  36. It couldn't be more perfect. Beautiful.

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  37. Oh Megan, I love it. It's classic..simply beautiful. I know you'll treasure it forever. Here's to 2011...a year of happiness and hope (for all of us!).

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  38. What a lovely card...definitely made me a little teary. You are a true inspiration - I wish you a blessed and beautiful Christmas.

    Cxx

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  39. This has to be one of the best cards ever... seriously! It's perfect. I'm glad you made them. Merry Christmas.

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  40. That is an awesome and perfect card. Love it!

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  41. Beautiful Christmas card!! You guys are so graceful! Merry early Christmas!!

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  42. Your card DID make me cry...but don't feel bad about that. It's just so beautiful and so YOU to still want everyone else to continue being happy, in spite of everything you and Brent have gone through.

    I hope 2011 holds some happier memories for you. Thinkging of you, your husband, and Cohen always.

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  43. I love your Christmas card! It made me smile and cry at the same time! Here is a glimpse of our card -

    http://thackerkids.blogspot.com/2010/12/10-days.html

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  44. It's a gorgeous card! Very touching!! :)

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  45. The card turned out gorgeous! I LOVED all of your past Christmas cards they are all so creative! And I also love boston terriers!

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  46. Megan-
    It could not be more perfect! I love it so much. What a special card. I love all of your past cards too. Christmas cards are soooo my favorite thing.
    Here is the link to ours:
    http://oursnyderstories.blogspot.com/2010/12/christmas-card-reveal.html
    Merry Christmas and a blessed 2011 to you and Brent.

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  47. I love your card. It's perfect! Very nicely done!

    Here is ours: http://obietriplethreat.blogspot.com/

    Merry Christmas to you!!!

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  48. Beautiful card - Merry Christmas. Reading your blog inspires me to be a better mother - thank you.

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  49. The card is beautiful!! Merry Christmas!!

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  50. I've been reading your blog and praying for you for months now. Your card is beautiful....I love how you included Elton in the ornament. I pray you will have peace this Christmas.

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  51. What a beautiful Christmas card! Christmas cards have to be one of the most fun Christmas traditions! Merry Christmas to you and a blessed New Year!

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  52. What an absolutely beautiful card...I'm glad (and I'm sure everyone else is too) that you decided to send them out.

    Elton ornament on the back - super cute touch!

    Merry Christmas!

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  53. It's perfect:) You have had some great Christmas cards! Merry Christmas!

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  54. I think the card turned out beautiful, and I am so glad you decided to do one. Merry Christmas!

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  55. I've followed your blog since reading about Cohen on thebump. Your card is so beautiful it brought tears to my eyes. I cannot imagine how difficult Christmastime must be for you and your husband. Thinking of you this holiday season.

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  56. Your card is absolutely beautiful. Merry Christmas!!

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  57. What a beautiful card, no wonder people cried! and Jessica did a fabulous job! I just did a post on my christmas cards too.

    http://t-h-i-n-g-s-i-l-o-v-e.blogspot.com/

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  58. That is the best card I've seen all season - and it probably makes people cry (myself included) because it reminds each of us to remember what Christmas really is about - family - of which Cohen will ALWAYS be a part of yours. God Bless you and your family this Christmas season, and in 2011!

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  59. Love the card! Our Card is at
    http://jayandashconway.blogspot.com

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  60. Your card is absolutely precious. You will never know how many lives your sweet Cohen touched this year.

    My Christmas card was nothing like yours, but I posted pics of it today. www.thelifeofchelle.blogspot.ccm

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  61. I just love the card. SO precious! Merry Christmas Megan!

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  62. Your card is just beautiful Megan and was so honored to get one!! Love you!!!!

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  63. Brought tears to my eyes. Stated so perfectly. Beautiful. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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  64. beautiful card!!! i looked back at your past cards, and they are super cute!! i follow you on twitter, so you are in my thoughts, and i always think of cohen! many blessings! merry christmas to you, brent, and elton! :)

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  65. http://craigandamandanall.blogspot.com/2010/12/christmas-card-blooper.html

    Christmas card blooper! lol You've probably already seen it on FB. Love your card my dear! So so sweet.

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  66. Beautiful, beautiful Christmas card. Also love your past Christmas cards featuring Elton. Ours features our pug:

    http://bahlikeasheep.blogspot.com/2010/12/christmas-card-2010.html

    Look to have a little laugh. ;)

    Merry Christmas- Beth Ann (blog follower)

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  67. Oh my gosh, it's just perfect.

    Thank you again for your e-mail about my principal and the ornament. He sought me out the other day to tell me just how much he and his wife loved it and were touched by the gift. :)

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  68. Oh Megan, I LOVE your Christmas Card!! It is simply perfect!! I wish I could have thought of something like that when we lost our little girl.
    I wanted to share two links...one is to our Christmas card this year http://joejosdavdanmorrison.blogspot.com/2010/12/our-christmas-card.html and the other is to a favorite things about Christmas post too http://joejosdavdanmorrison.blogspot.com/2010/12/what-is-your-favorite-things-about.html
    Hope Brent & you have a wonderful Christmas & a great new year!! God Bless!!

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  69. Love all of your cards!!! They are beautiful and unique!!! Merry Christmas!!!

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  70. Your card is just absolutely stunning! You are such a beautiful person inside and out. May this Christmas and New Year bring you all that you wish for! Sending you continued prayers!

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  71. Absoultely beautfiful! I just looked at all your cards... they are ALL so good. There isn't one I love more than the other.

    Have a very Merry Christmas!

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  72. I love your card! Very sweet and it captures your year.

    Here's ours: http://www.livingwiththelowrysblog.com/2010/12/happy-holidays.html

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  73. I LOVED your card and I did tear up as well, it made my day and I hope you have a blessed new year! Much love, Becky

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  74. just found your blog, you have such a beautiful angel. What a wonderful card, so thoughtful. Have a very blesses christmas

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  75. I was catching up on your blog... I'm a regular reader and I noticed that years ago, in the post of your 2008 Christmas Card you had included the following quote:
    “I am not alone at all, I thought. I was never alone at all. And that, of course, is the message of Christmas. We are never alone. Not when the night is darkest, the wind coldest, the world seemingly most indifferent. For this is still the time God chooses.” - Taylor Caldwell

    I hope that during these days that are tugging at your heart and reminding you of what you have lost, that you will know that you are not alone and feel God's comforting hands around you.

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  76. Merry Christmas!! Your card is just perfect!

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  77. Merry Christmas!! Your card is just perfect!

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  78. Your card made my eyes well up... it is beautiful. Cohen is beautiful. Cohen will always be beautiful. I can't imagine how badly you must wish he could've stayed longer... but how blessed are you to have been his mom, and to have loved him so much while he was with you? You will always have the most beautiful angel there is watching over you.

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  79. I loved your card ... it made me cry, it was just so perfect! Hopefully, I'll get my New Years cards out tomorrow ... I knew I wouldn't have time to get Christmas ones out. Haha!

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  80. Your Christmas card is BEAUTIFUL! I had a very hard time coming up with the wording for ours - I didn't know how to include Olivia but I didn't want to leave her out, either. Yours is perfect!

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  81. Love, love, love your card. It is so sweet and perfect. :) The picture of Elton inside is so cute. All of your previous year's cards are adorable! I should scan mine so we always have a copy...

    Anyway, I posted ours on my blog: applesfalling.com.

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  82. Love it....such a beautiful card!

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