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:
(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!