Saturday, November 27, 2010

The Holiday Card

Every year, usually around August, I begin to plan how my Holiday card will look.

Yes, August.

You see, I have a reputation to uphold. It seems that some of my husband's relatives can't wait to see what I will come up with. He has one aunt who, after receiving it in the mail, displays it promptly on her refrigerator. It is the only card, she says, that she will place there.

I feel so flattered and quite honored.

Yet, with this honor, there is a feeling of pressure. Can I think of something cool? Can I top last year's card?

Here are some of my favorites from past years:

2001: This one pulls at my heartstrings. Our card that year was a tribute to those lost on 9/11.

2002: This card was created by my oldest, W. He drew a picture of our family. Notice the baby in my belly, which, of course, was T.

2006: I think this is my absolute favorite. I got creative with Photoshop. The quote inside the card read, "The children were nestled all snug in their beds".

2008: This card took us FOREVER to get right. I knew what I wanted and I think I drove those kids crazy trying to perfect it! Hey, at least they got candy out of the deal.

2009: Last year's card was fun, though our photo session did not start out that way. I wanted a nice picture of my children. They were less than cooperative. So, when all else fails, why not join them?

With this last card, I would like to ask for your help. I have taken the photo that was used to create last year's card and entered into Disney's A Very Merry Christmas Contest.

I need votes.

If you like our photo, won't you please click on it and vote for us?

Please?!! I will love you forever and ever!!


meleah rebeccah said...

Oh I just love these cards! You can count on me to vote!

meleah rebeccah said...

I just have the 23rd vote!

kim mccafferty said...

Alright, I tried to vote (after it took a YEAR to get to my birth year, still resent that) and the darn thing hated every user name I picked. Sorry, I tried, good luck, they're great!