Friday, November 19, 2010

Christmas Cards...

Something that started as a bit of a joke, has now become one of our favorite family traditions...

If  you are one of the unfortunate that didn't get our very first Christmas card, you might have a bit of catching up to do to truly understand and appreciate any upcoming cards...

It was 2006; Ron and I were getting ready to fly to St Lucia to get married.  It was our first Christmas as a couple and for fun we decided that we would send out Christmas cards.  Since both my husband and I are a bit conceited, we decided to send out a picture card.  I logged into shutterfly.com and got started.   As I was putting it together, I looked at Ron and asked, "What should we write on our very first Christmas card?"  His answer would become...
(wait for it)...
legendary...


Hope your holiday is as hot as we are!
We didn't really think anything of it, but apparently, our card was a hit.  Our friend Jessie's parents started referring to us as the "Hot" couple and we got a bunch of emails from friends telling us they couldn't wait for next years card.

Ahhh... the pressure!  Luckily, for 2007 we had a million great pictures to pick from due to having a wedding and reception.

And the conceit continues...
Hope your holiday is half as happy as we are!


2008, was not as easy.  We didn't really have any life changing events that year, so we decided to include our little furry children...

p.s. don't forget the conceit...
Hope your Christmas is as costumed as our canines!
  p.s. we're still hot!


But, in 2009 we lost the conceit, showed off my growing belly and made my favorite Christmas card to date.

I wrote in a previous blog that I dreamed of getting pregnant and having our Christmas card be our announcement.  Sadly, I was ill for three weeks starting the end of November and thought that we would not be able to get our card out in time.  But one evening Ron set up the camera, took our picture, logged onto  shutterfly.com and had our cards ready for pickup at Target the very next day!!!
What a GREAT husband.
And soon to be GREAT father...
Hope your holiday is half as blessed as our growing family!


So, now that you're all caught up I hope that you will enjoy our 2010 card... coming soon!

5 comments:

Joanrosey said...

love it!

melanie said...
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melanie said...

i love this!! :) cannot wait to see whats up your sleeve for 2010!! :)

priscilla said...

your cards are easily the best ones that come each year. in fact, last years remains on our fridge... miss you and love you guys!

Tracy said...

Yours is the one card we anxiously wait for each year ... can't wait to see what this year will bring!