It’s pretty ironic that the first post of our annual Twelve Days of Christmas is stationary related. Doesn’t every good shindig start with a little stationary?
Yeah….I thought so.
Allow me to kickstart (a little late) our par-tay with our very merry christmas cards….
This year’s theme was ‘photos’ if you can’t tell.
It’s also pretty ironic that there are 12 photos…for the 12 days of Christmas in case you didn’t know….and for the 12th month of the year….and for my darling man-toy who’s birthday is on the 12th of the 12th month…and for the bible verse which we included that if you add together the chapter and verse makes a 12…and for the hour in which I am blogging this….oh. the. irony.
Of course, we tried to include as many photos of the littlest Bower as humanly possible…just in case someone who gets our card needs to be reminded who we are obsessed with 🙂
If you are wondering – Luke 2:10 says
“And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.”‘
He is great joy, isn’t He?! What a wonderful verse.
And since I used MyPublisher (actually we only created 10 of these cards for free for our very close friends and family and will have a more generic-not-as-much-info-included type card for the rest of our peeps) I was able to recreate last year’s card on the back….which includes some monthly updates on what we have been up to.
Also ironic….the fact that I put August’s milestone on the card – engraved for all eternity in print – and tonight Will took thirty minutes to calm from another night terror. Not that I’m complaining. In the era of Daddy, I don’t get much cuddle time…but night terrors means that I get my little man to curl up in my lap as I rock. His little hand squeezed inbetween the chair and my back, his methodic sucking of the paci, the whirl of the box fan and space heater, the creeking chair – it’s like a symphony of calm that works it’s magic…erasing the furrowed brow and stops the alligator tears from rolling down his sweet little cheeks. It is worth every darn second of midnight blogging and morning exhaustion…and then some.
My favorite part about using the MyPublisher (no, they don’t know me or that I used them) was the free envelope liners that came with the cards….
I am easily won over with polka dots.
And now for a look back at our old Christmas cards – which I do pull out every year and put up with our yearly holiday cards that we get from friends and family….
here’s the card from 2009 when I was sporting a big ole baby belly….
And then the one from last year was all about some big brown eyes….
Oh and just for squirrels and nuts, here was the alternate that we made last year for the card (and never ended up using)….
So that’s that…our Christmas cards. And since you asked, no, my cards haven’t been sent yet. We are those people that are so late on everything…including sending out Christmas cards. And this year, I am not expecting to receive many either. Well, with the move and all, I think most of our long distance friends probably don’t have the new address. Yeah. My fault. I forgot to send out moving announcements…aka…new address announcements.
BIG Bummer, because I live for the mail box in December. Something about trekking out there in the crisp air and opening it up right there on the street is a little magical. Seeing colorful envelopes and handwritten addresses and cherry cheeked pictures of babies and families in the best family photo from their yearly adventure makes me so giddy I could burst. We did get one and now everytime Will walks by our card holder he points up and says E! (the baby’s name is Ethan) so not all is lost. After all…it’s spreading joy….and that’s what christmas cards are all about, right!?
Have you mailed your’s yet? Tell me I’m not alone in my tardiness…