Selecting a Holiday Card

Do you send out holiday cards?  I hope you so.  I really do.

After recovering from a late November Turkey Coma, cards arriving from far and wide have me racing against my little people to see what has been delivered to the mail box.  There is something magical about receiving cards during the holiday season.  Each is such a tiny 4×6 gift.   Come on, let’s all say it together, there is something so much better about a holiday card with a photo.   Additionally, if a funny, wipe your eyes funny, family letter is included, you get triple gold star bonus points.

We have one friend who knocks it out of the park every year.  They combine the funny photo and card. They are always brilliant.

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Last December, a Nacho Libre card arrived.  Prior years have featured Star Wars characters; Princess Leia and R2D2 included.  I wish I could find more to share.  I did attempt to go through my files.  Of course, I saved these cards somewhere so special, they can no longer be found.   I guess we will just have to wait for this years to arrive.  Ms. Tiffany, I cannot wait to see what you have in store for us.

I would love to do something like this, one year I just may surprise you.  Our holiday card tends to lean on the traditional side.  I considered a capture consisting of each family member holding an electronic device, heads down, saying don’t bother me with a hand signal.  It was voted down.  This year we ended up doing the familiar.  Dressing in Sunday-Best for that one photo representing our family together.  Would you like to take a trip down memory lane, come with me on a little 5 minute tour of our Holiday’s Past.

Holiday 1995

Just Married 1995

Holiday 2000

Baby Makes Three 2000

Holiday 2002

Say Cheese 2002

Holiday 2004

Pregnant and living LARGE 2004

Holiday 2006

Table for five family 2006

holiday 2009

  So sad, I fretted she would pass before I had the chance to mail the card. She held on until late December  2009. We all miss Darcey the Beagle being in the photo.

Holiday 2010

Last years card 2010

Holiday 2010B

That is a whole lot of mouths to feed.

We have taken our photo for this years card.  I can’t wait to see the proofs.   When they arrive I have a few card choices in mind.   Help me, I’ve narrowed it down to four favorites… they are from Tiny Prints  I have used them for the last two years and love their choices and printing.

Psst.. you can get 20% off your entire order with the code 20SAVE,  ends 11/15.

holiday cheer


essential elegance


Merry everything


Tiny Prints swirly berries


Which would you choose?



Daphney is no help in the matter,

what so ever.



  1. i like #2. nothing to distract anyone from the beauty that will no doubt be your new family photo! 😉
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  2. I like #4! Great family photos. And Kathleen you just keep getting more gorgeous!
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  3. Super cute family. You can’t decide with out seeing the photos. They have to fit. Good luck and i hope you love whatever your photographer cooked up.

    • My photo’g is great. We shot it on our front step again. It will be a similar photo to last year, with the only difference being the children are one year older. Thanks for stopping by!~

  4. Ooooh! I love #4, but I also adore the simplicity of #2. I loved going down memory lane with you. Kathleen, you have such a beautiful family… beagles included!
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  5. I like #2, especially if you have a great photo to go with it – it totally shows off the picture!
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  6. I’m diggin’ #1, clean yet festive!
    Love looking through the family photos too, great to see how you have grown as a family.
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  7. I fell in love with #3 when I saw it in the Tiny Prints catalog yesterday! Can’t wait to see what you pick! And the idea of the family, heads down, doing something with an electronic device = BRILLIANT!
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  8. Oh Kathleen you are a girl of my same heart! I love all the picks above but for sone reason ghat last one with the rose really jumped out at me. But love them all! Cute post!
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  9. #2 says Kathleen – subtle, classic beauty!

  10. Kathleen,

    You look as lovely as ever… I’m pretty excited to say that I still have all the photo cards you and R have sent me over the years. 🙂

    Hope you and the gang had a wonderful Thanksgiving!



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