Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The Perfect Christmas Card

 The 25 Days of Christmas continues... (holy shit, it's only day four?) with one of my favorite things about the holiday season. CHRISTMAS CARDS! I love getting funny, homemade photo cards in the mail. And of course, every year we try to think of something creative to do as well! :) What do you know, this wasn't even planned, but goes down in the books as one of our favorite Christmas cards ever!


Two years ago, we dressed in our Christmas Story themed attire for our annual Ugly Sweater/Christmas Costume party - which turned out to be a perfect photo op for our Christmas card. I think you can see Brandon's Christmas kitten sweater vest on beneath his cardboard box. And, if you must know, I think it's from the women's department in Kohls :)


Last year's photo, you may have already seen, was just from one of my baby bump pics. I had "30 Weeks" written on the board at the time, so I had to do some editing, since we weren't initially planning to use it as our Christmas card. This one is still on our fridge... I will forever love this picture since this was really the first one that Harper was in.



I also found this gem on pinterest (go figure..)
...which much to my surprise, our picture was on the list! 

The best part of Christmas cards this year... little Harpie Doodle!! She will be sure to rock some antlers & a tutu of some sort! :) I can't wait to see all the fun Christmas cards that set pinterest on fire this holiday season! So tell me - what is your favorite card you've ever seen? If anyone has dressed up in metallic silver sweatsuits with a giant "I don't KNOW Margo" written across the front... please email it to me. this. instant.

35 comments:

  1. I absolutely love the last card! At 34 weeks pregnant - I might just steal your idea. What program do you use to do your photo editing?

    Erin
    hopeandgrae.blogspot.com

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    1. Erin, you could do this in photoshop or even powerpoint, however photoshop will save the photo at a higher resolution.. do you have that? what programs do you have?

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    2. Thank you!I edited that picture in photoshop :)

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  2. I'm boring, because I love any Christmas card with a family picture. I especially love the pretty, traditional ones though since we display them. Your cards are adorable though! Very cute :)

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  3. i LOVE your leg lamp outfit. has to be my fav christmas movie ever.

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  4. Umm where is your leg in the second picture!? I love the themed cards! Can't wait to start sending out my cards!

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    1. I guess I was feeling flexible that day - it is just up around my husband's back! :)

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  5. Your cards are great!!! Next year my hubby wants to rock Cousin Eddie emptying his RV contents outfit for our card lol Personally I love anything Griswold related (you've seen our Instagram house picture). In fact, hubby always calls me Margo and I call him Sparky hahaha. Keep up the good work sister, you make life fun!!! ;)

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  6. I was working with my aunt today (whose name is...wait for it...Margo!) and she kept asking the same question over and over...and I was SO tempted to say "I don't KNOW Margo!" But I knew that I would have been the only one that would have seen the humor in it, so I suppressed the urge. ::sigh::

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    1. She must get that all the time during the holiday season! ;)

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  7. You have the most fab ideas!! Look forward to your posts!! :)

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  8. We planned to do that EXACT Christmas Vacation pose this year too! I just wasn't sure the crotch-grabbing would go over with everyone who hasn't seen the movie. We did however photoshop our faces onto the original Vacation movie cover and iron it onto t-shirts for a themed dance in college.

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  9. so creative, I have a soft spot for anything A Christmas Story related.. like Harper's onesie from visiting Santa, I died.

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  10. My family really gets in to Christmas cards too!! Last year we did the classic ugly Christmas sweaters and the one of my sister/her husband/their dog and the one of my brother were featured on the ABC World News. It was quite a card. Haha! Here's the link: http://violetandgreyllc.blogspot.com/2011/12/family-christmas-card.html

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    1. That is some Ugly Sweater perfection!

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  11. So creative! I can definitely appreciate a funny Christmas card in the mix - I get so sick of pictures of people's dogs in santa hats or the four page "christmas letter" - I'll take a junk grab any day! Clark W. Griswold would be proud. Love your blog!!!

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  12. So happy you are posting every day! What a delight to find a bit of your christmas sprit in my inbox each morning. Thanks for helping me get into the holidays even more this year!!

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  13. So fun!! My husband was dying to do a funny card this year, but I scrooged out and demanded a formal family picture. Regretting it now that I see how cute your fun holiday pictures are :)

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  14. love the card ideas! I love all things festive too and would do many of these same ideas! can't wait to see this years with little Harper incorporated into the festivities! xo

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

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  15. I LOVE IT!!! TOO FUNNY. We just watched that movie for the first time this year yesterday. (Christmas Vacation) One of our favorites in the Christmas Blu-ray collection as well! You two look awesome! Can't wait to see Harper!!!!

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  16. Love them! Can't wait to see what you're cooking up for Harper's first Christmas card (outside the womb)!

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  17. You never fail to disappoint! :) Love the cards and love your daily posts! -Allie

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  18. Love your blog! Here is one of my favorite Christmas cards that a friend of mine used: http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/390682_10150501928941322_636183464_n.jpg

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  19. Why is the carpet wet, Todddd hahaha. When is that playing on abc family :) my dvr gets pretty cramped around this time :)

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  20. Ah! I finally found a gal that loves Christmas Vacation as much as I do! literally I quote it each day!
    Pretty sure my family calls me aunt Bethany!
    (not funny)

    But love your Clark inspired Christmas Card! Hilarious!

    I did the pretty-family pose christmas card....and yes, I regret it. I wanted to do--- Since my 5 month old girl Hadley likes to shit herself on us all.....

    A pretty collage of her famous blowouts on us all and write:

    Christmas is the shit.

    but didn't think gramps/grams would find that appropriate.

    oh well. Watch out next year, I'm thinking of it already:)

    xoxo
    http://hisforhadley.blogspot.com

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    1. Too funny! While reading this, all I could think was "Shitter was full!"

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  21. Very creative, you guys seem awesome!

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  22. I love it! And your daily posts are such a treat!

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  23. Could you get any cooler? Don't think it's possible, but I'm sure you'll prove me wrong!

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  24. Hi there!! I saw that you linked back to my 100 photos post that has your picture on it! :) I hope you are okay with me featuring it there... you guys are too cute, and your photo with the mistletoe over your baby bump was the best idea!! Love that you enjoy some good Christmas cards like I do--my favorite time of the year... Take care and Happy Holidays!

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  25. Where did you get the Gold skirt! I love this idea. My bible study group has our annual tacky party this week and we are always trying to find something fun to do.

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  26. Where did you find the cute gold skirt. I love this idea. We have our annual bible study group tacky party on Saturday. My hubby and I are always looking for something cute. I was pregnant last year and didnlt really dress up but want to go all out this year.

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  27. Awww! This is a very cute post! I enjoyed it. I feel the love in this winter time. ;-) And I must say that those christmas photo cards made romantic christmas wishes. Love it!

    Merry Christnas, Cheers!

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  28. Did you handwrite that on the chalkboard? how do you get it so clear and perfect? Does it take you forever?

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  29. Yayyyy!!! So sweet Christmas wishes card! I so love the photo of him kissing your tummy,,, sooooo sweet!

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