Monday, November 15, 2010

Christmas Cards

Today officially marks the middle of November. Which means it's high time to start thinking about everything Christmas Christmas cards! Wooty woot!

Christmas morning '08
Since Brad and I became grownups (hang on, when did that happen??), we've thought it pretty important to send out some cards on behalf of our little family around the holidays. Now, they haven't always been that legit. One year, we did send out adorable pictures of Santa holding Chester, but that was pretty much the most legit we've ever gotten. (Sadly, these were before I started blogging, so I have no record of them at all. *sniff*)

The next Christmas, I found a huge stash of (pretty lame) generic cards amongst a box of Christmas decorations that my mom had passed on to me. Since we were broke, and they were free, we claimed them as our own and gladly sent them on their merry way.

Puppy love under the mistletoe, Christmas '08
Another year, against my better judgment, I was forced to send out a variety of rather inappropriate cards that Brad had previously purchased on clearance during an after Christmas sale the year before. (They said things like "Wide Load" on the back of Santa's sleigh, or something about about Santa smelling like "booze and cigars." I think one had a sister opening a "wrapped fart" from her brother. Really. Can't believe I let Brad win that discussion...)

Last year, I was in a daze throughout the whole Christmas season thanks to a little car accident, so we didn't send any out at all. At least, I don't think we did... I really have no recollection of the last half of the month of December.

Christmas morning '09 (Can you tell I'm out of it?)
ANYway... This year, I'm determined to send out real, legit, respectable Christmas cards! I'm doing it, bygolly! I'm pretty positive that I'm going to order them from Shutterfly, because they have a great deal going on right now, and I've seen some of the ones my friends have ordered from them in the past, and I love them.

I haven't quite decided which one I like best, yet. There really are so many to choose from, and this is no decision to take lightly! (Although I am already leaning towards a couple in particular.) All of my favorites seem to be in the flat stationary category. Regardless, I'm absolutely positive it'll be a photo card, so we can feature a little Mehaffey Family Portrait (including Chester, of course) for all of our F&F (friends & family) to display on their card wall or mantle or whatever they do with all the cards they receive each year. Maybe even one in front of our house announcing our new home and address?

Yeah, okay. I honestly have no idea which card I'll eventually choose, or even which picture for that matter. We may just have to conduct a special Christmas card photo shoot for the occasion. Hmm.. Waitaminute. Between convincing Brad to pose for a family shot, and getting him to agree with me on a single card, I'm beginning to remember why we've never sent out a legit Christmas card in the first place. Maybe I spoke too soon...

PS. If you're not a scary creeper, feel free to email me your mailing address! {} I'd love to spread the love and send you a Christmas card this year!

PPS. Bloggers get 50 free holiday cards from Shutterfly, follow the arrow à


Amy Tilt said...

Christmas cards are fun to send however I don't always get to it. One year I opened our christmas decorations and found all of the Christmas cards I made from the previous year... signed, addressed AND stamped. :/ opps! Oh, well. Look forward to seeing your Christmas card!

Merlin said...

I like the Chester-and-Santa idea...might have to steal it.

One year my mom dressed her Fozzie dog in a Santa suit and used that for the Christmas card :P

Kristen said...

Boy, I'm with ya on finding the perfect picture AND getting a consensus on which card to send! It's tricky!! But fun, so I'm in. =)

I have an idea for you guys - I think you need to have a get-together with all of your neighbor-friends, be dressed up Christmasy-like, and take turns staging each of your Christmas card pictures. That'd be a fun way to celebrate the beginning of the holiday season! Given free reign to create some funny pictures (with understanding it's for the BLOG, not the card!) the guys might even be O.K. with it, too. =)

A true couples journey said...


You dont know me I live in Australia and came across your blog just looking online. Just wanted to say I love it and i think your a sweet heart I wish we had more people like you in Australia, Your husband and yourself sound so loving and fun

Keep up the great work
Nicole Kumpis
Cairns Queensland Australia

emily said...

so excited for christmas!!

ok...seriously, why isn't that tree fully lit, young lady?! why i oughta!

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