Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Christmas Card 2009

Checking the mail is an exciting time in December. Every afternoon I anxiously open the little box and pull out that day's treasure trove of Christmas cards. We display our cards on the doors leading into the kitchen for everyone to enjoy as the enter and exit. Seeing friends' faces smile at me on a daily basis just warms my heart.

Because I *heart* a good Christmas card, I thought I would share our Christmas 2009 card with you (in case you were not on the mailing list this year...or in case you are still one of the few I have yet to get your card to...or in case you are my mother who is still waiting on the post office to deliver the mail that was on hold while she and my father were in Hawaii last week).
Every year my goal is to incorporate a lyric or two from a Christmas carol into the wording of our card. So far, it works. Ask me again in twenty years when I am having to put such phrases as "With a corncob pipe and a button nose, Merry Christmas from the Phillips family" or "Here we come a-wassiling among the leaves so green...and wish you a Merry Christmas!" and I might be cursing the whole tradition of Christmas carols on the holiday greeting card notion.

If you are wondering who designed this super-cute card, it just happens to be my friend Kinda from MyKindaCard. If you are needing cute, inexpensive cards for any and all occasions drop her an email.

The pictures were actually taken by a close friend in a quick 15 minute session one Saturday morning in November. She did an excellent job of coaxing a few smiles out of the children and putting everyone at ease. What you cannot see in the picture is my uber-cute tights that were brown and blue argyle. When I decided on a brown and blue theme for this year's picture, I was surprised to discover outfits already in everybody's closet that would work nicely together.

Then I stumbled upon the brown and blue tights in a local store and knew they were a must for my holiday card ensemble.

However, we did not really have a good family picture displaying the beauty that was my cute tights. I figured most people would rather receive a Christmas card bearing a picture of our family smiling merrily as opposed to one showcasing my obsession with printed tights.

I gave one up for the team...this year.

Next year, you just might be receiving a Christmas card featuring a collage of all my cute leg attire and a random carol greeting of "O, Christmas Tree! O, Christmas Tree! How verdant are your branches!"
(Want to see more Christmas cards? Go here and Enjoy!)


Faith said...

Cute card! I love a good color combo theme =) Your kids are so precious and I love the name Evelyn!

Thanks so much for joining in the fun! Merry CHRISTmas to you!!

Heather said...

What a beautiful Christmas card!! You have a gorgeous family!! Thanks for sharing, Merry Christmas!

Lauren and Jon said...

Beautiful card and family! Thanks for sharing!

sarah @ life {sweet} life said...

I love your card!! The pictures are great, and I love that you include lyrics - very neat. :) Merry Christmas!!

Specks said...

Beautiful card! I especially love E's sweet dress...and since I am a lover of all things tights, I'm sure I would have loved those too :).

Jennifer Reinsch said...

The card turned out great! I didn't even attempt cards this year.

Robin said...

I love the color scheme! Y'all look great...not at all like anyone's on the verge of a meltdown!!


Kelly said...

Great card. Will definitely have to see the tights sometime! :)

RN and OSHP said...

Love your card....really cute!