Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The Christmas Card

Pin It Okay, y'all. It probably will not surprise those of you who know me well to learn that I become an absolute psychopath when it comes to the family Christmas card. I get a vision in my mind of what it should look like and really want the final product to match that vision.

This was not my vision.

Nor was this.

Almost right.

Not quite right.

Getting closer.

This was a possibility.

 And then I gave up.  I did actually use the "all tied up" picture and the caption said "Wishing you lots of peace, joy, and family bonding this Christmas season!"  BUT, when I picked the pictures up, it was AWFUL.  I ended up getting the entire order refunded because apparently the printer was having issues.  In the meantime, I found a great deal online and just whipped up a card using individual pictures of the kids.

I didn't actually love these pictures either, but in a pinch they would do just fine.

Irony?  Sunday after church, I realized they were all wearing matching clothes so I snapped a pic in the sanctuary.
That was pretty darn close to my vision.  Taken the day after the Christmas cards went out. 

Merry Christmas everyone!!  :)

(And note to self:  next year, start the quest for the perfect Christmas picture in AUGUST!)


The Kashew said...

Mel....first of all...OMG the kids...my goodness, they are GORGEOUS and soooo big!!! Secondly, do you watch Bones, by any chance. The actress that plays Angela...ugh, her name is...oh wait, I think it's Michaela Conlin (or something close), well, your gorgeous Gabbi looks just like her!! I could get lost in your blog forever, but I do not have time. I've already been skimming for 20 minutes instead of napping. You are so wise and, someday, we must meet up, again :))) Give Jim my regards :)) Have a VERY Merry Christmas!!


Sarah said...

Delighted to meet you! Hope you don't mind if I splash around to get to know you a bit. This looks like a refreshing place to dip and get drenched in goodness.

Have a joy filled, love overflow Christmas,

Jenn said...

They are so precious!!!! Thanks for sharing all of these. :)

Hey, I'm giving you the Stylish Blogger Award. Come pick it up at my blog! http://jennsraq.blogspot.com/2010/12/stylish-blogger-award-wooohoo.html