‘Twas the night before Christmas…

… and all through the house
The only creature who was stirring
Was Momma.  Scrambling to get her Christmas cards done.

I’m such a procrastinator.

As always, I had the best of intentions to get our cards done and out at the first of the month.  Obviously, that did not happen.

Truth be told, the whole process would be a lot simpler if I bought the boxed, pre-made cards like I used to do before we had kids.  But, apparently, I was smarter back then.

Post kids?  I figure I have so much free time on my hands, we I can do stuff  like this:

*Not our real names. Duh.

Or this one.  Chip’s in this one, if you look closely.  This is my personal favorite, by the way:

Yet another reason my daughter might hate me when she's older.

Or this one.  My attempt at going for the more classic, “normal” Christmas card:

Tonight, I finally finished with this year’s cards.  Seeing as how there’s a snowball’s chance in hell they would actually arrive by Christmas, I did New Year’s greetings instead of holiday cards.  Here’s a sneak peek:

Sadly, I’m still not finished.  I still need to print those little suckers, stuff and address them, and then venture into the vortex of doom to the post office for stamps and mailing.

I figure at the rate I’m going, with any luck, the cards should arrive by Valentine’s Day.

But at least I’ll sleep easier tonight knowing they’re almost ready to go.  And, with that, I say: “Happy Holidays to all, and to all a good night!”

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25 thoughts on “‘Twas the night before Christmas…”

  1. Oh yeah, snail mail X’mas cards was always my downfall. I send e-cards now and they’re still late! Maybe you could just say “HI!” and let them figure out what holiday you’re sending them for?

  2. I’m so frigging jealous of your creative ideas. No joke. Swimming in jealousy.

    Hey – have I ever mentioned that I once scored four touchdowns in a single game?

    1. It’s my favorite, too, Brooker! The funny thing is, it wasn’t posed in the slightest. Right in the middle of the photo session, she just started digging for gold.

      And she found it. Eureka!

  3. Oh, my favorite by far has to be the nose-picking one!! I have GOT to get more creative with my cards….

    Merry Christmas to you and your family! Don’t sweat…I just send mine out.

  4. This is the greatest! No wonder you’re behind when you do so many styles and each one is fantastic and hilarious.
    I got my cards out…my vision and my end product didn’t exactly mesh, but they are done nonetheless!
    My absense from all things is directly related to living in a whirlwind right now. Thanks for making my night.

  5. You are ever amazingly creative and funny. I can’t believe you did actual Holiday cards. My JibJab was my Holiday Greeting to everyone this year…including family! Yup! And, I did some more holiday baking today: 2 pies I brought home from Fresh Market!

    Happy Holidays!!!

  6. Laughing so hard at the one of your little nose picker! That’s a keeper for all times. I woudln’t even bother with any other shots from here on out. It would just be a card with my beautiful child picking her beautiful nose!

  7. Awesome cards but that Santa pick you card really is winning and can be use for blackmail potential when she’s all grown up hahahaha.

    Have a Merry Christmas with your beautiful family!

  8. Ohmygoodness! You are C L E V E R! Love these and am seriously impressed that you pulled all of those together this close to Christmas! That’s some serious love for your blog-readers! 🙂 I hope you got some sleep. Or at least a cocktail. Or better yet: a cocktail and *then* some sleep! 🙂 Merry Christmas friend!

  9. As a huge PB fan, this year’s card is my favorite.

    And we do New Year’s Cards as well – it just doesn’t make sense to: dress the kids, painstakingly take 200 pictures in the hopes of 1 good one, sorting through said 200 pictures only to find that there’s not a SINGLE one where everyone is looking at the camera and looking somewhat normal, and ultimately deciding on the one that’s slightly out-of-focus but makes your family look half decent. All that effort for a card that goes off the fridge within a few weeks?! Please! If I ever have to travel to the post office, you best leave that card on your fridge for a year.

    Hope you guys had a merry Christmas!

  10. You have the greatest Christmas cards ever! Ever! I bet everyone on your list looks forward to your cards!
    I’m shooting for Ground Hog’s Day cards. I never have success with getting Christmas cards out!

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