I am 7 months pregnant and I think only a very very small fraction of my family knows this… and all of this can be blamed on my inability to actually speak to any of them on the phone. I don’t know what it is about being on the phone but I just hate it. I never call them. I never call them BACK when they call me. I am a bad person. I blame technology (because really – why call when you can just e-mail?).
Anywho – I think it is time to spread the joy to other members of my family. I figured the holidays were a great time to do so in the form of a HOLIDAY CARD! I haven’t sent holiday cards in a few years and when I do, I generally include a photo of my oh-so-photogenic dogs. This year, I thought I’d include a photo of my little bean’s sonogram as well as my dogs awkwardly posing in a Santa hat… because nothing says, “Happy Holidays” more than humiliating my dogs. (I kid, I kid)
I love that this card is a fancier version of the “holiday letter”. I’ve never actually written a holiday letter and am not sure I’d have much more to say than, “Can you believe it? I voluntarily and willingly decided it would be a great idea to push a watermelon out of my girly bits!” but I love the concept.
I love this card too. It is a similar concept but instead of a formal letter, you just list out things that you loved about the year. I love that idea but don’t know if I have 10 things to list without sounding like a turd.
But I’m also a little hesitant to send out a “Merry Christmas” card only because it seems more appropriate to say “Happy Holidays” these days. Although this could help get rid of the myth that I married into a Jewish family. For some reason, the majority of folks in my family thought I was marrying a Jewish guy just because of his last name (his family is not Jewish and they’ve argued that their last name is German). Hilarious!
I like this card because you can add a short message and that is more my style. Plus we can have a pic of the dogs, a sonogram pic and then I guess whatever cheesy pic I can pull together of me & Jeremy.
But then that got me thinking about all the future gifts and invites I can make through Shutterfly with a new baby! I vowed that I wouldn’t be THAT mom that only gifts items with pics of her child on them but I’m pretty sure I will fall into that trap (perhaps not to the point where I’m getting a tie printed with her image).
I mean – how great would a calendar be?
Their wall calendars actually let you add PERSONALIZED dates to them! This is perfect for my forgetful husband and my crazy parents (who I swear have removed their memories and replaced them with things related to the slot machines).
And what about birthday invitations?
OMG – an owl invite? I just died.
And how cute is this card?!
And I’m just going to go ahead and give myself a Mother’s Day Card…
I couldn’t agree more, card… it really should be.
So which card do you like the best?
For those of you with family members spread across the country – how do you spread good news to them?
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