...on the front of my side of the family's Christmas card this year. Actually, since my mom asked me about a week into my stay in Texas (which would be around December 10th) to craft up a card...the most socially busy two weeks of the last 2 years of my life, it instead came to be a New Year's card.
You see, the challenge is all in the photo as it is with most families. There aren't many occasions where all 16 of us (including grandchildren) are together. There have definitely been years where I've had to photoshop a sibling in. There have also been years that family members are mysteriously missing. (Whoops..well, that's almost all of us..who's gonna notice?...it's good enough...SEND.)
Let's look at some past cards, shall we? (I have the files being that I am the obliging creator year after year.)
made a booklet of pages held together by a brad since we didn't have a pic of everyone.
Jimmy in the back was photoshopped in. so terri.
Bridget's Own Diary is just a pipsqueak here.
Not only did we all make it this year, but we are matching. And we took some pics with Art in them and some without. We were just dating, but little did I know Art had asked my dad if he could marry me on this trip. People are not allowed in the card unless there's a ring, k?
and the inside came with a numbered map of who was who and description on their life dreams and hopes. not really, but what they were up to. i cut that out because it is top secret Wikileaks type info.
The year of two weddings.
(I apologize for these horrific photos...I have the shakes and can not take a steady photo.) Oh, and I designed this and we just used Zazzle.com for the printing...it was fair. Not super impressed.
those unfortunate souls that missed out on Graz got their own blurb on the inside cover.
(Is that family beach photo not wondey?)
and there you go.
I hope you enjoyed this peek inside the makings of a family's Christmas card. It's a serious job, folks.