Posts Tagged ‘Christmas Letters’

5 Reasons not to send Christmas Letters

Monday, December 19th, 2011

In my entire adult life I have only sent out two Christmas letters. The first time I did it because it was the “new” tradition that others in my circle of friends had started. I felt like since all my friends were doing it I needed to follow suit. Boy was I wrong, I can hear my mom asking me, “If all your friends jumped of f a cliff would you follow them?” The second year I wrote the letter because I felt like people expected me to do again since I had done it the previous year. I am the type of person who does not like to disappoint and always want to live up to the expectations of others,I am working on changing that. When the third year rolled around our family was in such a crisis and had had the worst year ever I just did not feel that I could write a letter that would be honest and joyful so I decided I was done with Christmas letters. (more…)

Christmas Cards

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

On the first Saturday of┬áDecember I make my kids dress up in their Christmas clothing and pose for hours in front of the Christmas Tree, fire place, Nativity, and any other area of the house that is decked out for the holidays. The goal is to snap the PERFECT photo for the yearly family Christmas card. Sometimes we take 200 or more pictures trying to get a great shot to adorn the front of our card. (more…)