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‘Tis the Season for Christmas Cards

November 14th, 2009

It’s that time of the year to start planning Christmas cards, if you’re going to send them out. Mr Chiots and I are hoping to do a short movie this year. We are waiting for a lovely snowy day though, then we’ll get to work. Hopefully the weather cooperates so we don’t have to scramble for another option late in the season. Yesterday I went to my parents house and took photos of my nieces & nephew for my sister’s Christmas card. My parents will most likely be using a few of the photos as well for their card.
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We came up with a great idea for her family card, I’m sure you can guess the theme. How can you go wrong putting these cuties on your Christmas card???
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I still need to make a few minor changes, but this may be the final card.
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Do you make your own Christmas cards, buy them, not send them, or have another interesting option?

14 Comments to “‘Tis the Season for Christmas Cards”
  1. Paul Zollinger on November 14, 2009 at 11:58 am

    the two younger red heads look like their dad…poor things ;)

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  2. Jane on November 14, 2009 at 12:02 pm

    I don’t have kids and to be honest I’m not all that great at putting pictures and cropping like that beatuful work you do.

    So I send out Christmas CD’s to everyone on my list. It’s a card and music I’ve been doing this for years now and once you start let me tell you. They except it now. Which is fine.
    .-= Jane´s last undefined ..If you register your site for free at =-.

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  3. kathy troyer on November 14, 2009 at 12:09 pm

    Too Cute!! Wendy, your sister did an awesome job with the pictures. I loved your idea of the card. AWESOME!!

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  4. KitsapFG on November 14, 2009 at 12:10 pm

    Very fun! Clever idea that obviously was fun to implement. We are boring and just send out commercial cards with a newsy note about what has been happening in our household. I actually skipped it altogether last year because I had just started a new job and was up to my eyeballs in work and just felt too weary to deal with “making” festive. This year, i am more settled in (still up to my eyeballs in work though!) and expect we will get back to our normal routines. It’s likely our last Christmas with our daughter at home so I feel compelled to put more effort forth. She will be away to college this time next year. (sigh).

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  5. the inadvertent farmer on November 14, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    I’m doing something along those lines but trying to include a camel…maybe some wisemen or something…still working it all out!
    .-= the inadvertent farmer´s last blog ..Gizmo the Camel has a Fan Club =-.

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    • Susy on November 14, 2009 at 12:32 pm

      Using the camel is a GREAT idea! I had thought about doing a nativity re-creation, but making it look like of cartoony. I was thinking of having Lucy be a sheep. But in the end I didn’t have time to come up with costumes. I can’t wait to see what your card looks like if you can work the camel in, hope you blog it!

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  6. the inadvertent farmer on November 14, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    Ohhh I forgot…those are darn cute youngins!
    .-= the inadvertent farmer´s last blog ..Gizmo the Camel has a Fan Club =-.

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  7. nic @ nipitinthebud on November 14, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    well Susy you bought some joy and festive cheer in to my living room reading this post. We made our own cards 6 years ago for our first christmas with our 3 cats and spent hours playing with them to get the right shot – we turned the christmas tree lights on and suddenly they were transfixed! Then we decided to go green and not send any cards and my husband made a little animation to email out. A few friends who aren’t online have dropped off the radar having taken ‘no card’ as a bit of a slight but on the whole it’s quite freeing not having to think about it. I did make a few cards last year to send to friends we don’t live close enough to see and it was a very therepeutic end to a difficult year and I felt I wanted to let people know they were still important to us despite what our lack of contact might have been construed as. Thankfully nearly everyone we know is on-line now (even our dad’s are on Facebook) so an E-card this year will no doubt soon be made.

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  8. MAYBELLINE on November 14, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    Those are absolutely darling babies.
    I buy cards on sale after Christmas to send the next year.
    I love getting cards but hate sending them.
    .-= MAYBELLINE´s last blog ..Volunteers =-.

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  9. Jinger on November 17, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    Oh my gosh what a great idea for the card! The kids are adorable and getting so big!

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  10. A Day at the Farm | Chiot's Run on December 4, 2009 at 4:46 am

    […] seeing the photos I took of my nieces & nephew for their Christmas card, my sister’s friend asked if I’d come take some photos of her kids. I spent an hour at their […]

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  11. Boardwalk @ Recycle Christmas Cards on December 12, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    Those have to be some of the cutest kids I’ve ever seen. Are they in commercials… :-)

    Those are lovely Christmas Cards. Everyone, just please be sure you don’t just toss your Christmas cards when you’re done with them. Please recycle.
    .-= Boardwalk @ Recycle Christmas Cards´s last blog ..Recycle Greeting Cards for Arts and Crafts =-.

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  12. Chistmas Gifts in the Garden | Chiot's Run on April 5, 2010 at 4:47 am

    […] children). You’ve probably seen photos of them if you’ve been reading this blog for a while (here are some more of their Christmas photos if you’d like to see them). For Christmas they made me mosaic stepping stones for my garden. […]

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  13. Jack Smith on May 12, 2010 at 8:27 am

    I love photo cards, they are more special than those ordinary greeting cards that is just full of text.”`

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