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It’s a Wrap

December 12th, 2012

We finally came up with an idea for our Christmas card. If possible, we like to incorporate something significant from the year into our cards, this year, moving to Maine was fairly significant. We thought and thought, trying to incorporate it into our cards in some way. Then it hit me, moving boxes. For the past 6 months our lives have been filled with many boxes. Thus, we decided it would be fitting for them to grace our Christmas card.
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I was joking with Mr Chiots that we should just set up a Christmas tree of boxes. Then a lightbulb went off in my head – that’s what we’ll do for our card.
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The back looks like this, we added our new address on it and a box for addresses in photoshop. And off to the printer they went. No doubt, next week I’ll find myself at the kitchen table addressing all my cards to friends and family. If you would like to receive a Chiot’s Run Christmas card, message me your address with the contact me form to the right.

Do you enjoy getting holiday cards?

24 Comments to “It’s a Wrap”
  1. Liz Jones on December 12, 2012 at 6:44 am

    What a great idea for your Christmas cards. Love the tree stand box at the bottom… and yes, I do enjoy getting Christmas cards ~ it’s a great time to catch up with family and friends you don’t see on a regular basis.

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    • Susy on December 12, 2012 at 8:58 am

      I find Christmas cards great for that too. I love seeing photos of my friend’s kids every year at Christmas!

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  2. Adelina Anderson on December 12, 2012 at 7:12 am

    What a great Christmas card idea!

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  3. daisy on December 12, 2012 at 7:40 am


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  4. Amy C. on December 12, 2012 at 7:48 am

    What a GREAT idea!

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  5. connie giovanni on December 12, 2012 at 8:12 am


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  6. Marina C on December 12, 2012 at 8:28 am

    You do have a wonderful eye for simple beauty!
    Merry Christmas, I will enjoy the card on the site, save paper.

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  7. Songbirdtiff on December 12, 2012 at 8:56 am

    So clever!

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  8. Jennifer Fisk on December 12, 2012 at 9:22 am

    Beautiful, but I’ll enjoy it here rather than requesting one.

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  9. Ann Burris on December 12, 2012 at 9:50 am

    Love it.

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  10. Melanie in Ca on December 12, 2012 at 9:51 am

    Is that perfectly evocative of the year or what? Brilliant.

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  11. DebbieB on December 12, 2012 at 9:57 am

    This is perfect. How creative!

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  12. Deairdre Miller on December 12, 2012 at 10:14 am

    What a great idea!

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  13. Jaye on December 12, 2012 at 10:14 am

    Very clever! You always have the best ideas :)

    I DO enjoy sending and receiving Christmas cards! I think the old ways are great and feel that there is not much better than a letter or card from a friend. I love to save them to read with a cup of coffee or tea and really enjoy.

    I think that the current generations are missing something as simple and beautiful as the skill/art of communicating via the written word.

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  14. Carrie on December 12, 2012 at 10:36 am

    What a wonderful idea! LOVING the card!

    We follow the same kind of though process when picking out our annual Christmas ornament – something that really represents our year.

    I love receiving cards but stopped sending them around the birth of my second child. Maybe this year will be the year we start up again! My mom’s card this year has so far been my favorite – 1940s Scandinavian cards she found at an estate sale – too perfect!

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  15. Donna B. on December 12, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    Oh you guys!!! That is probably one of the more unique and clever card designs I’ve seen! Love it!

    I am, unfortunately, not that clever. Nor am I good at sending cards out – although I love to get them! I get at least six cards yearly from my sister in law that involves my niece and nephew, and I adore those!
    Plus the brother in law in Florida that sends me a yearly card, it always has photos of their pets, so I love that one too. [big animal-lover family, gotta love that!]

    I really should get onto the scheme of things and start sending out cards… haha! One year… one year…

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  16. KimH on December 12, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    What a wonderful card!! I love it!!

    I love to send & receive Christmas cards.. I even love those Christmas letters others complain about with updates on everyone in the family.. I rarely see them anymore though..

    It seems each year that my Christmas card list gets smaller & smaller but I still send out about 40 cards. Usually I make this years card with last years Christmas Morning pictures, but its not happening this year. Hopefully, next year we’ll have some good pics to use.. This was a totally bad picture year.

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  17. kristin @ going country on December 12, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    I love getting cards, though I never send them. I especially love the newsletters, because I’m a voyeur and enjoy spying on someone’s life via the newsletter.

    We joke we could send out the most entertaining newsletter ever, complete with photos. “This year the Family Blackrock butchered a dozen of our own lambs and discovered that a reciprocating saw is a perfect stand-in for a bone saw! Who knew!”

    Well, it would be entertaining to us, anyway.

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  18. Maybelline on December 12, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    Love getting Christmas cards or any kind of personal mail. One year I used the image of me from a red light enforcement camera. It was a huge penalty so I tried to find a silver lining. This year my post op X-rays help send Merry Christmas wishes.

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  19. Wendy on December 12, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Creative as always; love it!

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  20. tj on December 12, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    …Se-weet! :o)

    …This is so like the both of you – cute! ;o)

    …Enjoy your evening!


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  21. DEBBIE AUEN on December 12, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    I think this card is so darn cute…….great idea! Merry ~ Christmas to you all!!!!

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  22. Sierra N Hampl on December 12, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    You are so creative. What a wonderful idea!

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  23. Melanie J. on December 13, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    We’re moving over Christmas, and I’m totally thinking of stealing this idea (with my own picture, of course)….so cute and on point!

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