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Getting Creative with our Christmas Cards

December 13th, 2011

I love getting photos of all my friends kids via their Christmas cards, it’s a great way to keep up with what’s going on in their lives. Mr Chiots and I don’t have children, so we don’t have to send out the obligatory family photo for Christmas. Each year I spend all year trying come up with something creative to do. That’s the one problem with having a really great card one year, then people expect it every subsequent year! This year, we decided that since our camper was a big part of our summer, it should be featured on our holiday card.

My original idea was to have the camper parked in a snowy field with us sitting around a fire nearby. However, we have had no measurable snow, that means I had to come up with something slightly different because it was getting close to the cut off time for ordering the cards.

I spent the night before last outside for about an hour at dusk taking a variety of photos trying to get just the the right ones for our card. Of course there was a self portrait or two that didn’t make the final card.

I can’t wait to get the final cards in the mail. Each year, it’s pure joy to address them and send them off to my friends & family. Coming up with a creative card is one of the things I really enjoy doing for Christmas. I’ll show you what the final product looks like next week after we receive the final cards.

Do you send out family photo cards, handmade cards, pre-made cards from the store, e-cards, or no cards during the holidays?

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.