Earlier this week I complained to a friend that a local store already had Christmas decorations out.
Not a few, mind you, but a full-on-garland-covered-house-with-bows-and-jingle-bells.
And then I realized that HELLO? I started doing my Christmas craft series before they put up the decorations.
What can I say? I’m constantly contradicting myself. Con-stant-ly. Oh, well.
And then I went to another store and right next to the Halloween candy were Reece’s Cup Christmas Trees
(which, for the record, are the best and most perfectly ratio-ed holiday shaped Reece’s available).
I fussed to Marshall about the absurdity of Halloween not even being here before Christmas candy was put out…
and then I ate one.
See? Just one contradiction after another.
And now, before I’ve even taken pictures of my kids all dolled up in their Halloween costumes,
I’m thinking about Christmas cards.
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Once upon a time, when Marshall was in med school and I spent most of my time at home watching TV or reading,
I made our Christmas cards by hand.
And then Carter came a long and I did those long skinny photo cards that a lot of folks use.
I’ve also done newsletters with a single photo stashed inside the envelope.
So, a few days before Halloween I’m contradicting myself again and posting about Christmas…
I’m seriously hoping to get pictures done this weekend(now that Lydia’s face has almost completely cleared up).
I never show my picture until I’ve sent out my cards, but if my kids cooperate?
This could be the cutest picture EVAH.
And (hint, hint) this card would look perfect with it:
Although I’m seriously in love with this one:
And this one:
Aaaaand this one(Look at the inside! Bonus!!):
Oh! And this one(just in case I have to resort to getting separate pictures of each child!):
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