Monday, November 18, 2013

It's Time for Christmas Cards

I have been making our family Christmas cards myself every year and have gotten a lot of great feedback from friends and family about them every time. I always create the card myself and then usually upload the image to some place like Pear Tree Greetings, where they are printed onto a card.


The last couple of years, we have only had the kids in the photos, because honestly, I was not comfortable in front of the camera. I was overweight, and every single photo I had taken of myself, I felt like I wanted to cry. Therefor, it was so much easier to just get the kids together for a card.

Since I have lost over 50 lbs. this year, I have gained a bit of my confidence back, and have plans to go in a completely different direction with our cards this year. I have decided to have a photo card of just Jason and I. Not just because I have lost the weight, but because the last time we took a quality photo together was the year we met. The time is overdue for a few new ones. And since this will be the first photo in such a long time, I have decided not to go with anything silly, although, that is normally my style.

I look forward to sharing our card with you in the next week or so.


Sending out Christmas cards is very important to me even though the number of cards I receive in return has greatly decreased in the last few years. I don't know if it has anything to do with the economy and that some people are trying to save money or if the internet and social media has made others feel that connecting with friends and family during the holidays is less important.

I personally feel that receiving an ecard or email wishing me Merry Christmas is tacky and so impersonal. Even if I have to get my kids to draw pictures on construction paper, my friends and family are going to get a card from The Moore Family.

*No judging involved here if you don't send out holiday cards. We all have our own ideas of what is important and this just so happens to be one of mine.

Do you send out holiday cards? Have you noticed a decrease in the number of cards you get each year as well?

Would you like to receive a card from our family this holiday season? I would love to swap cards with all of my closest blog and social media friends. We all deserve a little happy mail every now and then. If so, please email me with your address and sometime in December I will be sending them out.

It's NaBloPoMo, which means I will be blogging every day in November. I do hope you will follow along here

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