Monday, December 17, 2007

Christmas Cards from the Past - Part 2

Back to the Christmas card festivities...

This card Jim made himself. It's the typical picture of the husband, wife, and cat in front of the fireplace, with a twist.

On the back of the card was the same picture, only with me giving the cat a dirty look. Those who know us well, know that that cat drove me nuts, but I did grow to love it in my own annoyed way.

Here is the card we sent out last year. I took the picture, and Jim designed the labels.


What a peaceful, angelic scene, don't you think? But, you didn't hear the screams(ours and Dylan's), or see the madness involved in getting that perfect shot. Here are just a couple...




Wow, that boy could scream!!

To rave a bit, my wonderfully talented and creative husband always makes the Christmas card he gives me. I love each and every one! I'll leave out the really mushy stuff, for those of you who can't handle it. We are sappy people at this house! We met in 2000, and I have one for each year.

It is 3 dimensional and says "I Wuv Yu..Thif Muth! Mrry Mifmufff!!!"

Now, for 2001...




The one for 2002 hangs on our wall each Christmas...


The one for 2003...



I'm sure I was the one saying "Hey, watch it!".

2004...

Sometime after I received this card, I think I began to complain that while yes, I do love snowmen, that sooo many people had given me snowmen as gifts that they were taking over the house. My snowman affection was dwindling, which resulted in this card for 2005..

The "Official Snowman Free" Christmas card had a bunch of sappy sentiments inside that makes me all warm and gooey, but would make you all "Blabbity, blabbity, yappity, yappity, Blech, Blech!!"(finger on tongue), so I will spare you.

I can't find last year's, but Jim has the graphic on the computer. Inside it said something about him being thrilled with our new little snowball.
I'll end with a Christmas song I sent in a card for a friend of mine a long time ago. The back story is that the guy she was dating still hadn't said those 3 crucial words every woman waits to hear..."No, I'll clean", oh sorry, I mean "I love you".

Tis the season to be naked, fa, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la.
Liquor him up and get him wasted, fa, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la.
Don we now our lingerie, fa, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la.
Make him forget the time of day, fa, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la.
See the blazing hormones raging, fa, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la.
Suddenly he is exclaiming, fa, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la.
That he really loves you dearly, fa, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la.
And he's been a fool clearly, fa, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la.
Then you call me, scream and shout, fa, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la.
While the poor guy passes out, fa, la, la, la, la, LA, LA, LA, LA!!!!

13 comments:

Hannah said...

What sweet, funny cards!!! Love them!

Cecily R said...

You guys should really market those...they're wonderful! Incidentally, the screaming baby santa picture is hands down my favorite. :)

Kellan said...

So many cute cards - I love that little Dylan in the package - too cute. Take care and have fun. Kellan

Driving With the Brakes On said...

Those cards are awesome! Your husband is quite talented, as are both of you for actually getting Dylan to nap peacefully for a photo op.

Shellie said...

I love those cards!!!!! What talent.

Julia said...

Love the cards! How talented!

Julia said...

I typed before I looked, and I see now that Shellie said the EXACT same thing as me...well, it must be true!

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

The cards RAWK! And your song? Priceless!

So where can I send my husband for some of this mushy card training? I want me some of that.

Janet said...

Love the cards. We're just as sappy over here, although if anyone needs encouragement, it was nearly 2 years before Scott said the 3 little words. And unfortunately, it took a close friend's death to get it out of him. He just assumed I "knew."

Joanna said...

I was going to gush at the cards but others covered that. Then I read the song and snorted tea through my nose. I'm now mopping up a mess but I'm a laughing!!

Stacie said...

I found you through Kellan's page...this post had me smiling, thank you.

Pam said...

I love the song! What a great little bit of fun! Fabulous cards though I might be jealous that your hubby is so sweet and creative! Mine barley scratches his name on a card...oh well, he is handy to have around!

Sparx said...

wow! These are amazing! I won't blather on but just assume I share all the same sentiments as everyone else. These are fantastic, you're so lucky and he's so cool.