My original intent was to throw up a quick post with our most recent Christmas card on it, but then a few of my blogger friends posted a look back at their previous cards. I thought it was pretty cool idea and that I would like to do the same, though that dropped me into the rabbit hole of digging out old proofs and/or the cards themselves. Thanks to how difficult it was to get six years together, I’m actually really glad I have these all in one place now! However, I realize looking back over these that:
- I should probably start putting Stella’s age in parenthesis after her name – am I the only parent who has neglected to do this?
- Our life looks pretty damn idyllic if all you see is the annual Christmas card update.
That being said, it’s a pretty great reminder to me to take a step back and enjoy the moment we’re in. Life is pretty great, even when we’re sick and tired and stretched thin!
(card stock from Shutterfly – separate letter enclosed)
(card stock from TinyPrints)
(card stock from MyPublisher – we did joint Christmas Cards / birth announcement for Stella)
(folding card from Shutterfly)
(we sent a printed letter + a separate 4×6 picture)
(folding card from My Publisher)
I actually sent cards most of the years from age 18-25 as well, though I sadly didn’t keep copies of those around (or if I did, I have no idea where they are). It’s already pretty fun to look back over the changes in my life with Charlie through the years though.
Merry Christmas to all!