The Story Behind Our Holiday Cards

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The Story Behind Our Holiday Cards

Setting up a time to take a photo for holiday cards is pretty much the bane of my existence.  You would think it wouldn’t be that big of a deal considering just how many photoshoots we coordinate for TKC on a weekly basis, but that might be why, when it comes to something personal, I just can’t seem to get around to it.

Maybe if we were better about taking pictures as a family outside of the holiday we wouldn’t have this problem, but again, surprisingly, we aren’t good at that either.

Here’s the thing: We always get our holiday cards from Minted.  (This isn’t sponsored and they’ve never paid me, they just have the best designs, an address assistant that stores my addresses from year to year and offer free recipient addressing.  So, you know, considering I am all about whatever is easiest…)  I have a stamp with our return address on it. (I had to order a new one from Etsy this year because we moved.) And then I just nab stamps at the post office and send the buggers on their way.

Honestly, the only trouble I ever have is finding a photo to go on these things.  And sure, I could avoid the whole photo-taking and just send a more traditional non-photo card.  But a long time ago we started the photo card tradition and each year I keep one for a memory book.  It’s the only sort of scrap book I have, one Christmas card a year.  And I love looking at the evolution of our family and major moments in our life through these single cards.  It’s not really about the sending out (although I love the personalization of saying hi to loved ones we haven’t seen in so long), but more than anything that one photo says so many things to me looking back.

And this year is no different.  Edie is nearing two, we just moved into our new (hopefully forever) home and (surprise!) I’m pregnant with our second little nugget.  I didn’t want to miss it.

So I forced everyone home for a literal fifteen minute photo-session around our new Stori Modern patio furniture and forced it. And while we’ve probably taken better family photos, I cherish the laughs and the silly smiles and the memories of being so rushed in life right now that this was how we had to do it.  This is the season we are in and I want to cherish the moment.  Even if it is fleeting.

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Maybe if we were better about taking pictures as a family outside of the holiday we wouldn’t have this problem, but again, surprisingly, we aren’t good at that either.

In the post:

outdoor furniture: Stori Modern  |  floral bowl: MacKenzie-Childs  |  wood tray: Target  | Edie’s shoes: Old Navy

  • Sheaes

    Awwh, congrats on the second baby! Have a wonderful holiday season!

  • Céline Marie

    Congratulations on the baby news, enjoy the holidays!

  • Kimberly

    Congrats Lynsey!!

  • Raspberry_Swirl

    Congratulations! I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday season!

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