Thursday, December 11, 2008

Christmas Card!

I had some big plans for our Christmas card this year and I'm happy to say that I was able to pull it off! My idea was to have fold-out (accordion-style) cards that had pics of the kids through the seasons and say something like "Wishing you happiness through every season."

Lucky for me, my friend, Andrea (Delightful Designs) , understood exactly what I wanted and, since she is an expert at card-designing, came up with some amazing ideas. I urge you to check out her blog and card designs--you won't be disappointed if she does your cards!

Doing the accordion-style thing was a little more challenging, but luckily it all got figured out. The cards arrived yesterday and I LOVE them!!

Here is a sample: And here's the idea of how it looks when unfolded.
Cool, right? It's such a great feeling to have an idea in your head and be able to execute it just the way you'd hoped! Thanks again Andrea!!

Please join Candid Carrie and check out some Phriday Foto Phun!

P.S. How can it be Friday already? Is it just me, or has this week flown by!?
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42 comments:

Ronda's Rants said...

That is such a great idea! Love it and the kids are so cute!

Becky said...

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Love them!!!

JWilson said...

Holly Cow I think those are the coolest Christmas Cards I have ever seen!

~~tonya~~ said...

I love that!!! Such a great idea. Kids are beautiful.

Susie said...

They look GREAT!!

Mimi said...

Wow...just awesome!

Allison said...

Great card! Love it! I love seeing the kids during all the seasons and how much some of them have grown or changed! Kudos!

Jen B. said...

Those are awesome! She did a great job!

Shannon said...

Love the pics and your idea for your card is a great one! I think it turned out very cute!

BoufMom9 said...

OMGosh! That is the cutest idea EVER! LOVE all of those gorgeous pictures too!!
Happy Friday!

JANE said...

Fantastic! Best idea I've seen for a card!!

Gramma 2 Many said...

I absolutely love it!! Whomever receives this card is most lucky.

noble pig said...

It came out perfect and the Christmas shot is just awesome...Pickle cooperated! The kids are so beautiful, I feel like I know them.

Argentum Vulgaris said...

That has got to be the more bestest most wonderfullest fantasical idea for a Christmas card I have ever seen. Jenneifer, did you come up with that? Really that is just sooooo cool.

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yulz said...

Its so BEAUTIFUL !!

CaraBee said...

That is AWESOME!! Such a great idea! That blows my card out of the water. I bow to you, oh goddess of all things crafty.

sandi said...

Love that idea! You are amazing!

Erin, Nick and Merrick said...

Wow that is gorgeous!

Jen said...

I LOVE that idea. I am so going to have to remember that next year.

Ashley said...

What a great idea!!!

jen721 said...

Those are pretty cool. Great idea!

Angie said...

What a great idea for a card, the kids are beautiful!

Jennifer said...

Those cards are awesome!! :)

Brittany said...

I absolutely love them, LOVE THEM!

Van said...

Thanks for the great card idea. Christmas cards is on my list of to do's this weekend!

The Rule Maker said...

Fabulous! I loved all the pics of the kids!

Kristin said...

I love that. May have to steal that idea for next year.

K8E said...

That is such a clever idea! I'm so glad it worked out for you. Thanks for sharing, I may have to steal it once I have kids!

Rebecca Jo said...

LOVE IT... I've never seen a card do that... how creative!

Aubrey said...

Oh!
No. Way.
That is a REALLY great idea and GREAT card. Great job!
The pix are too cute!

Temple said...

Wow! You do realize that Martha is now totally going to be gunning for you...

Auds at Barking Mad said...

BRILLIANT! I wish it weren't already so late in the season as I'd have her do our cards!

Thanks for sharing your holiday card with us. I think it's absolutely beautiful...just like your kiddos!

SuZ said...

Oooohhh... makes me wish I were the type to send out holiday cards! Everytime I think about it, I get all excited, rush out and buy cute cards... and never get around to sending them out. If only they came stamped, huh?

Constructive Attitude said...

I like that idea! and i like how you didnt just center it around the holidays, but the seasons too.

Divine Chaos said...

ooOOooOOOo I love that card!!! That's absolutely gorgeous :)

Z's Mom said...

That turned out GREAT!!! I love it!!!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

I absolutely LOVE it!! I think I'm going to have to steal that idea for next year. They are awesome!!

Cathy said...

That's awesome! I love it!

AMomTwoBoys said...

GREAT idea for the card! I love it...and your kids are adorable!

Domestic Extraordinaire said...

That is an excellent idea! Thanks so much for sharing!

Elaine A. said...

Wow! Absolutely gorgeous - your family and your card! I love the pictures through the seasons, what a wonderful way to show how they've grown, etc.

I'm liking your blog too... this is my first visit but I am pretty sure I'll be back. Happy Holidays! : )

heartatpreschool said...

What an awesome idea!!!