*The* Christmas card revealed…Liz’s big debut

24 Dec
Warm Winter Wishes 2011 Christmas Card

Liz's idea for this year's card: a snowman

I’ve been getting word that the 100 cards we made and mailed have been arriving at homes around the country, so now I think it’s fair to reveal this year’s Christmas card, designed by Elizabeth. Last year when we were making the cards, she said to me, “Mommy I have an idea for next year’s card: A Snowman. There’s three of us so each of us can be one part of the snowman.” That worked for me! I printed out 100 copies of one photo that had all three of them and our new dog in it, so as not to waste ink and then I started punching out 1″ circles of each of them. I chose some plum paper and some celery ribbon, just to be different than the typical reds and greens, and then we began our assembly line.

We now have a dog, so I did have to amend the card design to be a snowman plus a little snowball off to the side as well.

2011 snowman card

It takes total concentration to tape 100 little circles onto cards.

Each girl was responsible for putting their own photo onto each card so they sat in order and passed from one to the next. They also had to each sign the cards too. Alex really experimented with her signature, and the girls were quite concerned that no one would know what she wrote, but I told them I thought people would be fine.

Alex helped me put the glue dots on the ribbons and Elizabeth stamped all the “Warm Winter Wishes.” Caroline helped me to assemble the card stock layers.

I thought it was funny that I printed out and punched out exactly 100 cards and circles, but at the end, they all ended up with different numbers left. One had only three photos left, one had four and one had six. So, if anyone gets a card with a missing kid or puppy, that would be why.

Merry Christmas everyone!

There were three of them and one of me so I kept getting behind. Caroline helped out by assembling the card fronts with me as well.

card making 2011 snowman card

We all, but especially Elizabeth, hope you enjoy our cards this year!

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4 Responses to “*The* Christmas card revealed…Liz’s big debut”

  1. Debi December 24, 2011 at 9:47 am #

    AWESOME! Looks like the apples didn’t fall too far from the tree, Jen! Great idea Elizabeth and nice work girls! I wish you and your family the Merriest Christmas ever!

  2. jo-lyn December 24, 2011 at 10:40 am #

    such a cute idea!! they turned out great! Merry Christmas!! 🙂

  3. Nicole Wayne December 24, 2011 at 1:33 pm #

    What a great idea and tremendous follow through! I absolutely love the card – the brilliant design, the photos, the signatures, and that precious ribbon! – and immediately hung it on the back of my front door, right in my living room, with the others. I have to say, it definitely stands out! Merry Christmas to all of you and best wishes for a wonderful new year! xo

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