• Christmas Cards 2004-2015

    Here is our 2015 Christmas Card! They arrived yesterday which gives me PLENTY of time to send them out which means I’ll still be mailing some as “Happy New Year!” cards like I always do. This is my second year using a pre-fab template from Shutterfly because they finally have some with enough holes for photos that I feel like I can give a good representation of our year. Last year was the first year I did that, every other year prior I made the collage myself and either sent it as a 4×6 photo or just used it as the “front” of a blank card in Shutterfly. This year’s turned out GREAT!

    2015 Christmas Card

    And now, for a walk down Christmas Card memory lane!


    2004

    2004, the year we sent out TWO photo collages, one with the animals and one with the humans.


    2005
    2005, Nikki had only been with us for 2 months yet she was 99% of the collage.


    2006

    2006, The first year I put a race photo in a collage.


    2007 - A
    2007-A, The card created from our family portrait session, we didn’t mail them out because WHO MAILS OUT JUST ONE PHOTO?

    2007 - B
    2007-B, The cards we ACTUALLY mailed out. Special guest: Donnie’s first half marathon which he ran in a COTTON T-SHIRT. How terrible did that feel? How glad was he to eventually discover tech fabric?


    2008

    2008, The year of the Wessy-Man!


    2008

    2009, This was not the FINAL collage we mailed out, but it’s the only version I could find. The final did have those photos in that basic layout, but I did NOT use that font or that coloring for the background/text. I PROMISE.


    2010

    2010, The year of the super-cute kid photos.


    2011

    2011, The year I got kinda decent at taking pictures of her family/kids.


    2012

    2012, The first full year we spent as athletes so the year that became a dominant focus of our cards.


    2013

    2013, The year I put way too many photos on the card.


    2014

    2014, The year I finally used a collage template from Shutterfly because they finally started offering some with TONS of spots to insert photos.