Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Christmas cards of past

This will be my 5th year making Christmas cards. Last years were my favorite. They were just fun and cute! I made 200 cards that year. These two pictures show the front and the inside of the cards. Some years our pictures are on the front of the card and some on the inside...depending on the design. Last year had both because I couldn't resist using the silly one too. 2004 I stamped all of that on there. It took forever and my fingers cramped beyond belief. 200 cards this year too.

I couldn't find the cards from 2002 and 2003, byt this is the photo I used for 2003 It was navy blue, simple but cute. I can't even remember the design of 2002, but I remember we were all sitting on and around the diving board of the pool wearing different colored solid t-shirts and jeans and Cinnamon was in the picture too. That was before I had digital cameras. I made 100 cards in 2002 and 180 in 2003. My list keeps growing every year and I don't even give them to everyone I know. There is just no way I could do that. So to answer your question...yes I am really going to make 240 cards. Actually I've spent most of the day working on them. This is why I normally start October 1st and why I was stressed about not getting the Chatterbox paper early enough. I am WAY behind schedule. It's crunch time to get them in the mail by Thanksgiving weekend. :o)

12 comments:

Cee said...

Someone please call Oprah and nominate Jolene for an award from the "Angels Network."

Indeed, you are most definitely a gift!

:Hugs:

- Cee

Andi said...

What a beautiful family! Your pictures and cards are wonderful. I adore that you're all dressed alike. I think more people should think before they have their family photos made. I've seen some "doozies" with the group dressed in everything from tank tops to formal wear and leisure suits all in the same photo...YIKES!!!

A recipient of one of your cards should feel like they have a real treasure...they're just beautiful!

Jen said...

okay so back up a bit...do you really mail out 240 cards each year?
HOLY CRAPOLA!

Leona said...

Your cards are beautiful! Your family too. I like the one in the pool cute!

Amanda Hart said...

Jolene, I am also a huge fan of chatterbox. My sister-in-law is pregnant and I am making her a book out this adorable baby stuff from chatterbox. Havent even started to think about my chirstmas cards. I usually use snowmen on them, i guess I better get on the same wagon you are on. Although, it sounds as though you might be done before me. I usually send out around 80. This year will be more because I am going to send them to brian's cleints as well. Thanks for sharing, you have been on a roll with your postings lately, at least one of us is!

~Telah said...

I think it is so awesome you have such a large family and do this every year. I have three children right now but want more and the "Christmas Card Pictures" is a tradition that I want to start and continue as our family grows! Thanks for being so inspiring.

SmileyCarrie said...

Beautiful cards.. love the one of everyone in the pool!! hehhe
So you mail out 240 cards? That would be my entire Christmas budget on stamps, LOL ;) I just cna't get over how you know so many people.. hehehhe

Chris said...

You are a month behind but I am taking bets that you WILL be done on time. You might not be able to use your fingers for awhile thou lol...
Good luck!!

Kristan said...

Jolene - I have a feeling you are going to keep me on task this year. I called Marissa and we decided what we would wear for photo's for our cards and we are having pics taken Thanksgiving morning. Maybe I will have my cards done and I can just slap the photo's in. Let's see if I can keep up with you. Thanks for the inspiration. Hey can you tell me how to get the slide on the side of my blog ?

Missy's Blog said...

You are so creative and your cards are just lovely!! You inspire me to scrapbook and make cards so much Jolene ... thank you for being such an inspiration.

Valerie said...

oh heck. you make me mad!!! i just recently decided on my design for this year!!

you do beautiful work...and the "beary" card is beautiful - and i imagine your pain!!

(p.s. - why does Blogger hate you at my site????? whyyyyyyyyyyyy????)

Pam said...

I remember last years photo and the big smile it gave me! Girl you need to learn to downsize your list like I did! Do you get 240 cards in return? ;)