From Tracie: How To Make The Perfect Christmas Card and Letter

Monday, December 10, 2012

How To Make The Perfect Christmas Card and Letter

It is time to plan Christmas cards. And if you are really ambitious, it is time to write your *long, newsy Christmas letters.

This year, I thought I would show everyone a classic Florida Christmas.

I took this picture last week. Doesn't Katarina look cold? Brrrr.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas ...in Florida

Katarina has a Poinsettia.

Poinsettias are Christmasy, right?

Okay. I'll admit it. It doesn't look very Christmasy.

I can't help it that it is approximately 90 degrees here.

(I hope Poinsettias don't require cold temperatures to live.)

What about this?

In Florida, we pretend it is cold

Better. Almost there.

But, wait!

I need a Christmas letter, carefully detailing all of our exciting news from the last year.

I can't send out just a card with no letter. What will people think?

I will be forever regulated to the Christmas-Card-Slacker list for sure.

Hmm. Let me think. What have we been doing all year?

If only I had kept a carefully detailed record of our adventures...

Oh yes. I know exactly what to write.

Merry Christmas you should have read my blog

I think that covers it.

Happy Christmas Card creating, y'all.

The Mommy Mess

*I actually love getting long, newsy letters with Christmas cards. They make me happy. And occasionally they make me laugh when I mock them. Not that I would ever actually do that. Ahem.

35 comments:

  1. Love. This. I wish my cards weren't already off at the printer!

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  2. It really IS perfect. LOL! Merry Christmas from the rainy, dreary, wishing for snow Kentuckians!

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    1. It is rainy and dreary here, too. With a 0% chance of snow.

      Such is life in Florida.

      Merry Christmas to my Wonder-fam.

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  3. haha. Im not sure if christmas cards will even get out this year....Im too busy busy with 2 jobs....And people cant say they have been reading my blog...haha I havent been updating...I'm a BIG slacker! Love this post though!

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    1. Yeah. Whether or not these cards actually get printed and then mailed is still questionable.

      You need more blog updating. I miss you when you aren't writing!

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  4. LOL Read the blog, check facebook- it's all there. No need for a letter!

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  5. Oh see I am with Meggs I want snow for my Christmas, it is just a must have.. and if it doesn't snow I am all kinds of upset. Love the Christmas card too cute..

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    1. I want snow for Christmas too. It would be so very perfect.

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  6. This made me giggle. I'm in Australia, so I can relate to non-wintery Christmases very well. ;)

    But just once or twice I'd really like to try a "proper white Christmas". One day!

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    1. One day I would like to have one too!!

      I forget that y'all have your seasons opposite times to us.

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  7. Hee! Love it!

    Very clever and a whole lotta truth! :)

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  8. So envious of your climate. Fun stuff.

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    1. You can have it! ;-)

      We wore shorts again today. I'm pretty sure it is not going to even get near cold this "winter".

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  9. this IS the perfect Christmas Card!

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  10. Hahahaha, this is brilliant Tracie!!

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  11. Fun! I love it - I think you made Florida look as Christmas-y as possible. :)

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  12. My heart will always belong to Florida.

    Miss those sunny Xmas days...

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  13. Exactly. Read the blog, peeps. It's easier on everyone AND the earth. You're so wise:)

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  14. Beautiful cards Tracie, I am inspired!

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  15. She's beautiful, T.

    Happy HOlidasy!

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  16. haha! That's perfect. Yes, read the blog. You did a great job on your card :-)

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  17. I'm coming to your blog after a couple of years, Tracie. How much Katarina has grown! I sense a new vibrancy about your blog. Hope to visit more often.
    Happy Holidays! ♥

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  18. Hahaha what an awesome card and beautiful girl! :D

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  19. Wow we're in the extreme opposite. The far Canadian North. We have tons of snow here. Want some?! You have a lovely family.

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  20. Hilarious! And familiar. We are in 90-degree land too (Houston). Merry Christmas!

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  21. That's awesome! I haven't had a successful family picture taking lately, so I just might boycott Christmas cards this year. Getting everyone to take a picture AND look normal is impossible!

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  22. Hey, I like the first one...it is Christmasy....well in a "Christmas in Florida" kind of way. Hope to see you soon!

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  23. Visiting from the SITS link-up, where I just joined the community. Love your card! :) I wish I would have done something like that now!! Haha! I also love getting the Christmas letters, so I send one, too. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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  24. It's perfect! Merry Christmas, Tracie! :)

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  25. LOL I totally LOVED this post, haha. It made me laugh out loud because it's SO true! And even funnier we received a 2 page letter from a friend who also is one of those ppl who updates her status on FB 5 times a day. My MIL turned to me and said, "What on earth could she have put in here that she hasn't already talked about 20 times on facebook??!!" Hehehe

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