I’m a bit old school when it comes to holiday cards.
I buy the real cards that require me to actually write my name (which I’m sure no one can read since my handwriting is atrocious. Maybe I’ll have the big kid sign the cards this year instead of me).
Inside I put the latest family pictures we have but the pictures are never holiday related.
I have this thinking that holiday pictures are only displayed for the holidays so instead we take regular family pics.
Last month we went to a local park near the river and took our family pictures. Now I need to print them (yeah, I still haven’t done this yet).
But I do have the cards I’m going to send out for this year.
Special Christmas cards from Hallmark.
How can it already be time for Christmas planning already?
And speaking of Christmas, the kids have already started asking how many more days until the stockings are filled.
And they have also started their lists of wants (which may or may not include Apple products and lip gloss. Again).
To help answer the “how many more days” question, we are using the Interactive Countdown card from Hallmark which features Mickey Mouse. I programmed it with the date and time and now it displays how many days until C-day.
Every time Layla wakes up crying for it to be Christmas (which happens frequently) I pull out the countdown card and show her the number of days left. She probably has no idea what I’m talking about but it’s helpful to stop the Santa tears.
To help with the holiday wish lists the kids have been using the Interactive Recordable Greeting card from Hallmark with Mickey Mouse. They hold down the button, say what they want for Christmas, and then they can send the card to whoever they want. Or they can re-record themselves (which has happened many times as they remember more stuff they want).
Here is their current wish list for Santa, me, Grandma, and/or anyone else willing to purchase gifts. I’m sure this will change at least 3,425,562 more times before the big day.
Oh how I wish we could go back to the days when my oldest still believed in Santa. It makes me feel old that she doesn’t.
So, what kind of Christmas cards do you send out? And what’s on your Christmas wish list this year?
Note…I received the above cards from Hallmark but I did not receive compensation. All opinions, pictures, and crazy kids are my own.