I have some strong feelings about Christmas cards, but is it just me, or are people not into sending them so much anymore? (They’re not.) I haven’t received a single card this year! Of course, I haven’t sent any, either, and – get ready for this – I’m not going to. I know. I know! It’s just so hard to justify the expense if people aren’t sending them, especially when you can go the way of the fast, easy and free electronic holiday greeting. Sending a Christmas card this year would be like giving gifts of money in doubloons or something. (This is what I’m telling myself.)

Still, giving up the card is hard for me and it’s not for the lack of greetings taped to my archway, like you’d expect. The part of the Christmas card experience I’ll miss is the Christmas Card Photo.

Here’s our 2007 photo, from the just-Julia era.

Christmas Greeting

Introducing Lucy in 2008.

Merry Christmas

Some outtakes from the 2009 photo shoot.

Christmas Card Photo Outtakes

And then there was Phoebe in 2010.

Merry Christmas!

Finally, my favorite, from 2011.

Christmas Card Photo 2011

I guess I could still do a Christmas card photo, even if there’s no card to put it on. I could post it here. People still come here, right?

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  1. Wendy on December 12, 2012 8:46 pm

    Les, I just put mine in my mailbox after dinner tonight. Look for yours in the next few days. Miss you guys! Merry Christmas!

  2. Res on December 13, 2012 1:18 am

    Please post a cool holiday pic! I love them and get great ideas!!!

  3. Jacquie on December 13, 2012 10:07 am

    I just filled mine out last night, yours included =) I am slow and they will all be late but they will get there hahaha I am bad I know…. Last one was my favorite too!!

  4. Laurie on December 15, 2012 8:20 pm

    Two minutes ago, I came across your Christmas 2011 card and it made me smile…again. My favorite is Phoebe 2010.

  5. April on December 16, 2012 11:42 pm

    Please still take the pic and post! My favorite gift the last 2 years have been your cards.

  6. Mama Bear on December 19, 2012 9:46 pm

    You guys WILL be missed. We wish you and yours a Merry Merry Christmas!!!!!!! Lots of love.

    The Blunts

  7. Goofball on January 1, 2013 4:58 pm

    yes we still come here! love to see one 🙂

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