Holiday cards and I have a sketchy history. First there was my less than stellar track record when it came to, well, sending them out at all (due to my general slackerdom about the entire enterprise). I got better about "the sending," but then I found myself grappling with the issue of "what" to send. This year, feeling confident that I'd overcome both laziness and indecision, I was sure I'd finally beat my holiday card conundrum once and for all.
But then Bryan refused to take a family photo. Ok, that's a slight exaggeration, but he really, really didn't want to take one.
I don't want to give you guys the wrong idea... Bryan isn't against family photos in principle. Quite the contrary, the man has never met a moment he didn't deem photo-worthy. He wields a camera like an appendage. But he doesn't like forced gaiety (i.e. posed family photos for a yearly holiday card).
And given that amidst the hundreds of photos snapped of our various family members over the past year, there isn't a single one of the entire family, together, I was officially faced with the third consecutive year of holiday card angst.
But you have to pick your battles friends (and really, nothing good ever comes of a forced family photo), so I spared my crew the pain, didn't gripe or cajole (or inflict a massive guilt trip on the hubs), snatched our most recent family photo booth pic off the pantry door (where all the family photo booth snaps happily reside), and, in the words of the great Tim Gunn, "made it work."
The result is that action above, created on Minted (my go-to for holiday cards) using the lovely "Be Joyful" design.
And as consolation for subjecting you to the 3rd Annual Taylor Family Holiday Card Saga, (and because the lovely folks at Minted are so kind), one of you guys can get in on the Minted goodness.
Just leave a comment on this post sharing a snippet of your own holiday card adventures by tomorrow (Wednesday) evening at midnight CT, and I'll pick one of you to receive 150 free personalized holiday cards courtesy of Minted.
I'll announce the winner on Thursday. (I'll also be revealing the gallery wall I created for my Minted "Take Art to Heart" project with Caitlin and Erin on Thursday... It's a Minted week friends.)