Christmas is by far my husband and I’s favorite holiday. We both look forward to it every year and some of us have been preparing for it since October. *ahem* yeah, that would be me *ahem* We love the traditions, the holiday spirit and the decorations. Ohh the decorations! We have coined the term “Christmas threw up in our apartment” and when my sister came over for dinner the other night, she agreed!
One of my absolute favorite parts of the holiday season is the Christmas cards. Last year, I designed “Our First Married Christmas” card and sent it out to all of our family and friends and got tons of compliments on them. This year, I felt the pressure. Ohh, no one was pressuring me, but myself – but isn’t that how it usually works?
I scheduled a session to get our pictures made a little late in the game (aka the weekend before Thanksgiving – yikes!), so the pressure was actually there as I was worried about the schedule of ordering and then sending the Christmas cards… But they went out in the mail the second week of December and everyone has already gotten them in the mail.
While designing our card, I purposedly kept the front of the card very simple as I knew the back was going to be VERY busy. We have been fortunate enough to travel so much this year – so that was the focus of the back of the card. I went with the theme “there’s no place like home for the holidays” and I took a map of the United States and added pictures of all the places we visited in 2013.
There was some destinations/trips that didn’t make the map, but that’s only because I ran out of room on the map! I didn’t feature our trip to New Jersey in the very beginning of the year for my Grandma’s funeral or all of the work trips Tyler has taken Louisiana for work… Or the tubing trip we took to New Braunfels this summer… Ohh goodness… Just thinking about everywhere we’ve been makes me crave a weekend at home in Dallas right about now!
Merry Christmas to you! Love, the traveling couple