Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Christmas Card Carousel

Faith over at "Walk With Me By Faith" is hosting this fun, Christmas meme called the "Christmas Card Carousel". Please link up over at her blog and show us your Christmas card.

Every year, my husband traditionally writes our family Christmas letter. He has, once again, done his masterful work and wrote our letter that is to be read in the tune of a song we all know and love. That song being the theme to "Gilligan's Island". OK, so some of you might not, in fact, know the tune.

I chose this card in September and then realized the astronomical cost to send it from England to the States.

In order to try and be a little different from our previous years' cards, I chose to print the letter on vellum paper, fold it, and then put it on the back of the photocard like so.

The kids and I stamped this little snowman.

Have a Merry Christmas everyone!


The Lehman's said...

Great cards Carol!! You should post your letter. We went the old cheap-o way. We mailed a 4 X 6 print as a post card. I backed it with cardstock to make each card a little heavier but it goes at the postcard rate. julie :)

Faith said...

Love the card design - so cute!! You guys have had some great adventures it looks like from the pics.

Thanks so much for joining in the fun! Merry CHRISTmas!!

steffenboysmom said...

Beautiful Card! Sorry I didn't get one! and you didn't get one from ME!

Heather said...

What a beautiful Christmas card!! Look like you have had lots of fun things going on this year!! You have a beautiful family! Merry Christmas!

The Lehman's said...

Hey Carol--that does work. Thanks julie :)
p.s. That was really fun.

petrii said...

I LOVE your card and the newsletter idea to a song. (I may have to borrow that idea =)

Love you friend,

sarah @ life {sweet} life said...

What a neat idea! I love the way you laid it out. What a beautiful family! Merry Christmas! :)

K Mommy said...

Very cute! Thanks for sharing!

MICHELE said...

What a great idea and card! Love it.
Merry Christmas!

Stephanie said...

What a beautiful card and cute idea for a letter! I allowed myself a break from letter writing this year with a newborn, but I always love writing about what God has been doing in our home for the year. Thanks for sharing!

He & Me + 3 said...

Gorgeous job. i love the vellum and the stamp...nice touches. Your family is so beautiful.

Rachel said...

I love the vellum idea!

Funny, mine hasn't arrived yet. I'll go check the mailbox again...


Heart2Heart said...


You are so creative in keeping your Christmas traditions alive and the costs down. I wish it were cheaper to ship and mail things outside of the US. Thank you for sharing this beautiful card with all of us!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

chili pepper said...

Hi, Carol.

Nice job on your cards. Ours are coming along. The news letter is off to the printer today and the envelopes are addressed. Just need to get the stamps and finish the invite for our after holiday potluck and we can send them out the door!

I have been missing you... but thinking of you just the same. I really should be off doing about 50 things before I leave for an afternoon of appointments and shopping but I couldn't resist stopping in for a minute.

I hope you are soaking in every minute of this wondrous season, my friend.

Love to you,


Diana said...

You did a great job!

LisaShaw said...


I pray a blessed CHRISTmas and New Year for you and your family precious sister. It's been a blessing knowing you this year Carol. Love and blessings.