Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Pick A Card, Any Card

I'm working on our holiday cards and am putting the current choices up for a vote. Decide quickly, because I have to order them, OK?

#1














#2 The next two are the same size as the others, but you can't tell because I forgot to put a black outline around them to enhance visibility.














#3














#4 I might replace the gold flourish with a christmas tree doodle or something more holiday-ish.

















In other news, it might get below freezing tonight, and on the news they're actually interviewing people to get their reactions to our super-cold snap. People, quite rightly, are looking at them oddly and saying, "This isn't that cold."

I'm still recovering. My health (and appetite, unfortunately) are back, but I feel this knot of anxiety in the pit of my stomach that I can't get rid of. I don't know if it's because we're going to travel again in four weeks and I'm nervous about it, if I'm feeling holiday pressure..or what.

I also just realized that on the 16th, my mother will have been dead 20 years. Next year, I will cross that line where she will have been dead for more of my life than she was alive. It's fine - I've gotten past feeling like Christmas is associated with her death. Now that I have kids, Christmas is fun again, and I believe in enough of an afterlife to think she has some awareness of the grandchildren she never met. I don't think that's the knot in my stomach, but I did just realize it.

OK, so which card do you like best? (And yes, I realize our names are on there. Our last names aren't on them and I didn't feel like going through and smudging all the copies just to keep up the charade of anonymity).

7 comments:

Boobless Brigade Master said...

#4...with a Christmas doodle or something!

Sarah O. said...

I'm leaning towards #4 too because the red works so well with A. & B's shirts.

#4's design also showcases the photos best.

Your boys are wonderful!

Beastarzmom said...

I like #1 - just cuz it's busy and fun, just like the little boys pictured. I think it works well with the pics.
{{{hugs}}} on the mom part.

Anonymous said...

Cute, cute boys. I like #3.

And skimming caused me to think you wrote "Decide quirky."

Beej said...

#4. Totally #4.

You rock with the design stuff, Woman. Seriously.

sweetisu said...

I like #1 and #4. Very nice pix selection.

Lady Venus said...

#1! It's fabulous!

 
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