Christmas cards 2015

22 December 2015

I loved our five Christmas card finalists so much that I would have been thrilled to send out any of them, but in the end, we went with the design that y’all loved best, and that was so undeniably perfect for our upcoming year:


It’s the Wonder Filled design by Baumbirdy from the geniuses at Minted. Our photo was taken by the talented Perry Vaile!


Since our card design was simple and black and white, we didn’t add any color to the newsletter, either. It’s crazy to think of all the milestones we’ll have to squeeze onto the 2016 version!!


I love that many of our news items aren’t news to y’all, like our dativersary, Articles Club, pumpkin and soup night, and of course, our trip to France! It really is a joy to share with and learn from you all, and, in turn, to be invited into your lives! Which brings me to your very own handwritten note, because no Thomas Christmas card would be complete without one:


Thomas Christmas cards are also not complete without recognition of why we send cards at Christmas in the first place. Though sometimes it seems unavoidable, we don’t want our cards to be all about us. We send them out at Christmas to share our joy at the birth of our Savior with the people we love the most, and we want to remind people of that in a personal way. So, we’ve taken to including a few thoughts on what Christmas means to us, and a favorite piece of scripture. We went with a classic this year :)

I’m not sure if I’ll be back between now and my annual year in review, as we have lots of family arriving shortly for an extended visit (YAY!). But, I’m already so excited to share a look back and a look forward to what should be a very interesting year… I’ve been working on my goals with the PowerSheets, and I can’t wait to discuss!

P.S. Our cards from 2014, 2013, and 2012!

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December 22, 2015 10:03 am

This is one of my favorite posts of yours. I look forward to it year after year :) My husband and I finally got our cards out last week (oops!). I’m looking forward to adding a newsletter to our Christmas traditions in the future.

Merriest Christmas, Em!

December 22, 2015 1:41 pm

Merry, merry Christmas, Em! What a year full of blessings – and I think 2016 is going to be even sweeter for y’all!

I also love that Articles Club made your yearly highlights!! :)

December 24, 2015 8:48 am

Ben is now CONVINCED we need to do a graphic newsletter like y’alls next year! :) The other night we had company and went around all of our cards and chose best photo, best design, and best overall. Yours got best design! :) Merry Christmas friend!

January 3, 2016 5:04 pm

I just got back into town from holiday travels… what a joy it was to find your card in my mailbox! Thank you so much, friend!! :) Can’t wait to see you soon!

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