Hooligan Inspired Christmas Cards- part 2

14 Dec

My last post shared how we have done our cards in the past and our journey from cute and smiling to an more accurate portrayal of our family life.

This year we decided to plan on having a card that captured the sass and wit of our household.  I am also proud to say I made the cards myself this year too- I feel so crafty, just like my friends over at Shawna Brockmeier Styled Events and Almost Never Clever.

We found this stamp at our local crafts store.

Underpants!  What could possibly be a worse gift?

Underpants! What could possibly be a worse gift?

Both the Hubs and I started laughing and decided on the spot that this was going to be our card.  Things started to fall in place after that.  We left the store with a bunch of blank cards and envelopes, the stamp, ink, and some festive stickers to give it a little extra pop of color.

Next we staged the photo shoot.  Using the left over boxes and tissue from last Christmas, we made a giant mess in front of the fire place, had the hooligans put on their Christmas pajamas and then gave them the following direction.  “What is the worst present you think you could get for Christmas?  Now act like that is what is in the boxes.”

The best part is we got the perfect picture on the first try.

I think the boy deserves an Oscar for best acting in a Christmas card photo.  He was laughing so hard it looks like he is crying.

I think the boy deserves an Oscar for best acting in a Christmas card photo. He was laughing so hard it looks like he is crying.

I then printed the photos at our local 1 hour developing store, assembled the cards and voile- a finished card!

We have already started thinking about what we want to do for next year.  I think we have finally found the way to get a card that matches our family’s personality and that the troops are willing to pose for.

How do you do your cards?

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