Our Family Christmas Card (Dog Pajamas Included)

As we head into the holiday weekend, we’re looking forward to watching “the kids” unwrap their presents (yes, Burger gets some too), gorging on goodies, and spending time with family and friends. But before the festivities officially begin, we wanted to take a moment to say HAPPY HOLIDAYS to you guys!

The image above was the Christmas card that we sent out to our family and friends (in case you can’t see, the text reads: “Hope you get your mitts on everything that you want this season“). This is the template we used through Snapfish (we just provided the pic and the wording of the note and they printed 40 5 x 7 cards on matte photo paper & provided envelopes for each one to the tune of around $25 thanks to a coupon code that we googled around for).

Getting the shot was a bit more involved than our previous years’ cards (which starred Burger as a reindeer, a kiss-monger, and a big brother in waiting) since we had a dog and a baby to work with this time (everything from getting Burger to actually wear his trapdoor sleeper to keeping both of our models in place was a bit of a challenge). But we had tons of fun watching Clara try to lick Burger for a change (weird, but true). And since we know you guys love behind the scenes stuff, here’s our “set” of sheepskins in the ol’ den where we shot it in early December:

Notice the block acting as Clara’s stand-in while she was getting a diaper change? Oh and here’s a fun fact, Sherry actually photoshopped that bow on Clara’s head after we uploaded the pic since there’s no hair to clip a real bow to yet. Anyway, happy holidays to all! May your days be merry and bright- and may your chihuahuas (and other various family members) be held tight.

Psst- We announced this week’s giveaway winner. Click here to see if it’s you.


  1. says

    This is so adorable and thank you for the behind-the-scenes set shot! These look like they could have come out of a professional studio and i LOVE the photoshopped bow!

  2. Nikki T says

    Clara is too cute for words!! And of course, so is Burger!
    Happy Holidays to you! Thanks for a great year of blogs, looking forward to 2011 :)

  3. Letty says

    The picture is perfect! Merry Christmas to you in your new house/Barbie! Can’t wait to hear about what presents you get ;)

  4. Tammy says

    Maybe professional photography should be your next venture?! They both look wonderful, but Clara is the absolutely cutest little thing I’ve ever seen!

  5. stacey says

    Great picture and Merry Christmas to you all. You kids are so lucky with your photo shop….my mom used to TAPE a bow to my bald head!

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