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.

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  1. says

    I love it! I have never done this but read about a Mama who used KY jelly to put bows on her little girls head. Her hair was slow to come in. She would use a dab of the jelly, stick the bow on, and let it dry. She said it worked perfectly. So if you can get over the other uses of KY jelly…you might want to try it! :-) Your PS bow looks great tho!!

  2. Katy says

    How adorable!

    A friend of ours had twins, a boy and a girl, a few months ago. Though the babies had no hair, mom wanted to distinguish them from each other for the benefit of strangers and visitors. SO, she attached a bow to baby girl’s head with a little dab of Caro syrup.

  3. says

    That is so stinkin’ cute! Love the added touch with the bow. My mom used to use a little dab of Karo syrup to stick bows like that to our heads when we were bald babies. Worked like a charm and came off easy with just a little water. Happy Holidays to you!

  4. Kate says

    Love it! And I’m so glad that you explained the bow, I was thinking “Did they Photoshot that in? I hope they didn’t use doublestick tape?!?”. I’m so glad to hear you did not tape a bow to her head, lol!

  5. Misty says

    Absolutely Fabulous! You have to very wonderful models for the perfect Christmas Card!

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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