Christmas Card Tradition

WE LOVE CHRISTMAS and one of our favorite Christmas time traditions is making our silly Christmas cards! It all started back in 2000 with our first house and the old rusty shed out back. To us, it looked like a White Trash Shack…and so the idea for our first Christmas card was born! As the kids get older, we enjoy brainstorming with them for each year’s theme. We take the photos and then layer them together in Photoshop to create a cohesive scene.  I guess one year we “Photoshoped” the photo a little too well…a few folks actually thought we held our newborn son upside down by his foot (see Christmas 2006)!
Scroll down to see cards from Christmas past!


This card was perfect since that year our kids tried to plan out every second of our lives! All our daughter ever wanted to do was SNUGGLE!

This one is pretty self explanatory!


Just wishful thinking!


This saying was perfect since Daren had a crazy ring master type mustache that year!


It’s Elvis…why not! Plus, we were missing all of our loved ones in Seattle!


We were feeling saucy! Just kidding, this was the first Christmas back in my old neighborhood!


This was our first year living in Michigan, Oliver lost his first tooth that year as well so we thought being hicks would only be appropriate!


This was our last year living in Seattle but looking forward to spending the holidays at home in Michigan and Arkansas!


He is the reason for the season!


We wore ugly Christmas sweaters before ugly Christmas sweaters were cool! The kids faces are priceless! The boy is even pointing his finger like a cool guy!


We just had our son a few month’s before…we had a few people actually concerned that we held him up by his leg! We promise, he was laying on the bed, then photoshoped in! No babies were hurt while taking that year’s photo!


The title to this one was We Three Kings, Disoriented Are!
We had a toddler…need we say more?

We seem to be missing a couple photos…we will try to find them! One of the missing photos is my favorite…it is us wearing nothing but crazy hats when our daughter was a baby. The other was pre kids…we dressed our dog and cat up as reindeer!

And the one that started it all…


I’m dreaming of a White Trash Christmas!

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