When Brendan and I were first married, we decided we should send out our very own Christmas cards. We even sat down and wrote a multi-page Christmas letter.
You never got that one? That's because we didn't actually send it out. Eventually we updated it to be an Easter 2002 letter. That one starts: "We're told that during the first years of any marriage couples usually start to form their own traditions, particularly around the holiday season. However, as we prepare to celebrate our first Christmas as a married couple, we seem to have at least adopted one tradition [from Mary's side of the family], sending out our Christmas letter very, very late\u2026"
We still didn't actually send the letter to anyone. It underwent various iterations until March 2003 at which point I gave up.
So when Elizabeth was born, we thought maybe this would be the year we'd finally get around to sending out a card. Forget the idea of a letter though...
We are running out of time for a "real" Christmas card but we did manage to decorate and return Christmas cards for our church this week (Click on the picture to see all the photos).
We discovered a few things: