Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Third Annual Christmas Non-Card

I stopped doing Christmas cards the year Justin was born.

First off, with a full-time job and three kids I didn't have time to collect updated addresses let alone design and send cards. Second, that was pretty much our worst year financially EVER. Cards and postage get pretty expensive. Third, no cards to go in a landfil.

So I came up with the Christmas Non-Card, posted it to Facebook and sent it to my email distribution list and there you have it - a tradition was born.

This year I started a blog and made lots of new virtual friends. So here it is for all to see...and if you make it to the end you'll see JakeRyan's real name.


Happy Holidays from all of us! 

XOXO,
Ali 

17 comments:

  1. This is great! The song seems so fitting to you!!!

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  2. Highly cute. I love the Waitresses.

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  3. I love it!! very nice :) and I'm out of the loop - but where did "JakeRyan" come from, by the way? :)

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  4. WAY BETTER than a boring old one-dimensional card. That was so cute and really captures a year in the life! Fine form.

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  5. You forgot your Twitter Twin...

    This is a really cute idea. I was going to say that this is one of Donut's Dad's favorite songs, but I see he's already beat me to the punch.

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  6. Fantabulous! I might have to borrow this idea. I have to say, in a non-creepy way, that I'm SO glad you started your blog this year. You are reliable, brilliant, crazy and flippin' hilarious. I always know that in my darkest of hours I can come here and be guaranteed to leave laughin' my butt off!! Thank you and Merry Christmas!

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  7. Love it!

    And I think you look way cute in glasses! :)

    Stacy

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  8. Love it! I never thought of doing this instead of a card. Great idea!

    Obviously I missed this, but where did JakeRyan come from then?

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  9. Aw, this is so creative! I wonder if I could do this...

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  10. Jolly Jeff! This is such an awesome idea. I love it! I'm now going to hop on google to find an adult sized shirt like Ryan's "Cool Beyond My Years" one.

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  11. Oh, I really loved that! Those pictures were so adorable. The one of your little boy and his pirate beard made me laugh out loud. Ha!

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  12. Oh girl, you know I had to watch the whole thing so I could see JakeRyan's real name. You're so sneaky!

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  13. Love this, Ali!! What a great idea! I love the song too :)

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  14. Your children enjoy sitting in buckets.
    Or do you make them sit in there so that it's easier to keep track of them.
    Yah.
    I thought so.

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  15. That's awesome! That is one of my top 5 (maybe top 3) all time favorite Christmas songs.

    I would totally do this if my grandma was on the internet. I do sort of like putting the cards together, though...even if it is stressful and pricey.

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