Wednesday, December 16, 2015

merry Christmas, I'm the worst.

Before we had children, J.J. and I never sent out a holiday card. I understand it's more of a thing these days for the hip millennial couples to don their skinny jeans, flannel shirts, puffball hats, and sweater-cuffed boots for a photo shoot that results in a delightfully neutral-yet-twinkly kissyface tableau, perfect for sharing in card form during the holiday season...but we did not partake in such events as youngsters. We didn't even have any cute pets to send out pictures of (no offense, Alex the Snake of Yore).

But then I popped out a baby, and she was real real cute, and Pinterest was real real tempting. Plus, my friend Tanya made us an irresistible stripey hat. (Check out her Etsy site; she can make ANYTHING.) And so we joined the masses in 2013 with our first holiday card.

In 2014, we upped the ante a little bit by adding more props (Christmas tree, ornaments, gift-wrapped box, and oh for Pete's sake, tiny pink suspenders). We actually had a lot of fun taking the pictures - Rowan most of all.

Aaaaand that brings us to this year.

I did a cute photo shoot. Props and all.

Rowan thought it was a jolly good time. We got some fun shots.


We didn't actually order cards.


Here's Rowan's (holiday!) version of  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ :

Sorry, loved ones. Really, we meant to order cards, and we'd love to still, but it's just not happening this year. We still love you (and you and you and you!) and wish you the happiest season of all. Here is the sentiment expressed in our hearts, but missing from your mailbox:

You are also welcome to enjoy our #ParentingUnfiltered holiday newsletter that I spent so much time and energy on completed in under two minutes using this hilarious template from Plum Organics:

I feel a twinge of guilt every time I open another beautiful card showcasing my gorgeous friends and their gorgeous families...but hey, at least I'll have some good fodder for a New Year's resolution ("stop being a lazy assclown").

Merry merry!

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  1. At least you took pictures. Love, The Actual Worst

    1. At least you have a job (that you get paid for). Love, The Literal Worst

  2. I actually, literally, just love you both!

    1. Love you, too, but your holiday card was too beautiful for me to like you anymore. ;)



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