25 December 2009

The Christmas Cards

When the girl was two, we sent a picture of her in shades, holding a life-sized Elmo in a death grip.

When she was three, we sent a picture of her naked on the beach, coyly looking over her shoulder.

When she was four, she was in an undershirt and a crown, with a devilish expression on her face.

And this year - the seventh Christmas card since she was born - she's riding a tractor.



We're all about the untraditional card.

Happy Christmas and a Merry New Year to you and yours.


(PS - to forestall the anticipated question, zero, one and five were lovely photo cards of our dear child, but in a much more traditional vein.)

16 comments:

Kelly said...

Awesome! Merry Christmas!

Kyla said...

My kids LOVED the card! They think M is super cool.

Vodka Mom said...

Merry Christmas, my friend!

Stimey said...

She's rocking the card! Merry Christmas!

Also, I notice that she was standing in or near a fountain in five. How many of them were in fountains?

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Red is a Christmas color--it looks great!

daysgoby said...

That is awesome!

Anjali said...

I love it.

Our card is full of random, unposed, ridiculous pictures.

Have a Merry Christmas!

de said...

Great shot. Thanks for sharing. Wishing you a very merry Christmas and the very best in 2010.

wheelsonthebus said...

you both rock

Lady M said...

Love the picture. Merry Christmas!

I Am Very Mary said...

Nest year she should hold the coconut.

Aunt Becky said...

One of my last pictures was of Ben crying at Halloween in his costume while I tried to console him. Slice o life, and all that. I haven't sent out cards, although I'm contemplating New Years Cards because I'm feeling so horribly guilty about not sending any this year or, uh, last, or uh, before that.

Janet said...

I adore this shot :-)

Bee said...

Well, the tractor is red and the grass is green and your daughter has lovely woolens on . . . so I think this is a creative riff on the theme.

The Library Lady said...

I gave up on the posed ones years ago and send yearly montage cards I make on Shutterfly. Not as much as a snow scene in this year's card!

Love this card. She may get you for that nudie one later one though...

Woman in a Window said...

I'm digging the tractor.
Hoping your Christmas was a good one. I'm just now pulling my head out after the holidays.
xo
erin