a Merry 2014 Christmas card, from our family to yours

Happy 2015 friends!
2015.  I like the sound of that—-I like numbers in increments of 5.
It just feels right.

And I hope all your holidays felt right…and were all merry and bright!

I couldn’t close out the year without saying a very merry Christmas and sharing our annual card.
I love getting Christmas cards!
So here’s our card, to you.

Because it’s that most wonderful time of the year….
When mom announces right after church, “hey, before anyone changes their clothes, let’s take a quick family picture!”

And he’s all like:

And I’m all like:

And most of them are like:

And eventually it’s kind of like:

And then Clara kicks up her Sparkle Skirt and red boots (which she insisted on wearing for 2 days straight.  Good thing they go with the Christmas theme).
And we call it good.

And a couple weeks later this stack shows up at my house.
And Lucy and I address them all and pop them in the mail.

And then he’s all like:

And then we start getting cards in the mail.
And my friend Lyndsey is all like:

Dude. Seriously?
Best. Handwritten address.  Ever.
And my house is all happy like:

It’s like friends and family were hanging out with us all season long.
And YOU guys are what makes the season bright.
So thank you for popping in on us throughout the year, for leaving comments, for sewing and having fun.   Have a wonderful 2015!

  1. So lovely, Dana. Happy new year to you, too!

  2. I can’t believe how tall Owen is – he’s nearly caught Lucy!!

    Happy 2015 to you and yours.

  3. That’s it. I’m coordinating church clothes more often.

    I ordered 75 cards this year, and only mailed off 21 to family members I ended up seeing just a few days later. Ha! Maybe next year?

  4. Haha! I have the same problem with all our photos 😉 But you look so cute! Happy New Year!

  5. 5) Lindsay

    i have grand plans for a Martin Luther King, Jr. day card, but now Presidents’ Day is sounding pretty nice. Love your darling family.

  6. what a great card! i think the cards are one of the best parts of Christmas.

  7. ahhh cutest!! this post is one of my absolute favorites that you do. 🙂

  8. 10) Jean McCoin

    Happy New Year!!

  9. 11) Terri

    I love the last pic, very cool idea.

  10. Wonderful photos of a beautiful family! Congrats on getting everyone smiling in the same direction at once, I know from our own photos this year how challenging that can be!
    I don’t know if you meant to, but your full address is visible in the tree photo above.

  11. 13) Lauren

    When did Owen get as tall as Lucy??? Holy moly!!! 🙂 Beautiful and amazing family photos, per usual!!!

  12. 14) Rebecca Coke

    Great cards. What did you use to print them?

    • I was going to ask the same thing… Where did you get them printed?

      I love the little story on the back! You have such a fun loving family… Happpy New Year to you all! 🙂

      • 16) Dana

        Costco! They have a “blank template” option that you can upload your own Illustrator image. It’s fabulous!

  13. Ooh, I want a sparkle skirt and bright red boots too! I love the color coordination in your family photos 🙂

  14. lovely, lovely, lovely <3 <3 <3
    we did the same, but I'm astonished with the same kind of postacerds you received back! wow 8)

    all the very best
    a big fan from Portugal

  15. 19) Christy Haggard

    I love your blog. I feel like I know you and your family even though I don’t… 🙂 Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Provo, UT!

  16. Love it! Merry Christmas and JOY-full New Year.

  17. 21) Dara

    So VERY nice!! Thanks SEW much for all you do for us !! God Bless you and your wonderful family!!!

  18. Love the card. Merry Christmas and Happy new year to you guys. Here’s to a great 2015.

  19. 23) Petra

    I really love the “postcard” style of Christmas card 🙂 and the lovely message on the back. GREAT styling too 😀 Reminds me of when I was a kid and had been to church, and mum used to get out the camera before any of us could get out of our churchie clothes 😉 Thanks for a fantastic blog and also showing us your beautiful new home and your amazing decor. Happy 2015 from Melbourne 😀

  20. Hi Dana,

    I LOVE Christmas cards. I love sending them, getting them and seeing everyone else’s, too! Just a head’s up, though… you forgot to blur out your address on that super fancy envelope in the picture of all your cards on the wall. Perhaps it wasn’t an oversight and you don’t mind but in case it was a mistake I had to let you know.

    Happy New Year!
    Jennifer (Ottawa, Canada!)

    • 25) Dana

      Thanks. Yea, I just fixed it 🙂

  21. 26) Mikea

    Hi Dana!! Happy new year!!! Didnt get cards out this year but hopefully next year i will get back to it. Hope you had a great xmas! Do people ask if owen and lucy are twins? I get it alllll the time and he is 10 inches taller than her! Haha

  22. 27) María

    Nice cards, happy holidays from Iceland.

  23. 28) Missymom

    This was like….adorable.

  24. you win for best christmas card blog post ever! seriously, i wish my man would cooperate as good as casey does, he does a fine job don’t get me wrong. i love that one of you guys kissing–(in a non-creepy way)…so cute. great job dana!

  25. 30) Susan R.

    Super cute card and pictures, made me smile. Merry belated Christmas and Happy New Year. Here is to things in fives, and being creative everyday. CHEERS!

  26. 31) annett

    thanks dana for sharing!
    yr blog is always inspiration and admiring 🙂
    and honestly here in europe we are probably not soo into these family season cards. now and then we get some. we do some annual pictures but i thought these kind of as a bit cliche. but i probably missed the fact that you get all that nice cards from your beloved ones, family and friends. and especially as we moved this year i imagined how lovely it could have been. so maybe its not too late yet to make a picture of the for of us and send especially to friends we havent seen in a while.
    thank you again, dana and a wonderful and creative 2015!

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