Growing up, Christmas cards came to my family in the form of a painted winterscape on the front and a generic greeting on the inside. If we were lucky we got a college ruled letter that also filled us in on the year had by the family sending the card. Welp, digital cameras have made picture cards way more popular than generic cards and Facebook has made staying in touch much easier, thus eliminating the need to include a lengthy family update. These days I get a ton of picture cards, each with a special message…although baby’s first Christmas and first Christmas as a married couple definitely dominate my card wall! And let’s be honest, you’re not making the card wall if you send a generic card, so don’t even try it.
All of this said, I don’t have a baby and I’m not married…and I don’t want to send a generic card. I had to put a little pressure on myself to get this bucket list item done; my hesitation is mainly not knowing what picture(s) to use on the card, so almost immediately I decided it needs to be funny! Truthfully, I took this bucket list item seriously but I knew I couldn’t take the card too seriously because I would freak myself out wondering what to put on it. So here were my requirements:
- Must be humorous
- Should feature Luda
I scoured the internet for some funny dog holiday inspiration, but left a little uninspired….until I saw a picture of a creepy guy with his cat, and the cat’s face was also featured in the upper right hand corner looking off into space like the 80′s style photos all of us took at one time. With this ammo in hand, I took to Photoshop and came up with this little beauty (the sweater is from Target). I started off my first year sending Christmas cards with a small batch of 30, so not everyone got one….consider this post your Christmas greeting from Garrett, Jess and Luda